31 March 2016

Tour of Thailand

One of the thai riders .. good luck boy !
With the arrival of spring, big cycling events are now taking place almost weekly in Europe, especially in Italy, France and Belgium. I spend a lot of time looking at them on TV, commenting on them on webboards, reading about them.

But cycling is also coming to Thailand ; to-morrow will be the start of The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhon's Cup "Tour of Thailand", a six-days event which will go along the Mekhong from Ubon Ratchathani to Udon Thani. The race is part of the UCI Asian Tour. Stage arrivals are scheduled in Mukdahan, Sakon Nahon, Bung Kan, Nong Khai, Loei and Udon Thani ... so many words which are music to my ears ....

And then there are the riders, mostly young men from asian countries, among them two all-thai teams ... I wish them good luck and full success during this ride.

31 December 2015

Happy New Year



Land of Smiles

A job well done by the admen of Lay chips in Thailand. The boys are all over Facebook posing with the bag over their mouth.

Sorry, they are much better-looking without it !

12 December 2015

Wish I were there

I am now at home and cannot help thinking that my planning was quite poor this year. Not really my fault because I had to squeeze in my last trip between some of the few commitments I still have at home, but this made me to miss the "Bike for Dad" event.

Ready for the ride !
I love riding a bike (not the noisy and puffing kind), I love Bangkok and Thailand, and this event was an unique opportunity to blend my two passions. And this in a quiet and secure environment, far from some rowdy drivers who make Thai roads the most dangerous in the world. Seeing the Ride live on the thai TV made me regret not taking part still more. What struck me the most was seeing all these people smiling and obviously happy to ride together behind the Prince.

Oh, I do not wish to be too excited, and can imagine the social and political background of this event. But if riding a bike could make thai people more united, I am all for it. I could even imagine that this could be an incentive for them to ride their bikes more often in their everyday life, and generally to live in a more healthy way, but I would not hold my breath.

In some way I could manage to take part in the event, as one of the rides planned out of Thailand took place not far from my home. There were about 150 people attending, mostly thai people living there, and mostly women. The atmosphere was very cheerful, with everyone smiling and happy to be together paying a tribute to the beloved King. I could spot two or three lads that I would have liked to know better, but it was obviously not the right place to even think of it.

On top of that, I understand that there is now a big two-weeks annual festival in Udon Thani with a lot of shopping, parades, live music and fun (and some brawling too). It is called Thung Sri Muang Festival, takes place from December the 1st onwards and is aimed at honoring His Majesty the King. Reading from Facebook, it seems that every boy living within 50 miles around wants to go, but obviously they have neither transport nor money nor place to stay in town … I guess I could have selflessly helped some (or at least one every day) by offering bed and board free of charge, with some beer money as a bonus.

So time to be smarter when planning a next trip to Thailand … But then there is always something interesting going on in this fabulous place !

Thung Sri Muang Festival, Udon Thani
Festival in Udon Thani

02 December 2015

Saphan Kwai massage shops

Samuel Johnson could have said it : "when a man is tired of Bangkok, he is tired of life". Eleven nights and a half in Bangkok versus only nine in Pattaya : if that is an indicator, no doubt I would lean towards the Big Mango against Sin City every time the usual fruitless quarrel rears its head. Between my trips, I spend more and more time around my homely hotel room in Saphan Kwai, and this for one plain reason : I feel really good there.

Most of my days were spent going here and there in Bangkok ; when in Farangland, I live in a quiet - albeit very scenic – place, so any reason is a good reason to partake in the vibrant Bangkok life among thousands of people. When enough is enough, I then come back to Saphan Khwai, often being the only farang left in the BTS train after Phayathai station (except on week-ends). And from the station, it's then a rather circuitous route to my room, in order to see what's is on offer in front of the many massage shops now operating in the area.

thai massage boy
Waiting for a customer
I did not visit all of them, and this was probably wise as I read in a thai forum that not all provide extra services. Most have a queue system, so you will go with the boy whose turn has come ; however you usually can insist on choosing the boy you prefer, or even ask for one you know from a previous visit or from someone's advise. Do know that except in Nine Spa, there is no privacy if you ask for a thai massage or foot massage. Other kinds will entitle you to a more or less private room, but usually with light partitions not going up to the ceiling (common air-conditioned system). If you have time on your hands, it has been suggested that you ask for a foot massage first, just to see how things are working and which boys meet your requirements.

The places I visited were all clean, welcoming and charged reasonable rates especially before 5pm. So from Saphan Kwai BTS station (exit n°1) and going back towards Pradiphat Road, you will pass by these shops :
> Amor Spa and Am Fine under exit n° 1 : two adjacent places, one small and the other larger where I could saw some handsome lads but did not enter.
> Going on along Phahonyothin, enter the second soi on the right leading to 39 Underground Sauna : again two adjacent boy-only places on your right with many cute guys : I-Sabay and Romphruk. I went twice to the latter, which has mostly vietnamese boys ; extra-service proposed and tip agreed, and then the boy will more or less accept to be in the nude
> Turn left, pass by Phahon Theater (another infamous gay place by all accounts), you will find Pailin on your left. Few boys in front of the shop but it seems busy inside ; strict queue system I am said, including girls.
> Follow the very narrow pathway and then turn left back to Phahonyothin : facing Big C you will pass by Noble Spa, and then Sabaidee just at the corner of Pradiphat Road : these are shops with both boys and girls and a queue system as well, but you could probably avoid it if you order an oil massage and ask to choose – especially in the last one where I had only a nice foot massage by a nice girl.
> Cross the road and go to Big C, follow the car entrance and exit on the right of the mall and then turn right on the Soi leading south to Suthisan Road : you will reach Seven Massage who has just relocated in a subsoi here. Boy-only place where I did not had enough time to go, but looks promising and very professionnal.

thai boy massaging thai boy
Will extras be part of the game ?
And finally there is of course Nine Spa in the Liberty Garden Hotel, the only place which comes close to a real gay massage shop with private rooms and slightly higher prices ; here, extra services are part of the game, possibly including hard ones. You choose your boy from a tablet which shows their pictures. The cashier is not always available and as he is the only one you can see in the flesh (so he has a definite advantage over others), you could regret it at first. Most of their boys are nowadays hill-tribe boys from Tak province ; I highly recommend Phet who knows perfectly how to make you shiver with pleasure along the whole process, bringing you like in a trance when serious things begin.

The premises will undergo a complete renovation, and the shop will have to move near the BTS station – but I still do not know exactly where. If I don't get any information before my next trip, be sure I will comb the entire area until I can find it !

21 November 2015

... and Pattaya nights

The bar scene in Pattaya was not as depressing as the New Dongtan Beach, except for the Sunee Plaza gay area shrinking every year. Nice Boys was the bar where I felt the better, but I did not have time to visit neither Eros Boys nor Good Boys – although there was this dark-skinned blond-haired lad that did not seem shy at all. Sitting in the very welcoming Sky Bar was the closest I came to this den of debauchery.

Beer bars were loaded with too many gay boys and lady boys for my taste, so I spent most of my time in Jomtien Complex. In BC Bar, the boys are clearly on the male side, besides being generally very cute and eager. Sorry I had not kept up learning khmer language, but I found their english not bad at all and there is always someone speaking english or thai to help you. I took one to my room, and another in one of their rooms above the bar : not a loss of time if you want to know. I was just lucky that the boys I fancied were not already busy with customers.

Kawai Boys gay bar in Pattaya
Kawai Boys in Pattaya
Boyztown had also some interesting staff especially in Kawai Boys which I liked very much – but once again I did not visit all places. Let's just say that the level of drink prices does not always match the cuteness ratio : I was really disappointed in Toy Boys, but that is probably only a matter of personal taste.

As for the massage places, I tried only the one facing Bordeaux Restaurant, among the six or seven shops scattered around the Tuk.com area. I asked to choose my masseur and had the chance to be treated by an absolute delight : Kaow, a young (legal) boy from Nakhon Phanom, who gave me a strong and skillful massage ; unlike most masseurs, he was not reluctant at all when it came to kissing and to wanking himself to completion. He is now back home but will come back after the rice harvesting I guess.

And finally I went to a gay karaoke suggested by my boyfriend who had joined me on my last day in Pattaya. The place is in fact the Royal House Message in Day 1 Night Area, which turns into a karaoke at night. There is a whole line of boys that you can call to your table every half-hour or so, for a 200 THB fee (of which the boy gets 100), pleasant, though there is some pressure to call each time the shift is over. I paid 1700 THB for a red Label bottle, mixers included, and of course some tips to the boys and the waiters. This can make the night out a little bit expensive, but the atmosphere was good and a good time was had by all. This is a rather thai for thai place, so very few gay guys in sight, which I liked.

And that was all for Pattaya for this trip : a rather quiet Pattaya, which keeps all its appeal at night but where I will have to be more inventive for filling my afternoons in the future.

19 November 2015

Pattaya days . . .

Only eight nights in Pattaya … I was not in a hurry to go and not dying to leave either, but that was enough. And this although I had never staid for such a short time in Pattaya for most of my 29 trips to Thailand. Oh, no boredom at all, but I felt like one of my favourite toys had been broken : afternoons on Jomtien Beach are definitely not what they were any more.

I could do with less boys, less sellers, less cute beach attendants. But being crammed like sardines is definitely not my idea of a nice holiday. No more privacy, so few free space to invite an unexpected friend to sit down, no more sellers passing just in front of my seat, and hardly any view to the sea except from the front row : sorry, that's no more for me. I went only twice, partly because the weather was really rainy this year, and mostly because I did not feel the need to go. It seems another Pattaya attraction has gone, and the most frustrating is that this reorganisation is beyond all understanding. Let's hope that common sense will prevail in the end, at least when these idiots will have buggered off back to the barracks where they belong.

Hat thian
Purple sunbeds : on the agenda

I had invited my young friend from Khorat to come to Pattaya, as I had not met him since many months. He pushed me to go to Koh Larn and we spent the day on Thian Beach, which we liked very much . The rules about chairs were rather lax, prices quite affordable and the place acceptably busy despite a high russian attendance. I was so pleased that I came back alone, and once again enjoyed my stay despite being on a Sunday. So I guess that trips over there will be on the agenda on my further holidays in Pattaya. I even noticed an all-khmer staff on one of the first concessions (the one with purple chairs), and can imagine that repeated visits could slowly build some intimacy with one of the boys or another …

The last trip back to Pattaya was spoilt by heavy rain, but a russian was nice enough to use his mat to protect me from the shower .. so much for the usual bad naming. By the way I like their president more and more too...

08 November 2015

New-found freedom

I love my boyfriend and have great times together. And he is always the one I am thinking of when I feel lonely. However I must say that this holiday so far has been great, thanks to the fact that I have been on my own most of the time. No more constraint for meeting boys, for elaborating plans, for early appointments : this is something I appreciate still more than what I thought.

I used this new-found freedom wisely but firmly. I can now contemplate handling a calling card with my phone number to this waiter in my favorite restaurant, and even if the chances to have him in my room are thin, feeling it IS possible is priceless. I must also thank Christianpfc, the well-known blogger that I had the chance to meet for the first time in the flesh (and in the restaurant above). Speaking with him strengthened my impression that everything is possible, and that luck, patience and perseverance could bring you much satisfaction when it comes to thai boys.

bringing cute thai boys into my room
Ultimate goal : bringing cute thai boys into my room

Incidentally, lack of stamina due to weariness can be easily overcome by chemical aid. Finding easily the magic bullets could be a chore, but a friend of a friend of my neighbor told me about a shop in Sukhumwit where everything can be found for a reasonable price : very nice for my peace of mind in the very unlikely case I should need them.

So you guess than I have a great trip so far, with new outlooks opening up every day. See you to-morrow in Pattaya where I hope the mess on the beach will not put me off …. Otherwise there always will be Sihanoukville or ….UdonThani !

06 November 2015

High cuteness ratio in Udon Thani

I had not liked my former stay in Udon Thani, mainly because of the lack of places to meet boys. Things have changed now as I have joined the mobile internet side and the Facebook community. And Udon Thani is still a place where the cuteness ratio stands very high, you can see it as soon as you leave the airport. So this time was a great one, even without any boy in my bed during the three nights I spent there.

If the Nong Khai boys had disappeared, I had just made contact with a local boy just a few days before leaving to Thailand. Barely legal, but clearly very eager to meet, without even telling about money – although a financial reward is always part of the equation. A first appointment had been made for day one in the evening, but he cancelled it at the last minute, as his mother did not want him to go in Udon at night (he lives upcountry about one hour from the main town). Finally we agreed to meet at the bus station on the following day, and he showed up almost on time. But what I saw was definitely a young-looking and shy lad, so I decided to not even try to bring him to my room. He had come to town for buying school books, so we sat in front of Central Plaza waiting for the opening hour.

Nong Prajak Park in Udon Thani
We chatted a little, but he was much more reserved than on Facebook, and he proposed to go to Nong Prajak Park ; in a more private atmosphere, he unexpectedly told me he had a hard-on …speaking frankly, I too was in the same condition, but of course no way to do anything in the park. We then went back buying his books, he his a brilliant student despite a very poor background. I added an english conversation handbook as his skills in the matter were very limited, and of course paid the bill.

We were about to leave when he said : “I go to the toilets, do you come with me ?”. And here he was opening a cubicle inviting me to enter with him ! I never had anything in a public toilet, let alone with an angel-faced young guy … It did not last long, as I quickly realised that the situation could become very nasty if someone has heard or seen something. We had enough time to kiss, I sucked him in a rather awkward position, and he obviously wanted his ass to be taken care of … The naughty little devil finally understood the situation, and reluctantly opened the door in a luckily deserted restroom. But God I was happy not to be faint-hearted ! Future encounters in a more convenient place (ie. my room …) are already on the list, I will then be sure he is legal.

Kumphawapi cutie
An appointment with another boy was planned for the next day, but his relatives did not want him to go to Udon … too risky …. although he had already worked as a waiter in a Sri Racha night club (he is the guy I was due to meet in Chainat, but he has now gone back to his family in Udon Thani province). I was expecting everything, as the meeting place was the Tesco Lotus in Kumphawapi, another small town 40 km from Udon Thani. Waiting for him gave me a good opportunity to observe the local lifestyle, I was especially impressed by the number of farangs established in the area. Finally I saw him, astoundingly much cuter than in the pictures. No hanky-panky in the restroom, we only had a short chat but it was obvious he was interested in a future paid encounter, probably in Bangkok where he would like to work. We had not talked about sex on Facebook, but he was neither surprised nor offended when I asked him if he could do everything. And he was OK to have his picture in my blog …. a very cooperative young man indeed !

Finally little activity but two fantastic encounters with two incredibly cute boys, that I will obviously never forget and try to repeat as possible. And also a lot of eye-candy all over the place, for example in the UD Town food court, where many male students find a side job at night as waiters.

02 November 2015

Back to school, boys

You can feel it in the atmosphere : to-day the schools and universities reopen after a three or four weeks holiday. Which does not prevent the computer shop where I am now to be full with youngsters playing I do not know which games.

Some had probably made their way to Pattaya in the hope for some bucks ; I will always remember this October evening where the long gone Fogus Bar was suddenly full of boys .... with their luggage, on their way back to their homes. In one day the place had lost all its charm.

31 October 2015

Short break with my boyfriend

The touristy part of this trip has been reduced to his minimum, as my boyfriend has just opened a karaoke in his home village and of course he has to make the shop turn.

The income is not great, purchasing power upcountry is not very high and the average bill does not reach the Pattaya levels for sure. Some week evenings can be very depressing, while Friday and Sunday allow more people to come. Those who had a chance to go to this kind of places know that the comfort is not great, but a lot of sanuk can be had. Of course some foreign sponsor helped him to start the activity, without hoping a huge return except giving a boy the opportunity to earn a decent living.

Tha Ton bridge
He could find an uncle to replace him for four days, so we met in Chiang Mai and a short drive with his car brought us to a very nice first stay in Tha Ton close to the burmese border. This place is known for its temple, which offers great views all over the region. We then went to the Tachilek market in Burma for some shopping.

No stop in Chiang Rai, so no update on the local scene, and it was then Phayao and its lake - still one of the best-kept secrets in Thailand.

And I could finally reach his home in Phrae province and see how the bar looked like : a small place in the middle of the rice fields along the local main road, with nice (female) staff and fresh beer.

It was already time to hop on the plane from Phrae and go back - alone - to Bangkok for some days.

30 October 2015


After a short warming up in Bangkok, the first part of my trip was dedicated to the north : not really a free choice, as my boyfriend lives and works there. However I had kept two days for myself, in order to check the situation in Chiang Mai.

Well I am sorry to say that the scene in the Rose of the North did not really impress me, knowing that such a claim cannot be asserted through a two-days stay. I visited most bars in Soi 6, thanks to the very accurate map provided on the Chiang Mai news website (link on the right) : most have a good atmosphere, the boys are welcoming and nice, but not in great numbers. And the sleaze factor which was permeating the famous alley facing the D2 hotel has gone : very few rough guys, and only some neat and tidy young men eager to find company for a night or support for life.

I visited only two bars in the Chang Phuak area. Freeguys was a favourite of mine, but has now turned to a host bar with karaoke late evening. The light is too weak so you simply cannot see clearly the boys : a pity as some could be very interesting ; 200 bahts for a drink seem a little bit steep in these conditions. Adam’s Apple is little bit more welcoming but I did not stay for the 22.30 show, and the boys there are really into muscle, which is not really my thing.

Freeguys gay bar in Chiang Mai
Staff in former Freeguys bar

Once again I was more lucky with the massage boys. I went exploring Chiang Mai Land village where there are at least three shops with boys. Despite the early hour, Sixty Nine club seemed to have already many lads available, judging from the number of motorbikes parked in front. However I wanted to try 333 Club, which is on the main street (but will change location very soon). Only three boys had arrived, most of them come only at about 7 o’clock, I chose Bank who first massaged my legs, and quickly asked me to turn over ; it did not take long for him to got to the main part, which he did skillfully despite being rather young. I asked him to take off what was still hiding his nudity, which he obliged and we ended cuddling together, as I could not take my hands off his silk-like skin.

Some further days would probably have allowed me to know the scene better, at least by visiting at more suitable times ; I have always been surprised by the fact that Chiang Mai seems to welcome newcomers rather reluctantly, and that you need more time for being acknowledged by the boys.