24 December 2006

Christmas











Merry Christmas to every reader of this blog !
(and wishing I were there too ...)

17 December 2006

"Off"


อ๊อฟ [o:f] (high tone)

I looked for this word in all thai dictionaries I know, but could not find it. However this is one of the thai words which I like most ; this is the word you say when you are about to leave a bar accompanied by the new boy you have just chosen. Shortly after, a new leaflet will be slipped into your box, adding another 2 or 3 hundreds bahts to your final bill.

Before uttering this syllab, you will have given a lot of thought ... You invited a guy who caught your attention, you spoke with him, perhaps you groped him or kissed him ... but now you have to decide whether this beautiful young thai lad that you have been knowing only for some minutes, will share your privacy for some hours, or - who knows ? - much longer. And he too has to accept to go with a man who could be his father ....

Once this magic word is said, everything is over, and a new couple will form for the best or the worse, for one night or for ine life ... You will invite him to an eating place because he - of course- is hungry, and this will be the last chance to judge whether you will get on well together... Not only concerning sex, but also as regards his nature, his honesty, the trust you can have towards a complete stranger.

If it is your first time with the boy, you probably will not go anywhere else but to your room. And there will be the discovering of his more intimate details and his true nature : more than often it will be a good surprise even if you already saw him almost naked in his bar (supposing you took him from a gogo bar).

Another likely good surprise will be what these young things are able to do in a bed ... Where did they learn all their tricks, I never could figure it ... Perhaps it's just their job after all ...

And all this because you dared to say the magic word ....

11 December 2006

Wavering

I am now deep in the daily grind and days are getting always colder and darker. To compare these never-ending winter days with the time I spend in Thailand is probably like trying to compare death and life ...

Tam phoned me last Saturday at 7 am, three weeks after our last phone talk ... I explained him I thought he did not want to speak to me again but he answered that he had not hung up and it was only because of the bad signal that our chat had been stopped ... So much for my hope for a soft breaking off ...

I am still hesitating about breaking with him, simply because I have realised that I love him ... For my next time in Thailand, this would also mean getting back to the usual sex-tourist schemes : Pattaya, Bangkok, and the odd trip to Phuket or Chiang Mai ... I love Thailand too much to give up visiting all parts of it, and although I speak thai good enough to be able to know my way everywhere, going alone would simply not be sanuk ...

15 November 2006

Cracks

I have now come back home and resumed the everyday boring routine. Despite the nice weather here, no sunshine can match the thai sunshine and I already miss the place where I have been staying for exactly 26 days.

Last beer in Thailand
The travel trip back home was nothing to write about ; only some hidden tears (from me) after waiving Tam goodbye at Morchit, and it was then a short taxi ride to Suwanaphum where I arrived very early. No wonder I had no waiting time when checking-in, but some other rows seemed to be overcrowded.

I could visit the place and found it convenient but definitely too much like a shopping mall and not enough an airport. There are a lot of shops airside and I could not resist a last beer in a bar (Singha 150 THB) despite having sworn that I would boycott the King Power shops .. not difficult when you see the prices of what is on offer.

..........Down to hell ... Suwanaphum, gate E02








I travelled with Austrian Airlines and had a three hours stopover in Vienna, which is a nice small airport. No thai boy on board this time but a magnificent view over the Alps between Vienna and Geneva. How quiet Geneva is when you come from the hustle and bustle in Bangkok ! And to think that Geneva is the place where I go when I want to escape my too quiet place !

After arriving home, it was the usual unpacking stuff, the last physical contact with what had been last touched in the room of a Saphan Kway hotel ... I phoned Tam and I found he seemed to have drunken quite a lot, as he spoke very quickly. I got in contact with him exactly at the time he was cashing some bahts from the ATM (I could distinctly hear the sound of the keys being pressed) ... probably from the money I had just transferred to his account before leaving. He told me he was ordering a craftsman to finish off some work in his house and needed some money for this. I had seen by myself that there was indeed still a lot of work to be made, especially the ceiling which should protect him from the cold/hot air.

To-day, before going back to work, I phoned him once again, and told him I thought he was drunk yesterday. He mumbled some words and suddenly I could only hear the "beep-beep" of a phone that had been hung up ... as if he did not want to be blamed for something he was not proud of ... as if he did not want to speak with me.

I did not try to phone him back, and he did not either ... this could be a soft way to break up, couldn't it ?

13 November 2006

Back to reality

We are now in Bangkok for a short laundry-gifts-rest stay before the end of my holiday. Pattaya was a dream, Tam let me enough freedom to visit all the bars I wanted (which I did), and even offing all the boys I wanted (which I did not a lot).

Phayao bar boy
Phayao boy
Last Saturday we went to Hollywood Disco with him, friends of him, and the nice boys who manage the yellow chairs in Jomtien gay Beach. I told him I had chatted with a boy from Mic My Boy Bar and he almost urged me to go to pick him and bring him to the disco. I will never know why Tam did this : did he want to test my faithfulness, did he want to give an opportunity to the boy (as Tam's best friend knew the boy closely from what I understood) or was it a way to gain face ? Anyway to Mic My Boy I went, offed the boy (a northern guy from Phayao, not too cute but with a broad smile) and brought him to the disco. When we were out, I took him to the hotel but, as usual, Tam did not join for a threesome. The guy was very shy in the disco but not in the sack, please believe me ! Tam came back to the room at 5 am after another karaoke session and did not tell anything about the boy (who had left before) ...

We spent the last night in Pattaya together for the most part ; I just took some time to say goodbye to the boys I had offed : the Chayaphum boy (who had left), the lad from Boy-Isan (who did not forget to ask me some money for his trip back home, which is only another reason for me not to get too involved with any boy any more) and the Phayao guy whom I gave my Hotmail adress. After this farewell trip and after Tam's friends had finished their work in Googies, we went to the karaoke next door for another good time (although my broken voice did not allow me to sing my favourite ones ...).

In Bangkok Tam went once again in the sticks to visit some acquaintance while I staid in the room and in Saphan Kwai Big C. Why Big C ? Because this is a place where you can see a continuous flow of cuties (for example in the Yam Saep restaurant), and I have to fill my head with as many pictures like this as possible before going back to Boringland.

To-night we will take a taxi together, I will leave him in Morchit and the cab will then bring me to Suwanaphum. Tam is booked on the 8 am bus to Phrae while my plane will take off at about 11.30 pm.

I still do not know if and how I will break from him. I have no experience at all regarding breaking away from someone as never in my life I have been involved with someone for such a long time. I want to be completely free again - including financially - but in the same time I feel that it is impossible to delete all the good times I had with this guy. In fact I fear I still love him much more than I would admit.

12 November 2006

Notes (2)

Holiday 2
By far the the sleaziest gogo-bar in Pattaya ... as soon as you enter, a boy will come and sit with you, and will not oppose at all if you want to kiss him, or much more. In the same time, three or four other boys sit on the stage with their dick out and working it. Boys are rather old by Sunee Plaza standards and not too cute but you would not come here for eye candy but for action ...
Clubber
Nice place with a good atmosphere and mostly nice boys on stage. The staff is very friendly.
Euroboys
Beware not walking on the boy's feet when going to your seat ! Many ladyboys once again but some beautiful male lads among them. Beware ID cards.
...(censured)... Bar
The place in the middle of Sunee where you would not like to be caught dead. I went inside (doormen are very agressive and efficient here !) but was not impressed except by the sadness of the place. There is a gloomy streetside bar next door where some nasty action seems to take place between old (and I mean : old) farangs and young (and I mean : young) street lads. I am not a fussy guy but this was really too much ...
Y2K Gogo Bar
I went there because of a doorman only to find a bunch of very ordinary boys and almost no customers at all. Sorry for the owner who seems to be very proud of his selection ...
Red Dragon (Day & Night)
Has recently been turned into a gogobar but they are in fact both a beer bar outside and a gogobar inside. Nothing to write home about but a nice all-red decor.
Isan-Boys
Having developped special relations with one of the boys, I went quite often in this beer-bar (for chatting, cuddling and offing). Except for two of them, the lads seem to change very often, but were invariably young and cute. The (thai) owner could do well too....
Mic's My Boy Bar
This is the beer bar between K-Boys and Forest House. I have to say I do not understand how this bar works ... they always have cute boys sitting in front of it, working hard to call you for having a drink. Nevertheless I hardly saw any customer here. A boy explained me that most customers come very late in the evening, as the places turns into a karaoke and closes very late. In my humble opinion, they could do better if the boys did not sit on the street level but on the bar level so that you could see more of their nice faces... The place has some discrete corners where it would be easy to strike up a thorough acquaintance with any boy you would fancy about.
Threezone
This is a special place for me as I met Tam there ... They are now specialising into ladyboys (easier to manage, said the owner) but this beer-bar remains a welcoming easygoing place with an unobstructed view over the Kaos entry ... and doormen !
Royal House Message Place
I generally do not like to go in massage places probably because I only had ordinary experiences with the massage boys I have met so far. The massage that a Nakhon Phanom young lad gave (err.. sold...) me was definitely the best one I ever had in Thailand at least for the "special" part of it. Promising myself to give more time to this kind of entertainment next time I go to Thailand ... Royal House is somewhat hidden behind Day and Night Plaza on Soi 3.

11 November 2006

Short time

I have always been surprised by the shyness of posters on gay boards ... almost never any name, and never any picture ... If you are a member of straight boards such as Pattayatalk, you will often see full trip reports with all the most intimate details and X rated pictures. Never saw this on any thai-related gay board ...

No nude picture here but I thought I could share one of the boys I have offed in Pattaya. He was a guy from Chayaphum, a little bit shy but with a very cute face, one of the few masculine guys in a bar which has mainly effeminate boys and katoeys.

Chayaphum bar boy
Well-built Chayaphum boy
On the day after I offed him I went back to the bar but a police raid was announced and he was not there like many others (which could mean he was underage, but I doubt it). On the second day, Mamasan told he was sick and did not come. And on the third day, another waiter told me he had gone to Bangkok to look for another job.

I will never know the truth and probably will never meet him again. He was only a brief encounter like many others before I met Tam, and like many others after I will break with him. And like others, I will always remember the short time we had together.

08 November 2006

Notes

It will soon be the end of my stay in Pattaya before going back to Boringland ... Everything has been like I thought and the schedule I had forecast was followed almost everyday. Tam has gone back home for two days because of a party for his aunt's wedding ... This is perhaps true but this is for me a new indication that he is not as interested in staying with me as before ... in fact I will interpret this as a green light for breaking with him without too much damage for him.

Of course I did not stay in the room waiting for him and I visited a fair number of Pattaya bars. Here is a short review of those I went to.

Cartier Boys
This bar is the closest to my hotel so this is the first one I went to. The owner had a bar in Nakhon Sawan before, and he relocated both the bar and the staff in Pattaya. I found the boys there to be well above average as far as looks are concerned ; they are mainly real boys, I did not spot any obvious ladyboy.
 The emphasis is put on quality for the boys, the entertainment, the decor and also the price which seems a little bit higher than in most other bars in Pattya ; there are two shows in the evening : one with the boys in a very well made Chippendale-style show and another later in the evening (cabaret show).
 This bar and the boys should be encouraged despite the bad location. The Soi Buakhao area is thriving now with a lot of girlie bars, hotels, etc but still no gay place except this one ; perhaps Cartier Boys will be a pioneer the way Crazy Pub started the Sunee Plaza scene.

Dream Boy
In Pattayaland : the percentage of real boys seems higher in this bar and some are on the cute side but not all. For me the best bar in the soi.

Star Boys
This bar is on the wrong side of Pattaya 2 if you are in Boystown but they always have a staff of young and friendly guys, and no one hassles you for offing or for drinking, which I like.

Other Pattayaland bars
I went to Handy Boys, West Wild Boys, Gacuya, Sawatdee, Four Seasons and Gentleman. I was surprised to find very few farangs when I went there (they were generally outnumbered by asian customers except in Gentleman). Also the prices for drinks vary from one place to another, West Wild Boys being the most expensive and this not being justified by the cuteness of the boys on display, at least for my eyes.

Fogus Bar
This is a new beer bar facing the New Paradise Inn near Sunee Plaza. Definetely situated in the jailbait category and seems to have links with the most infamous bar in Sunee Plaza (the one that nobody even dares to name ...). On October 24 th they had three absolute stunners from Kalasin and Nong Khai and on the 25th, three absolute stunners were to be seen with handbags ready to embark on the bus back home. They are probably at school now (school holidays finished on the 31st) ... mattayon four perhaps ? The bars remained almost desert after these guys went out except for two or three urchins and the very pushy mamasan.

K Boys (Sunee)
Another crazy place where every hour or so, four boys dance in the buff on one of the cubicles situated at the corners of the main scene. The age average here is about the same as in Kaos but there is not much discipline. I was softly chatting with a boy when the lights went off and a birthday cake was brought ... just for my new friend ! I felt somewhat embarrassed to be designated to everyone's attention but discreetly tipped accordingly to the event. I dared to ask how old the boy was but did not get any clear answer. Nevertheless I did not intend to "off", the atmosphere in this bar is still more scary than in the other one with some boys seeming to be very far away and some other overexcited. OK for eye candy but nothing more ! And definitely too many ladyboys.

More to follow ...

06 November 2006

Magnet

I have been staying in Pattaya now for two days and I understand once again why I always trip around Thailand BEFORE going to Pattaya. Because if I didn't, I would never have been in any other part of Thailand ... not that I love Pattaya, but this place is like a magnet that you can escape only if you are compelled to.

This year, Pattaya is more alluring than ever. The Sunee scene is vibrant, dangerous, diabolic, .... you feel like a butterfly which goes towards the light only to be burnt by it ... and you step back at the last second ... and the light is always there which lures you again ... and you approach ...

On the first day, we went with Tam and one of his friend to see the two main "attractions" of the place : the 10 pm show in Kaos and the all-evening show in Crazy Dragon. Both places are crazy, but why should I avoid them if I like it ?

The "show" in Kaos is exactly like many described it : dozens of boys, some quite young, taking off their underwears and dancing in the buff ... the bar is jam packed (reading the gay forums you would think that no one goes there ...), and it would be tempting to think with one's scrotch and act as if there was no law and no limit ... The boys are beautiful and even if most hide their treasure with their hand, seeing nude young bodies more or less dancing is very pleasing to the eye and somewhere else too....You would had to be blind to forget what is behind this show ; especially, many boys if not most are probably high on illicit drugs : too excited, too keen on showing off their nude body, too friendly with the audience.... But I will not be an hypocrite and I can only say I like to go sometimes to this kind of place (and I am obviously far from being alone ...).

We then went to Krazy Dragon which seemed much tamer in comparison ... A Khorat boy whom I had chatted with last week (incredibly cute face but very shy attitude) had already gone back home and many boys seemed to be busy with farangs. Another great place to go in Pattaya but better to go early when all the boys are still there.

Thian, isaan boy
Thian, should I be jealous ?
Yesterday was Loy Krathong day ... We spent the evening in Jomtien with Tam, friends of him, and also Thian, a cute isaan massage boy who is never far from Tam although having a girlfriend ... A lot of alcool was drunk, a good time for all even if I generally prefer a more intimate atmosphere for this beautiful thai tradition.

To-day is day 3 in Pattaya and will have the same pattern as usual :  sunbathing at the hotel pool in the morning, Jomtien in the afternoon, restaurant and bar-hopping in the night. Tam has definitely given up the idea of going with me in the evening ; generally we eat together in a restaurant (more than often in Googies where the food is good and where his friends work), and then I go alone to the bars while he stays with his friends.

This is a dangerous freedom he allows me, I suspect more and more that he is not attached to me like before and he prefers being with his friends (which would be quite understandable) and also drinking beer and alcool (which I could find more worrying).

04 November 2006

Market train in Samut Sakhon

Tam was very proud to land at Sawanaphum but acknowledged that not everything was perfect. In fact my second landing did not go as smoothly as the first one : we had to taxi a long way in a bus from the Air Asia plane to the gate, and then had to wait our luggage for about half an hour.

I like to stay one or two days in Bangkok before heading back to Pattaya : this gives me time for resting, having the laundry made, and above all I like the atmosphere in the place I stay (Saphan Khway).I like the Bangkok bars too and this time Tam came with me to Be High on the first night and to Future Boys on the second night. He wanted to see the show and I obliged, as I had not seen any one since about five years (and I will probably not see one again before five years !).I also tried the Bonny Massage with a charming boy from Loei ; Tam was a little bit upset about this but did not object too much.

During the day, while Tam was visiting an aunt, I chose to do an unusual train trip and caught the Mahachai commuter train. The trip starts in the little-known Wong Wiang Yai train station and brings you to Mahachai (the former name for Samut Sakhon). If you have the time, you can then cross the river, and jump into another train which will bring you to Mae Klong (the local name for Samut Songkhram).

Market train in Samut Sakhon / Mahachai
Market train in Samut Sakhon / Mahachai

This trip is a great way for discovering thai life ; this train is used only by the local people, including students coming back from school which is generally very pleasant for the eye. I did not see any farang during the whole trip. The arrival in Mahachai is rather stunning, the railway crossing the market with the stalls almost on the tracks ...

I crossed the river on the ferry but going further on the second line would not have allowed me to get back in time, so I came back. As I had forgotten to take my camera, I have borrowed a picture from the very informative thaitravelblogs.com website which gives a full description of this trip.

To-day we will go to Pattaya for nine days before the end of my holiday. This will be another atmosphere for sure !

02 November 2006

Chiang Rai

From Chiang Khong it is another nice trip towards Chiang Rai : the roads here are quiet and well-marked and it is a real pleasure to drive among the mountains and the paddies.

We stopped at the Golden Triangle and then made the mandatory trip to the burmese side of the boarder in Tachilek. Tam and me bought a lot of CDs, he also bought some kind of sex medicine (apparently used to help convince women (or men ?) to have sex ...) but he was searched by the thai customs on the way back and the drug was seized ... I should have accepted to take it with me because I was not searched and no farang seemed to have been as well. 

Border crossing from Tachilek to Mae Sai
Border crossing from Burma to Mae Sai

On the burmese side, we had a tour with a (nice) tuk-tuk driver who brought us to the few tourist places in Tachilek. We were lucky to find that he spoke thai perfectly, being a burmese national from a thai origin (Thai Yai). He told us it was possible to find girls as youg as 13 in a local brothel at night, but he had never heard of anything like this for boys

In Chiang Rai we stopped at the Wangcome Hotel which has overpriced rooms at 1700 THB/night but is conveniently located close to the two boys bars in town. Of course we visited both to find very cute boys in each of them. In these bars, only one boy dances in his underbriefs at the same time while others are dressed and sit in the bar waiting for their turn. They dance for four or five songs so that you have to wait a long time to see all the boys.

Regency is located immediately on the north of Wang Come Hotel while Lobo Bar is located 200 meters further in a small alley on the right when you go towards the clock tower, in the middle of many girlie bars. We finally "offed" one boy from each bar who led us to a disco called Par Pub where we had really a great time (with the help of some Red Labelled stuff).

It is now Thursday morning in Chiang Rai ; we have been visiting Wat Khao (Wat Rong Khun) which is an absolute wonder. This wat is a lifetime project of a thai artist and it is entirely white, making it completely different from any other temple in Thailand. It is still not finished yet and has yet to appear in any tourist guide, but seeing this twinkling temple under the sun is really magic (and they say it is still more impressive in the moonlight).

Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai
Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai

It is time now to return the rent car, wait for the Air Asia flight to Bangkok and go back to more familiar areas ... One thing which makes me wonder is that Tam has already lost the threads that his mother tied around his wrists. He tells me that they tore already but I cannot believe this. Tam speaks more and more about one of his friends who took good care of him when he was injured, he even speaks about him as a geek (thai slang word for a second-ranked lover). Would Tam be in love (which I would not mind at all ) ? This would explain a lot about his now more distant attitude ...

31 October 2006

Clouds

Saturday, 28th October :

Bus transfer to Phitsanuloke that it would not be fair to call uneventful : in most of the central plain, and especially around Nakhon Sawan, the fields are under the water and local people seem to have a very hard time.

In Phitsanuloke, I wanted to visit the Wat Yai which is well-known for its most-revered Buddha but HR the Princess was visiting the place and relieving the people for their difficulties, so it will be for another time. I staid there until the arrival of the official suite and just had a short glance at the princess. I had to leave quickly because I had reserved a car for hire and had to get it in the airport.

The evening was spent in the local disco (Picasso in Toplands Plaza building) where Tam saw a lot of gay people ... I only saw cute guys in huge quantity ... 

Sunday 29th, Monday 30th October

We both drove the car until Tam's house in Phrae province, but of course Tam was the driver for the last part of the journey so that he could be seen by everyone. Tam drives quite well and I am completely relaxed when he takes the wheel. We arrived at his house with beer in due quantity for the evening.
Alas the party was not up to my expectations ... Tam properly forgot me for the whole evening, leaving me with nice people that I did not know (except for his mother) while he had a birthday party outside with his own friends.

I have to say I did not sleep very well in his bedroom, where I waited him until early in the morning .. in fact he had come back in the night but was so drunken he slept in another room. He told me later that he could not sleep with me because his bedroom had just been built and had still not been blessed by the monks ; having sex in it would have been a great sin and he was afraid he could not control himself because of his drunkenness... Well that makes sense, doesn't it ?

Nevertheless I felt very noijay (hurt, feel neglected by) as thai say, when trying to sleep. To tell the truth, I promised myself this night to break with Tam at the end of my stay or even as soon as the rent car would be returned.

On the following day, we used the car to make some sight seeing with Nuy, a young nephew ; she comes from a very poor family and is a brilliant pupil at school, I just hope she will able to go as far as possible in her studies. I brought her some gifts including an english dictionnary. 

Tam and Nuy in front of Huay Rong waterfall in Phrae province
Tam and Nuy in front of  Huay Rong waterfall in Phrae province

The rest of the day was spent in Tam's house ; relaxing outside, I was more interested by the young neighbour than by my newspaper ... he seems to arouse much interest among the local girls (and I can easily understand them) ; there is always one of them in his house. Sorry for these young people, they will have to go back to school very soon ...

Once again the evening was a great disappointment for me. We went outside for a meal with Nuy, Tam's mother and one of his friend and had a great time. But Tam had invited other friends for a party in the same place, and he quickly made clear that I was not welcome in this party ... so I paid, brought the woman and the girl back home and slept very poorly once again. I was already making plans on how I will get rid of Tam and thought the sooner, the better ... 

Tuesday, October 31st

Before leaving Tam's house, his mother tied white threads around our wrists, and then we left for the north, driving through quiet mountain roads. I drove myself, Tam had probably still a lot of alcool in his blood.

We are now in Chiang Khong, a quiet backpacker place along the Mae Khong. Tam has found an efficient  massage place to relieve his still ailing leg, which makes him quite happy. Just before twilight, we drove along the Mae Khong river facing the spectacular lao territory. And I will not forget the sex session we had in the guesthouse : trying not to make any noise because our neighbours would have heard it was very exciting ...

I love to be with Tam in this kind of place and I think he likes it too ... Breaking with him will not be an easy task ...

Huay Sai viewpoint near Chiang Khong
Mekong view from Huay Sai viewpoint

27 October 2006

Together again !

I have been in Thailand for one week and at last I could meet with Tam this morning. He came from home at about 6 am and the sight he offered was not particularly good as he still suffers from the accident. He cannot walk for a too long time and climbing to Pu Chi Fah will be for next time I guess ...

I am happy to be with him again but in the same time I liked the time I was alone. It looked like going back three years ago, hopping from bar to bar and from one boy to another. Especially in Pattaya I never had seen so many cute boys since many years and I could get my part of it. 

Nice isaan boy
Nice Udon Thani boy
Tam would kill me if he knew I offed a boy twice, it was a (barely legal, as they say in the porn ads) boy from one Sunee Plaza beer bar (Esan Boys Bar) which is known for having quite young lads - in fact my boyfriend of the night was probably the oldest in the gang - and the cutest and friendliest too... I had already met this boy from isaan last time, he came back from his house as soon as he knew I was in town (probably true) and said he loved only me (probably false) and would probably return to Udon after I leave - in fact he is 18 and seems to hesitate a lot about his future : stay in Pattaya with all its dangers and opportunities, or go back to a more normal life at home or in Bangkok. It is not my right to give him any advice but I know he is very cute and could probably find one or more sugar daddies if he stays in Sunee ... As for me, I could take him as a geek and he knows it and does not sem to mind.

To-morrow we will go with Tam to Phitsanuloke where I have booked a car that we will drive to his home and then to Chiang Rai. See you ...

20 October 2006

Arrival

Here I am again in Thailand ... and on my own for the first time since 3 years, as Tam has still not recovered enough to come and see me in Bangkok. This makes me feel a great sense of freedom, but in the same time I miss Tam when getting up in the morning, having meals and going outside together ... I think we should meet next week but he doesn't recover very quickly it seems.

After having read lots of bad stories about the new Suwannaphum airport, I was pleasantly surprised because everything went quite smoothly ... I arrived yesterday at about 3pm flying Austrian Airline Y class... besides the too small arrival area, everything was at least about as good as Don Muang. It was a little bit hard to find the escalator for going down to the public taxi area and finally got there easily (1st floor) ; I waited no more than three minutes and a nice taxi driver came, he even did not take the route I suggested him and he was right as his choice was better. All in all 207 THB + 50 airport surcharge + 65 THB tolls + tip = 365 THB.

Arrival in  new Suwannaphum airport  On the way to paradise .....

I was in my hotel about 1 hour after landing, longer than coming from Don Muang but thai are not to be blamed if I choose to stay in Saphan Kwai rather than closer to the new airport ...

Yesterday I used my new freedom and went to a small message place (Eve House) in Suriwong. I had a nice message by a young beauty from Tak, but he was very shy when the "special" part came ... I went then in the next-door gogobar named Night Boys ; I had read someone telling that the boys there are cuter than average and he was absolutely right (drinks 200 THB)...

Before going to bed I still found some energy for going to Be High in Saphan Kway (very nice boys, as it is generally the case, drinks 140 THB) and still to Eagle Pub where most boys were already "offed".

Good start for a first day in LOS ...

15 October 2006

Geneva

I went to Geneva this afternoon. Geneva is the most interesting town near my home, it is also the place where I fly from.

Geneva is also the place where I met the first thai boy I ever met ; he was a hustler (there were many street hustlers ten years ago in Geneva), a beautiful guy from Chiang Mai. I "offed" him some times ... not so many as everything - and everyone - in Switzerland is expensive for French people. I met him in August 1995, he brought me to Zurich where I met other thai boys, and June 1996 was the first of my trips to Thailand. My life had changed.

In February 1997, I met another thai hustler in Geneva ; his name was Tim and this was the beginning of a strong friendship which still lasts to-day. There was sex between us for the first two or three years and then we met not very often, but each meeting was very special for me. I think he now is the only guy in Europe who knows I am gay. He is now still working in Geneva as a waiter.

To-day we met just before his work, we had a drink and chatted about nothing like two old friends. He gave me about 14.000 bahts for Kong, a friend he still has in Bangkok (a poor guy, a halfwit chinese ladyboy) ; I hope to find Kong in the Chinatown restaurant where he works.Tim also ordered me a French-Thai and a Spanish/Thai dictionnary, which I will probably buy in SED Books in MBK.

Still three days before taking-off from Geneva, it seems I am already overthere !

08 October 2006

Accident

Tam had an accident last Tuesday when he was riding his motorbike near his place in Phrae province ; a girl cut his way and he went down and had to be led to the hospital where he is still now.

From what I understood, his leg makes him suffer a lot although it is not broken, and he hopes to get out of the hospital in two or three days. Still one week and he should be able to walk. However I do not know if he will come and see me in Bangkok where I should arrive on Tuesday 19th.

The motorbike is out but it seems it could be repaired and the girl will pay for it as she was responsible for the accident. Tam had already broke a bike last year and he will be probably more careful from now on ...

I just hope he will recover very soon because I know he would be very disappointed not to be able to stay with me (I have no intention to spend four weeks in his home !) ... The time we spend together is also a nice time for him ; he can travel, buy things, go out, see friends in Bangkok and Pattaya, and this time he was looking forward to drive the rent car to his home, and also to use the new airport (he is probably much more excited about Suwanaphum than I am !!)

01 October 2006

Trip planning

Planning the next trip is generally the best part of it, some say ... This is what I usually do as soon as I am sitting in the plane bringing me back to Farangland.

The program is almost set up now and should be not too exhausting ; many days in Bangkok and Pattaya and only a one week side trip to the north.

Phu Chi Fah
Phu Chi Fah
One night in Phitsanulok is already booked and paid, as well as another night in Chiang Rai five days later and the return flight to BKK on November 2sd. What we will do in this 5 days period will depend on the weather but we will probably rent a car, go to Tam's place in Phrae province for one or two days (and visit the house he is currently building for him and his mother). Tam also agreed on my suggestion to climb to Phu Chi Fa which is a mountain on the thai-lao border in Chiang Rai province. Phu Chi Fa is a well-known place for thai tourists, but is never mentioned in any tourist guide for farangs although it seems to have great views and good accomodation.

When I said him that we will go to Chiang Rai, I could almost see Tam's face illuminating when he answered me : "OK, so we will go buy cheap CDs in Myanmar" ... he always regretted not to have bought more last time we went in Mae Sai (he was afraid the customs would check his bags ... which they did not).

Still 17 days and reading everything about what expects me in the new Suwanaphum airport ...

24 September 2006

Avatar

Nice Chiang Rai boy
Still 25 days and I will come back to LOS ... For now the only way to stay connected with Thailand is reading the messageboards (and of course weekly phone calls with Tam).

Since some days I chose a new avatar for the boards where I post ; this is a picture of a boy who sent it in Thailandout some months ago. He was a Chiang Rai boy and was 17 or 18 at that time, I sent him an e-mail in thai and he answered he could not believe I was a farang ... he did not answer the second e-mail I sent and now I can only dream crossing into his way next time I go to Chiang Rai (which should be on next November 1st...).

His boy-next-door looks are exactly what I like ...

17 September 2006

Lazy ?

Sichon Beach
Desert beach in Sichon
Why is it that I have not updated my blog yet ? Probably because I was too lazy to make it. Probably too because when you are in Thailand only for some days, you do not want to spoil the slightest minute struggling with a computer in some internet shop where everything is slower and less convenient.

I left the blog somewhere around Nakhon Sri Thammarat where we spent one night in Sichon ... only one night because the place I wanted to go was full and we had to sleep in the next door bungalows which were much less welcoming. Anyway the weather was not so good and we made abolutely nothing except eating and travelling the countryside on a rent motorbike.

Hey since then nothing interesting to write about but I will try to update weekly from now ... I am so jealous about SilomFarang's wonderful blog !!!!

28 June 2006

Hat Yai & Songkhla

Wandering around the (small) gay district in Hat Yai we found another bar which is called T-Thong and is located almost next door to G-Men. We went back to G-Men where there was a ahow at 10.30 pm ... in fact all the boys go on the scene for about 30 minutes and this is a nice time to be had. Studio 54 was opened too but there seemed to be a group partying there so I did not go. That's all for Hat Yai except that this town has very cheap good hotels and very cheap good (non-gay) massage places ...

Yesterday we spent the night in Songkhla, a town nicely located on a cape between the Gulf of Thailand and Songkhla lake. The beach is very busy in the afternoons with all the students coming there for a break, and God these southern boys are to die for if you like tanned and smiling young men...

Songhla Beach
Quiet days in Songkhla Beach

To-day a short bus ride (3 hours) brought us to Nakhon Si Thammarat where they doesn't seem to be any gay life at all but I am sure Tam will have found some nice place....

26 June 2006

Hat Yai

Tam is really the most beautiful boy on the earth when he is smiling ... and since we met again in Don Muang, he IS the most beautiful boy again (well, among some others ...). So here we are travelling again in Thailand, and being now in Hat Yai where Tam had never gone before. 

There were five bars here last time I came (three years ago), now there are only three left, all within walking distance one from another. The first one is Buddy Pub, they have about ten boys almost all of them over 30 y/o and noone worth the 150 THB they charge for one beer - but this is probably the kind of boys malay gays like ...

At G Men Pub it is a different story ; about 12 boys who would do well in any bar in Pattaya or Bangkok. Yesterday we finished offing two boys and the mamasan and bringing them to the local disco (Sutus). Anou a 19 y/o from Roi Et and Nou from Hat Yai were nice as well as the young mamasan and all had a great time. We separed before going to bed, Tam not being into group sex ... 

We will go tonight again in G Men and will also visit the third bar which is the Studio54. Jackys Pub and Banana Pub have closed about two years ago but I do not remember ever having seen this news on the net.

Besides the bars, Hat Yai is a nice place for shopping, everything is cheap and shops have all items you could wish. But do not come to Hat Yai for the wats, there is nothing worth seeing. Songkhla where we head to-morrow is a best place for touring.

OK that's all for to-day, local youngsters have just finished school and are very noisy in the internet place I write from ...

18 June 2006

So happy to go back ...

Seven months and no update at all ... and one and only reason for this : not a lot of interesting things to tell about.

Like before, I get in touch with Tam every week or more, and sent some money to him like before... Everything seems to be like before. In fact I just hope we will stick again together and I think we will. I have understood how much I miss him and he has understood how easily I could leave him.

From what he said me, he has been working for a while as a waiter in a resort near his home, he has broken his motorcycle and lost his former phone number ... Apart from this everything is OK and he had no loss from the floods in Phrae province where he lives (he could have lied to me about this and could have asked me for money but he didn't, that's probably why I trust him).

We had a big problem when I sent him some money for New Year and his birthday. I wrote 25000 THB on the transfer order and the young bank clerk wrote 25000 euros... I signed without checking and some days after got a phone call from the bank about the bad situation of my account.... Tam could have left for ever with the 1.250.000 THB he had been credited unexpectedly, and what could I have done ? But he didn't ; he even went especially to Pattaya (where he still has his account) to help correct the mistake. Finally I got most of my money back (at least the difference between 25000 EUR and 25000 THB), and was so happy I sent some more. Of course 25.000 EUR is not a big deal for some of you but for me it REALLY is.

Gay soi in Saphan Kwai Bangkok
Gai soi in Saphan Kwai, Bangkok
Anyway we are due to meet again next Friday. Although I did not really wish to go in July, the winter was so cold in Europe, the work so hard, and I have been so afraid during five or six days to lose in the same time him and 24 500 EUR, that I made my mind to book a three-week holiday.

We will go to the South for about one week : flight from Bangkok to Hat Yai and then coming back to BKK via Songkhla, Nakhon Si Thammarat beaches and Prajuap or Hua Hin. After this, one or two days in BKK (with the pilgrimage to one of the sleazy joints in Soi Anuman Ratchathon), and then one week in Pattaya. No reservation at all except the Air Asia flight, I just hope the weather will be nice. Preparing this holiday was at least a great help to bear these cold boring working days.