Immerse yourself in the non-stop energy of busy, bustling Bangkok

Immerse yourself in the non-stop energy of busy, bustling Bangkok - Stars and Stripes, August 12, 2007
[A rather frivolous article on Bangkok...]
...They looked like women.
They had slender arms and curvy waists. They wore enough eyeliner and foundation to keep local drug stores profitable.
And yet, as they circled a pool table with two Western men, it was clear to my friend Eileen and I that they were — biologically, at least, born men.
“Do we tell them?“ Eileen asked.
“Maybe the guys already know,“ I said. “If they don‘t know and we tell them, it might make things worse. Especially if they‘re already on second dates.“
Spend enough time in notorious Bangkok locales like Patpong or Nana Plaza, and you‘ll see a similar scene play out. It even happens in some of the more reputable bars and clubs.
But there‘s more to Bangkok than cross-dressing, at least for most of us, I hope.
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