Dec 28, 2004
well its been a few weeks since ive written and the only excuse i can give is that this is a family friendly page and well ive been kinda cruisin around the darker and seedier parts of cambodia and thailand, checkin it all out and having a bit of fun in the process. i mean how else am i expected to celebrate my 30th birthday. im in pattaya right now and there is an estimated 12,000 working girls in this town. its crazy and amazing and just mind boggling to sit and watch the interactions that go on here. its hard to explain but in the west and our culture the idea of prostitution etc is so taboo and considered wrong and dirty. hell im an atheist and shun the entire puritan ideal but its still ingrained in my upbringing. here, it is not only normal but it is expected of you. if you dont "want a lady" for the evening then there is something wrong....are you ok? do you not feel well? im not even kidding. westerners sit around and discuss where there is good prices and the best looking girls....in the same way you may strike up a conversation on the L train about the cubs or something similar. im in shock and awe and i dont want to leave LOL. but leave i must and im on my way to alaska in about a week to work for the summer. this way i can fund another 9 months of travel so who needs to go home right? well i'll try and write more now that im leaving pattaya and cambodia behind for now.