My 5 days, 4 nights in Bangkok were a slight disaster owing to one of their stupid Buddha days falling in the middle of the trip.
Although it was on Monday 25th the bars closed at midnight on 24th until midnight on the 25th so it messed up two nights.
That will teach me to do my research better, the problem is that these dates vary from year to year.
I stayed at The Dynasty Grande which I can recommend, it is a four minute walk to Nana Plaza bar area but very quiet especially if you request a room at the rear of the building, naturally you can take a guest back to the room at no extra charge, not that cheap at £48 a night without breakfast.
Having been to Bangkok numerous times over the last 10 years I can really see how it has changed and not all for the good.
There are now some excellent shopping malls to equal anything we have in the UK but the attitude of the girls has really gone downhill, I spoke to an old codger (like myself) who lives there in the Nana hotel and he said mobile phones were the start of the problem and now the girls are clued up about the internet as well.
I asked a girl in the Golden Beer Bar if she goes to an internet cafe and she said she uses her i-pad, I asked if it was a copy and she informed me she doesn't buy anything not genuine.
So much for poor downtrodden Thai hookers, the pretty ones actually pick and choose who they go with, the reason is simple, mugs from every corner of the world are sending them money because they truly believe they have found a "girlfriend".
Most of the girls in Bangkok are not interested in overnights, they prefer what they call "short time" ------ don't ask me what that means, it can mean anything from 20 minutes to a couple of hours but if you get more than an hour you have been lucky.
Anyone going to Thailand for the first time should visit both Bangkok and Pattaya and decide which they prefer, if you are under 30 and good looking the girls in Pattaya will be fighting over you ------ however if I was a good looking 30 year old I would not want to be paying third world, third rate hookers.
Apologies for the lack of punting reports but there was nothing that I could describe as memorable just more of the same.