Well, my very short time in Pattaya has come to an end & I have very mixed feelings.
It was great to get the lowdown from Jerboa when I arrived on Saturday, if that hadn't happened, I might well have been buried in all the do's & don'ts of this 'interesting' place.
Whilst I enjoyed my time here, I have decided that Pattaya is not for me & I probably won't return.
It's also a lot more expensive here than I remember it being (agreed that 15 years has past). Example - a 50cl beers in 'Hopf', a brewpub next door to my hotel is advertised as being 175bt or £3.44 but after taxes etc are added, it's 205bt, making a pint cost £4.60 - about £1.60 more than I pay back home
I guess my age & lifestyle don't help me here - as a sad old git, I'm normally in bed by 11pm whereas here, the night is only just starting
I also caught a nasty dose of the shits, which, granted, can happen anywhere but when you are here to punt, it definitely limits your activities
I managed a couple of soapy's at Sadai Dee, which were enjoyable, & I used the Devils Den for outcalls & can reccommend although they are priced higher than average at 2,000bt for 1 girl & 4,000 for 2 girls for about an hours service.
I was not comfortable trying to pick up bar girls (although I did manage one).
Thanks again to Jerboa for the help & advice