Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Bangkok
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- How to dress?
Dress code, casual would be fine. Jeans and T-shirt/shirt is fine. When you are
in massage parlors, I have seen many clients visiting in jeans and T-shirt. In
those places, it doesn't really matter since most of the action will be done naked
in the room.
If you plan to visit the discos, you are advised to wear shoes with socks and
at least a pair of jeans or slacks. You could be refused entry if you arrived
wearing shorts or slippers.
- What happens in the blow job bars?
In blow job bars, such as Star of Light, you get to drink beer while the
girl performs oral sex on you. In other bars, you go to a private
area/room. In such places, I guess fingering, kissing or even sex would be
- I am totally clean, if I do this am I pretty well destined
to get the minor diseases (gonn, herpes, maybe syph) and stand a chance of getting
the big HIV, or would it be just bad luck to catch the clap?
Put on the raincoat (at all times!) when you take a shower!
- Hotels: I stay in 'international' hotels all the time
on business, the last thing I want to do is stay somewhere similar when on holiday.
I plan to spend a two or three hundred baht most nights outside of Bangkok, maybe
going up to maybe 500, 600 (or even less) in the city. Somewhere clean but unostentatious,
I'm not really there for the hotel! Will women I bring back be put off by this,
notably the 'model' types?
I once got a 450 B a night hotel, it was rather old and musty. I brought in a
couple of girls, but there was one girl who left immediately, even though I was
going to pay her 5,000 B that night. Well, if you intend to get a nice model,
do stay in a nice hotel to match.
- Hard vs local currency. Does anyone appreciate being
tipped in dollars?
Use local currency. Sometimes, their (mental) aritmethic may not be too good. If the denominations are large enough, they will always appreciate any kind of money!
- Is knowing survival Thai (50 words or so) enough to
get you a bit of a discount, or do you really need to speak a little better.
It is not the language proficiency that gets you a discount, rather your experience
and knowledge of the market rate. There are some here who have lived for years
and still cannot speak more than 20 words.
- A bit off topic, but shopping for fakes - are they good
quality, or just for a laugh?
Most fakes are good for a laugh. Some of the fake lighters seem to work fine,
although the casing eventually falls off.
- And lastly, if you were coming for a month or so, and
wanted mainly to go to the beaches, dive, hang out, but also wanted to experience
the Bangkok wild nights out, would you do Bangkok at the start or the end of your
Why not stay in Bangkok at the beginning and and the end of your month long trip,
after all you have to fly to Bangkok first (in most cases).