Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Hua Hin Bar Girls

Hua Hin, Thailand, January 23, 2006
Hua Hin has a Red Light district and it happened to be right next to my guesthouse. I went for a stroll when I heard things starting to get rowdy but for some reason I just didn't seem to have many Bar Girls trying to hit on me. They seemed to concentrate on the older European guys with the Beer Bellies. Finally, a group of girls asked me to join them for a beer. At first they tried to set me up with a woman for the night but I am so down to Earth and innocent, they ended up just adopting me like a stray puppy.

I asked one of the girls if I could take a photo of them and they were all enthusiastic about the idea. The next thing I knew, they had elected me as their official photographer.

I took photos of them all and then I went with 'Mon' to have them developed. We brought the 4x6 prints back to the bar a few minutes later and they were all delighted.

One of the girls is trained in Thai Massage so she showed me how to massage the hands. Then I massaged her shoulders for her. The women pitched in and bought me beer for taking their photos and massaging their shoulders.
Here are some of the other pictures I took.

This girl is the youngest of this crew. She is 27.

And I found that this photo really brought out a grace and beauty to her otherwise lanky features.

This woman was the greatest challenge because her mouth falls into a grimace when I snap pictures of her. I asked everyone how old they were. They said they were all 37. They all come from Central Thailand; just East of Kohn Kaen, which is where many of the call girls come from.

When I was done they asked how much I charge for my services. I said: "For you; special deal; 4,000 bhat ($130) We laughed together and I told them I was bad for their business. I pointed out that they were paying me to drink beer with them. I think my Thai negotiating skills are improving.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stevie... you are one of the Noble men of this World, rarer than two suns in the sky... These beautiful ladies will never forget you...
Bless you, Em

Anonymous said...

Steve I want another sea shell
R

Steven said...

Em: The Thai people are the rare ones. They are such a a pleasure to meet. Even in this setting there is such a sweet innocence about them.

Steven said...

R: I found some shells I think you'll like, here in Chumphon. Did you go swimming on your US trip?

Anonymous said...

Hello. Excuse me just a question. I heard talking about Thailand here. I'm about going on holiday to Asia. I would like some info on Pattaya in Thailand. I would know if It's a good place to go with family or should I choose another place? Thank You so much.

Steven said...

In answer to the family question on Pattaya: It's fine for families. I think Hua Hin is better for swimming and it's beach life. Aw and I were in both places in March/2010.