Monday, August 15, 2005


My friend, Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere, suggested I write about the Bangkok sex industry. Of course he’s right. I live here and the sex industry is what Bangkok is most famous for. That is obviously where the interest lies.

I’ve written about it briefly in How I Met the Jungle princess and in the Zone. Until recently, that was all I knew about it. But duty is duty. If I have to explore the Bangkok sex industry, then that’s what I have to do.

I’ll start out with a look at Saigon in the old days for comparison.