Saturday, 9 October 2010

Scams and sweet talk in Hua Hin, Thailand

When you visit Hua Hin regularly like we do you get to know people and they get to know you. So wherever you go you will meet them once in a while.

Sales people in the streets of Hua Hin sell everything. Food, drinks, clothes, souvenirs, etc. The women in traditional clothes walk the streets every night all year round. We meet them every time when we are in Hua Hin. They sweet talk you into buying souvenirs. Our good friend Fred bought 4 necklaces, 3 bracelets and a fake tiger tooth. They try to charge him 2000 Baht. At last he paid 1000 and got one bracelet for free after the deal. And so did I. So no scams here.

The video was shot in Soi Bintabaht, the red light district of Hua Hin. The ladies / women, even young girls are working in the bars to support their family. The women try to lure you into the bar to have a drink. Some bars are wheelchair accessible. When you buy a drink they expect you to buy one for them too. And after a few drinks they tell me: "I can take care of you, mister". A wheelchair is just a minor obstacle. So be careful. Take a set amount of money and leave your credit card at home. And the second warning. When you take a woman to your house or hotel make sure you have save sex. Take you shots before coming to Thailand. And have a checkup after your holiday. Because sexual transmitted diseases are not the kind of souvenir you want to take home.

1 comment:

  1. hi

    i am guy and i have spina bifida. i use wheelchair so it was nice to know that in thailand i can get in bars too.

    great blog :)