the thailand experience, part 2

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no, i'm not in thailand AGAIN... don't worry. but i get constantly reminded of it, at least of when i was walking around with chona. with about 80% of foreign tourists / expats in the philippines appearing to be old ugly fat white guys with young filipina prostitutes/golddiggers we get all the classy looks again.

staff in hotels treat us bad (even after experiencing my gentleman-unlike behavior of splitting hotel / restaurant bills between us :) ), filipinos give us disgusted looks in public and i'm generally considered an open wallet.

it's hard for my to enjoy the filipino culture as i encounter a lot of bad first impressions. not to say that it's much better when i walk around alone - i dont get the bad looks but the attention encountered in seedy nightclubs in se asia.

nevertheless i like the atmosphere which is so south-american: pimped-out jeepneys, 'jesus loves you' stickers, crazy traffic, wild-west-entrepreneurialism, the odd church sticking out of concrete jungles and machoism unlike other asian countries.

and last but not least: almost all restaurants serve ice tea - nestea / lipton - with free refills! if that's not a culinary highlight, then i don't know what would be!

TravellinChic says:
you are very observant :) interesting observations :)
Posted on: Jan 09, 2012
planisphere says:
hahaha i am also guilty with what you described as looking at white men with "exotic" gf as open wallets. hahaha

somethings i need to change.. i guess.
Posted on: Aug 26, 2007
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