Category: Seven’s Weekly

High Season Comes to Bangkok

High Season Comes to Bangkok

January 6, 2019 By bangkok7

It’s always been the case that Thailand, parts far and wide, experienced two distinct tourist seasons: Low Season, when the heat and rain are at their worst and the number of tourists dwindles, and High Season, when the climate is milder, breezier, and less-rainy and the unwashed masses flock here. In the low season, the

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Oh Lord, It’s New Year’s in Bangkok...

December 30, 2018 By bangkok7

What’s up reader, I’m Seven. Back for another weekly soliloquy (weekliloquy, copyright BKK7). Wow, is it me or did 2018 blow by in the blink of an eye? It’s hard to believe the year is already over. If you’re like me, you waited till the last minute to think about making plans for the 31st,

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Oh Lord, It’s New Year’s in Bangkok. Again.
I’m Dreaming of a Thai Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a Thai Christmas

December 23, 2018 By bangkok7

Season’s greetings, folks. It’s that time of year again. Specifically, that bittersweet time when expats in Thailand weigh the pros and cons of spending Christmas in The Land of Smiles. And it is bittersweet. The hotel buffets don’t get mom’s stuffing right. The malls consider Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” a traditional carol, playing it over

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The Bars of Patpong Soi 2–The Dark Side: ...

December 16, 2018 By bangkok7

Hey everyone, I’m Seven. Over the past couple of months, I’ve turned out reviews for most of the bars in Patpong, starting with the west side of Soi 1, followed by the east side of Soi 1, followed by the west side of Soi 2, and most recently, the east side of Soi 2. But

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The Bars of Patpong Soi 2–The Dark Side: A Seven Review
Last Week on Patpong for 9 December 2018

Last Week on Patpong for 9 December 2018

December 9, 2018 By bangkok7

Hey there, internet surfer. How’s your day going? It’s your man Seven, fresh from another week soaking up the scene in Bangkok’s best red light district. Per usual, it was packed with fun, frolicking, and fanny-grabbing. There were also a few events worth noting. And here they are: The Steakhouse Co. started opening for lunch

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Confessions of a Red-Light Addict Part 4: Shart...

December 2, 2018 By bangkok7

What does it say about me that I waited until my late 40s to try cocaine for the first time? And that I did so in a Bangkok gogo bar? Could it be a red flag, a warning sign, a harbinger of an inevitable downward spiral decorated here and there by random panties, bras, and

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Confessions of a Red-Light Addict Part 4: Shart of Darkness
Sunday Carvery Head-to-Head: Shenanigans vs The Steakhouse Co.

Sunday Carvery Head-to-Head: Shenanigans vs The...

November 25, 2018 By bangkok7

Greetings and salutations, I am Seven. When I’m not prowling the red light districts, I like to sit at a laptop and spit up a written record of my ridiculously awesome life. Today’s offering focuses on food—and not just any food. Extravagant, decadent, sinfully good food. For several weeks now, I’ve been promising all 12

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The Benefit of the Gout

November 18, 2018 By bangkok7

Hello again, I’m Seven. Here to roll out another treatise on some aspect of life in Thailand for your reading enjoyment, just in case you’re somewhere else. Today’s addition to my expat oeuvre is an admission that life isn’t always perfect here. We’re all getting older, and that means the slow steady onset of one

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The Benefit of the Gout
Last Week on Patpong For November 4, 2018

Last Week on Patpong For November 4, 2018

November 4, 2018 By bangkok7

Hello gents, it’s your old friend Seven. I’m here living the Bangkok dream on your behalf, and this is the latest from Patpong:            Halloween is always a fun time in the red light district. Most gogo’s throw parties, and some go all out with costumes and decorations. Glamour covered their mirrors

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The Best Laid Plans of Vice and ‘Ven, or ...

October 28, 2018 By bangkok7

Bar girls—or, you know, whatever you want to call them—gogo dancers—are like cats. They’re sleek, nimble, and impossible to train. No wait—I can think of a better simile.  Gogo dancers (bar girls) are like hurricanes. They’re wet, they’re loud, and they go where the wind blows them. Hmmm. That’s not quite right. Let’s see……Gogobargirls are

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The Best Laid Plans of Vice and ‘Ven, or How Bar Girls Can Ruin Seven’s Day