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How to Survive Your Thai Holiday (Hint: Dont Be Stupid)

How to Survive Your Thai Holiday (Hint: Dont Be...

January 13, 2019 By bangkok7

Tourists are kicking the bucket in droves in Thailand these days. Or so it seems. Either that or they’re going blind from getting STDs sprayed in their eyes, or breaking their necks diving into pools, or offing themselves on purpose at the prospect of having to go back to their home country. If you read

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Thai Therapy: The Cure for Suicide/Depression

January 11, 2019 By bangkok7

What’s goin’ on folks, it’s Frowback Friday again. And considering the recent event involving a desperate tourist and a bus near Khaosan, I thought I’d repost this. It’s actually the 5th installment of the “therapy” series: “Hello, friends. It is I, Seven. I live the dream in case you can’t. The following is another in

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Thai Therapy: The Cure for Suicide/Depression
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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Thai Therapy Part 1: A Cure for Addiction

January 4, 2019 By bangkok7

Hey folks. Seven here. For this Frowback Friday, I submit one of a series of articles previously published on BKKNites and Sweet3Mango. The original description is included below: “I’m trying out a new series focusing on how relocating to Thailand can be the cure for/solution to common problems in the West, calling it “Thai Therapy,”

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Thai Therapy Part 1: A Cure for Addiction
Oh Lord, It’s New Year’s in Bangkok. Again.

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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Verse of Vice: a Gogo-Inspired Rhyme

December 28, 2018 By bangkok7

For this Frowback Friday, I’ve got a little rhyme for you. It was previously published on Sweet3Mango, and I’ve reposted the intro as well. I hope you like it: “Hey there, stranger. It’s me again. I’m Seven, and I live the dream in case you can’t. For some reason I can’t divine, my brain has

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Verse of Vice: a Gogo-Inspired Rhyme
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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A Red-Light Xmas Poem

December 21, 2018 By bangkok7

Happy season folks, it’s Seven here, and this isn’t a ‘frowback.’ Instead it’s a smidge of Christmas cheer from yours truly to all those wistful whoremongers out there who’ll be in a red light district this year instead of some relative’s house with all those in-laws, second cousins, and their most recent yet soon to

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A Red-Light Xmas Poem
The Bars of Patpong Soi 2–The Dark Side: A Seven Review

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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Two Wrongs–Cheating on a Bar Girl

December 14, 2018 By bangkok7

Hey folks, it’s Frowback Friday again. This blog was previously posted to Bangkoknites and today it’s being given a new home. If you haven’t read it before, Seven hopes you enjoy it: “I know what you’re thinking. A bar girl is someone you cheat with, not on. But that’s because you’re not me. Seven only

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Two Wrongs–Cheating on a Bar Girl