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The Quasi-Recovery Begins

The Quasi-Recovery Begins

December 5, 2021 By bangkok7

What’s up, reader, how’s it hangin’? I’m Bangkok Seven and this is my blog. We’ve just sprang from the starting gate in a race to recovery, and by “we” I mean the Bangkok nightlife community, and by “race” I mean an excruciating slow-motion crawl toward a finish line we can’t yet see. On December 1st,

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Bring the “Pain21,” An Art Exhibition

November 28, 2021 By bangkok7

Well friends, Bangkok is lousy with tourists again, and I’m not sure how to feel. It’s great news for Thais, but terrible news for grumpy curmudgeony mongers like me. It’s a testament to how bad the lockdowns must’ve been for people in their home countries that they’d hop a plane and fly halfway around the

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Bring the “Pain21,” An Art Exhibition
This Lax Limbo

This Lax Limbo

November 21, 2021 By bangkok7

Three weeks after booze came back to Bangkok restaurants, and one week after the dismal announcement by Prayut that bars and red-lights won’t open until January, the monger community carries on in a kind of limbo. I say “kind of” because there’s debauchery to be found in a few select locations around town. Soi Nana

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The Only Open “Gogo” in Bangkok

November 14, 2021 By bangkok7

Happy Sunday, everyone. Bangkok Seven here. Well, ‘twas announced last week that Prayut will keep the gogos closed until after January 15, and he had the gall to tell everyone working in that industry to “not be selfish.” How dare you selfishly want to feed yourselves and your families. What’s that you say? You’re homeless

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The Only Open “Gogo” in Bangkok
The Great Anticlimax

The Great Anticlimax

November 7, 2021 By bangkok7

Well gents, Thailand’s grand reopening rolled out on November 1st with little fanfare. One could even say it was a total flop, thanks to a combination of factors, though the common thread, unsurprisingly was outright idiocy on the part of people in charge. Instead of a joyous, triumphant return to normalcy on Monday, the Bangkok

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The First Day of the Rest of…….

October 31, 2021 By bangkok7

Well gents, tomorrow we turn the page. It’s not the last page…but it’s close. Soon, we’ll shut the book on this awful chapter in our lives, one of the worst in modern history. And we made it. We lost some people along the way, maybe lost income, lost some fave locales, lost opportunities. Worst of

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The First Day of the Rest of…….
The Bleak Goes On, But Not For Long

The Bleak Goes On, But Not For Long

October 24, 2021 By bangkok7

It’s a sad situation, wouldn’t you agree reader? It’s sad. So sad. Although it seems to be getting slightly less absurd. There’s hope on the horizon, thanks to Prayut and a push by the govt to jumpstart the Thai economy by reopening in a series of baby steps over the course of the next few

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A Light at the End…?

October 17, 2021 By bangkok7

Well mongers, the great Prayut has spoken. Sort of. News outlets reporting the whole spectrum—from “Thailand will reopen Nov 1” to “Thailand might reopen Nov 1.” And restaurants can serve beer starting Dec 1. Cue the Pavlovian salivating. Is it great news? No. But it’s better than bad news. Someone should think of a word

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A Light at the End…?
Red Light Withdrawal: Gogo Backs and Girls on Laps

Red Light Withdrawal: Gogo Backs and Girls on Laps

October 10, 2021 By bangkok7

Happy Sunday, reader. Happy “one more week of fun ban.” Happy languishing in the doldrums of an inane lockdown. I feel like we should have meetings, like they do in Alcoholics Anonymous. Someone owes me an anniversary chip for passing six months without darkening the door of a gogo bar. Not all the news is

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From Red Light District to Cat Sanctuary: Patpo...

October 3, 2021 By bangkok7

Well, it’s another Sunday in Purgatory, reader. Seriously, I’m beginning to think we all died in the first month of the scamdemic and we’ve been languishing in the mythical state of Limbo for the past year and a half. Or, maybe I’m in a coma and I’m having really, really weird dreams. Because I visited

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From Red Light District to Cat Sanctuary: Patpong 2021