I am writing this from the airplane on my way from Phuket to Beijing. While I had a really amazing time in Phuket, I am paying for it right now as I feel like crap. I think my body needs to detox for a whileâ€¦ being in cold Beijing, rainy Vancouver and freezing cold NYC and Edmonton for a little while should be hopefully the change of pace I need to get healthy againâ€¦
I donâ€™t even know where to begin on Phuketâ€¦ what a crazy few days. I met so many interesting peopleâ€¦ the kind of people you would never even guess exist. Where should I begin?
That girl I met the first night was by far the most interesting and unique girl. I still havenâ€™t gotten over how different she was from anything I have ever seen on this planet. Hopefully I can get pics so you can see physically what I meanâ€¦ but mentally she was so different too. I really realized on this trip just how different Thai girls are from Chinese girls (or other asian countries).
One of the other things I realized there is just how poor many of these girls areâ€¦ I was talking to a guy there who knows the area pretty well and he told me a lot of the girls that are in Phuket come there from the countryâ€¦ he says many of them, in the country, will work ALL day, every day at menial jobs (ie. Farming or whatever)â€¦ in compensation they will get food to eat and maybe a place to stay (ie. Like a hut or something) and about $150 per year in cash!?!?! He says they all come here to work and/or to find a bf who can take care of themâ€¦ I talked to many and generally if someone sends them $300-$500/month they will be their gfâ€¦ they generally send a lot of that cash home to support their family. You see A LOT of old fat white guys here walking around with beautiful young girlsâ€¦ I went to one girls â€˜homeâ€™ yesterday for a sec as she had to pick something upâ€¦ she was living in a one room (not one bedroom, just a small room) little apt with a bed in it with FIVE other girls?!? They pay $100/month for itâ€¦ crazy.
It is all kinda sadâ€¦ especially because so many of them seem to be so nice and kind. However, its not like you can tell they are unhappyâ€¦ in fact, many of them seem to be very happy and are all good natured and really good people.
Anyway, I am apparently one of the most sought after people in that townâ€¦ being young(er), decent looking and whiteâ€¦ I had so many girls fighting over me it was just bizarre.
I think I originally planned on coming from China to Thailand for a â€˜coupleâ€™ of days, mostly just to quickly hit the beach and get some sun, then move onâ€¦ but ended up spending nearly two weeks thereâ€¦ and if I didnâ€™t have to go, I likely would have stayed longer. What a crazy, interesting place. I canâ€™t even count how many people I metâ€¦ almost all of whom were some of the nicest, sweetest people I have ever met (even psychoâ€¦ she just gets a little angry whenever you try to leave). 😛 And thanks to email, I already am receiving dozens of emails per day from all the girls I met thereâ€¦ all telling me they will never forget me and they will wait for me to come backâ€¦ they are all so sweet and beautiful it is really difficult as I would really like to make them all happy, but obviously canâ€™tâ€¦ well i guess i could try 😛
I donâ€™t think I will ever forget my time in Thailand! I already miss it!