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Old Dave gets lost again
Cats A Go-Go, Siam Bayshore Adventure & Black Out Go-Go
While for the first few nights I sort of roamed around to get
my bearings and the feel of the city by sort of randomly checking out gogos,
tonight I thought I would be more focused. I have been reading many reviews I
had saved from earlier in the year, especially from folks like Sarasin and
others who say they like me, prefer the gogos over the beer bars. Its sort of
like I want to search more to see if there are more of the good gogo experiences
I had in Bangkok and much more so in Manila and Angeles City.
I start out going to my favorite dinner spot you wont
believe this at Royal Garden Plaza just South of Soi Post Office. Yep, I
prefer American food and the very cool ultramodern Royal Garden Plaza. Its an
easy baht bus ride from the Eastiny Inn and from there Walking Street and all
the South sois are in easy walking range.
I dont get very hungry when traveling often just having a
late breakfast and a late dinner. The breakfast is very good at Eastiny and free
with Pattaya Petes
Eastiny Inn deal. But since I didnt get to bed until almost 6am, I slept
in till noon and missed it. So for my only meal of the day, I enjoyed the dining
at believe it or not Pizza Hut just before they closed. I almost never have
Pizza at home, but love it when I travel.
I had an organized walking plan of places I wanted to visit.
This includes Blue Hawaii, Carousal, Lipstick, Bubbles, Black Out, Annes
Party Bar and then later Marine Bar and Freelancer since they are open the
But first on the list was to check out Penthouse Hotel and
Cats A gogo, since they have such a good website. The reviews of the hotel have
not been very good, but I hadnt seen many reviews of Cats. I didnt mind
that it was near the boystown end of Soi Pattayland 2. I just felt like wearing
a sign saying, "sorry Im just walking by, youre the wrong sex"
as the boys tried to get me in. Fortunately none were as aggressive as some of
the Hello Girls at girls gogos. No one grabbed me to drag me in.
Cats A Go-Go
I walk into Cats and before I can do my fast scan of the seating
arrangements Im almost forced to sit on a barstool at the bar just as you
enter. This is probably the last place Id choose to sit. And this is so far
the only time Ive had to sit on a bar stool instead of my preferred bench
seating to at least have the opportunity to do my nesting game with a bargirl,
if any comes into my "nest" that was so fun in the Philippines, and in
But once I order my coke and look around, the place doesnt
have that much bench seating from what I can see, and girls (kittens) occupied
most just sitting. I dont like the masks, since I enjoy looking at a womens
face. I thought most of the dancers were quite attractive. But the dancers
seemed very bored, sad, and not very with it. There were quite a few guys
drinking beers on the stools and bouncing their heads to the music, so Cats
seems to have an attraction for some. But clearly not for me so I left after
finishing my coke. One of the welcome girls outside was certainly into it and
greeted me with "Come back soon" as I left.
Others like Cats
better and the Penthouse Hotel adjacent that some say is quite run down.
Here is a response to my comments about Cats A Go-Go:
The Penthouse and Cats are my home from home in Pattaya and have been for 2 years so I am always interested in comments on them. Re the hotel many of the criticisms I have read have been clearly unfounded. I find it quite delightful and one of my possibilities is to live there permanently. I met my present Thai gf at Cats so perhaps I am biased but I find the atmosphere unique - for example the pool table (not mentioned by Dave) allows the girls and clients to socialise for a game; I also favour the way the dance floor space is broken up into several separate podia instead of thr usual single 'cattle market cage'. The atmosphere is relaxed (eg. clients are allowed to dance with the girls and I have availed myself of this opportunity several times though I regret to say no one has bar-fined me yet!) and there is a first class bar manager (young Steve) and Thai DJ (Duc). As for the gently SM style (masks, boots etc) it serves to add a touch of originality to Cats maybe reminiscent of the masked balls of the past. The girls are consistently beautiful and I have my own photo album to prove it. The are all organic and none are genetically modified (save maybe one!) As for the proximity to Boys' Town have no fear it is not contagious and the comedy show at 'Boys Boys Boys' is quite hilarious.
Re: Penthouse and
Cats", to which I would like to add the following:
>I agree with Mr. Jim ( CG Barlow ). Cats is more relaxed than other
>similar bars and is more like a hostess bar than a go-go. Some of the
>girls are excellent pool players so be forwarned. :-)
It'd be nice if someone would say 'hi' to you though. Hell, even 'miow' or a soft 'purrrr' would do.
Dave gets lost walking again!
Siam Bayshore Adventure
It was quite a nice cool night and I proceeded to walk over to Second
Road and down to my next selected place on Soi Diamond.
Easy I thought
was I mistaken! OK
dumb Dave just thinks
its easy to walk down Second Road and find the sois as you go south. I had
notes with me showing it goes, Pattayland 2, Pattayland 1, PJ Soi, a couple no
name sois and Soi Diamond.
But as I now realize looking at Pattaya
Petes good map, is that sois dont come off at a 90 degree angle from
Second Row and they are much closer than I realized. I walked by the angled
streets that looked more like small alleys with no bars to see near Second Road.
I walked far too far and went way beyond Soi Diamond. I figured that if I just
kept veering right I would have to wild up back to Beach Road or Walking Street.
What I didnt realize was that I was far too far South and already beyond the
end of Walking Street. Now, looking at Petes map, which I sure wish I would
have printed at home and brought with me, I actually wasnt as lost as I
thought. I think I made the big circle on Arthachinda Rd and was heading North
again on Beach Road and would have been fine if I just kept going.
But I had no clue of this since there was no ocean, beach or
street signs. I thought I wasnt too far off track since I kept seeing baht
buses, but I thought they must have been on the other route since I didnt
think I was back on Beach Road. About six blocks beyond the Siam Bayshore Hotel
I decided wrongly I was not going to find anything I knew if I kept going. The
street had less and less people on it as I kept going and was getting to look a
bit more unsavory. I also sort of recalled reading that the Siam Bayshore does
front at last one side on Beach Road which I was trying to find, not realizing I
was actually on it heading the right way to "known civilization."
I backtrack to the Siam Bayshore gated entrance with 3
security guards. I try to say want to get to other entrance to hotel on Beach
street, can I walk through? They dont know any English, just smile and let
motion for me to go ahead. I had no clue I was actually at the Beech Street
entrance, which is at the back end of the hotel.
Next I wind up more lost on the huge grounds of the Siam
Bayshore than I was on the street! The driveway leads to what looks like just a
back service area not a hotel entrance but there is sort of a pathway with
blanks I follow for a long, long ways. It has lights along it so I figure it
must lead to civilization. Wrong. After winding all over it winds up at a
channel of water with lots of junk in it (hope no dead bodies of farangs lost on
the Bayshore grounds). If you walk along the water channel it looks like it just
winds up by some green nets that might be a tennis court I figure. It looks too
narrow, dark and scary to me so I backtrack again. ALL THE WAY back to the
service entrance I first saw. As I get up to it, sort of hidden there is an
Entrance sign with two security guards. It was so good to see humans again,
after walking the ground so much with only a few frogs croaking at me and other
assorted reptiles scattering out of my way as I walked on their grounds.
I again try and explain to guards Im trying to find the
Walking Street entrance but again they speak no English but smile and wave me
on. To where I have no idea. OK, lots of big buildings, hotel rooms, no people,
and I dont see anything like an entrance. Finally I see a lobby sign with an
arrow! I keep following each lobby arrow, which results in a long walk among
gardens, pools, outdoor patio areas, but no people anywhere. I finally find the
lobby - not a soul there except for 3 security guards at a table. I jokingly
tell them I got lost and have been looking for the Beach Road entrance or
getting back towards Walking Street. I think one of the guards understood me as
a laughed with me and pointed to the entrance. We exchanged bows and Im on my
way. Naturally I follow the road which seems to lead to the main entrance,
thinking it will lead me to Beach Street, Unknown to me I am really on the other
side. Then I hear a Yoh! ? Behind me and I look back and the guard is coming
after me pointing me in another direction. I thank him and to in the direction
he is waving me towards.
some things I recognize. I am now coming up the South
end of Walking Street! When I get to Freelancer Bar I know I finally know where
I am! I want to visit Freelancer very much. The hello girls seem nice and
attractive tying to get men in (but not attacking us like in front of some bars
as I discussed from first two days experience post earlier. But even though its
a nice cool evening I am dripping with sweat from my walk and my shirt looks
like Ive been walking in the rain since I perspire so much. Im not tired,
just hot and want to go sit in a cool gogo for awhile. It is only a bit after
midnight and I want to go to Freelancer when I am more refreshed and
presentable. And I realize they are open very late so have plenty of time to see
them. Like to cool off in a gogo, and then baht bus back to Eastiny to shower,
change to dry shirt and refresh!
To new folks, yes believe it or not, Thailand is quite a
conservative culture. Prostitution is illegal but tolerated due to the huge
economic benefit it brings in. Most non-pro Thais are quite prudish about nudity
etc. The laws represent these values even if not always enforced.
Still wet but a bit cooler I walk back up Walking Street a
ways. Geeze the katoeys just North of the Walking Street entrance are
aggressive. One hangs on me begging me to take her to my hotel for a whole
block. Then she wants a kiss for her to go. Ahead of me I see another just
letting her catch go on. I sort of joke gesturing and saying, no not me! She
laughed and got the message. Wow, to me some of them are really attractive.
Especially the taller light skinned round-faced Chinese looking ones. A assume
they are not what I wished they were
. but so attractive and sexy looking. I
love that face
Then I cut over to Second Road and easily catch a baht bus
back to Eastiny. But decide to relax, do these notes and answer a bunch of
E-mails instead of going back out tonight. I dont feel any big need for sex
or more bargirls since I had quite a bit in Bangkok. I enjoy Pattaya even if Im
not connecting much yet with women. I have two nights left in Pattaya and one
night in BKK before leaving. So far Ive been in Thailand about 10 days, Ive
decided I like it and will return. Future trips will be less hectic perhaps as I
get to know my way around more. This trip I am trying lots of things and
visiting many places to find those that I may want to spend more time at in
future trips. Also reading others reviews will now be more meaningful since I
will be able to better relate to them having been here. I even have some
thoughts of ads or using some of the matching service to perhaps meet a non pro
Thai women, but that may not be a reasonable expectation, especially with my
high interest in sensual intimacy.