One thing that you’ll notice about Pattaya ladies, during any trip to Thailand’s premier nightlife orientated city, is the ready smiles that will come your way. Thailand is, of course, known the world over as ‘the land of many smiles’ and it really is a name that is well deserved.
Everywhere you go you will be greeted with a smile and it’s infectious, you’ll find yourself smiling all the time and the whole thing really lifts your spirits and makes you feel happier!
Pattaya Ladies and Tourism
As you can imagine, it is the tourism industry that brings the girls to Pattaya. The jobs available here are not really that much better than what can be found elsewhere in Thailand. They range from cleaning work, cashier work, receptionist work, waitressing, bar work and so on.
The typical wage for these jobs is anywhere from 8,000 baht to 12,000 baht per month. Even in Thailand, where the cost of living is extremely low, this is not much money. Most Pattaya ladies that arrive for work come from the poorest area of Thailand, a place called Isaan which is located in the Northeast of the country, and wage rates there are even lower. I know of several Isaan workers that are paid only 200 baht per day!
The dream for many Pattaya ladies is to escape poverty by finding a Western husband that will take care of them and their family. This is one thing that the visitor really needs to be aware of; tales of broken hearts, broken marriages, fortunes lost and so on are very common amongst long-term Pattaya visitors that fell for the charms of an often much younger Thai lady. Not every visitor is looking for love though, in fact most are looking for short-term arrangements. Some are looking for very brief, discreet encounters… you can read more about that on this page which looks at the Pattaya Escort Scene.
Romantic attachment should be avoided at all costs, the cultural barriers that exist between Thailand and your typical Western country are enormous and easily overlooked during a 2-week vacation in the sun. Add to that the obvious difficulties with effective communication, different education levels, different belief systems, and so on and you’ll find that forming a lasting relationship is nigh on impossible and yes…. there are lots of opportunist Pattaya ladies that are only looking for an easy route to prosperity, so be on your guard!
Pattaya Ladies and Food
One of the more comical aspects of the girls’ behaviour is their eating habits; Thai food culture is quite different to anything I’ve found in other parts of the world. You can take a Thai lady to an upmarket restaurant and order some of the most delicious food that you’ve ever tasted and I’ll bet you one thing…. if you are with an Isaan lady she won’t like it! As soon as you depart the restaurant there’s a good chance that she will order some street food to take away the taste of the delicious morsels that she has just eaten in a top restaurant, hehe.
Isaan food tends to be very spicy and one particular spicy offering that is popular with Pattaya girls is called ‘Papaya Salad’. I know, it sounds harmless enough, but don’t be tempted to eat this stuff…. it burns! Another thing you’ll notice is that the girls eat together and they eat frequently; if you like people watching whilst you are having a drink in the bars, you will see some things being eaten that will cause you to rub your eyes in disbelief. I’ve seen chicken claws, insects, fish heads, dried squid and all sorts being served up. If you’re the adventurous type, give it a try and leave me your thoughts in the comments box below?