Thailand Calling — Bars Reopening

Thailand seems to have kicked coronavirus in the ass, and is now slowly reopening. But not to Americans. Yet. Ever?

Here’s a few posts from our Jomtien Beach community correspondent, Paul Raynor, and Wang Innok, who works at my favorite, ummm, beergarden!, the @Home Bar.

(Above: Manager Chun and two shirtless gentlemen play snooker at the reopened @ Home Bar. Photo credit: Paul Raynor/QM Photography)

Translation: The shop is ready to open….. Please come to drink….

Translation: After the rain stopped……. I thought I wouldn’t have a customer.. foreigner…. but a lot.. Thank you.

Love To Be Doing This Right About Now…

Today it got above 90 degrees F in San Francisco, a town where people melt on the sidewalks and call in sick if it gets above 78.

So here’s a fun little flashback, no, splashback to last spring at the Jomtien Complex. It’s an enclave of gay bars and cabarets in the town of Jomtien Beach, Thailand. It’s also during the Thai new year holiday of Songkran, a crazy water festival.

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