Thailand 1 by Owen Jones

Volume One

Personal Vignettes of Thailand

Thailand 1

The information in this ebook on various aspects of Thailand and life in Thailand is organized into 15 chapters of about 500-600 words each.

I hope that it will interest those who have visited Thailand, know someone who has, or intend to do so, as the articles contain personal experiences from the author's 14-year stay in thailand

As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first.

You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.

Genre: TRAVEL / Asia / Southeast

Secondary Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Friendship

Language: English

Keywords: Thailand, travel, Asia, Pattaya, Bangkok, Uttaradit, life in a Thai village

Word Count: 9,000

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Sample text:

Are Asian Bars Any Different to Our Own?

The first time that someone from Europe or America goes to a bar area in an Asian city that is intended to be part of the tourist industry, they will be struck by the amount of noise. These bar areas are set aside in some cities, a little like a ‘Red Light District’ in the West, but it is not intended to be a Red Light District, it is just too noisy to be in a residential area.

There are also cities that have been built up as one big pleasure zone and then the whole city centre might be full of bars, and residents will live in the suburbs. In Thailand, Chiang Mai is in the first category and Pattaya falls into the latter category. I am told that it is similar in most other Asian countries.

Many, but certainly not all, Asian bars have ‘resident’ bar girls who have certain jobs or ‘privileges’. An expression used in some areas is working ‘inside the bar’ and working ‘outside the bar’.


Those who work ‘inside the bar’ area are there to serve drinks and food, clean glasses and tables. They are ‘traditional’ barmaids, if you like. Those who work ‘outside the bar’ area will order you a drink and help you get served, but it is not their ‘real job’. Their real job is to keep you entertained and to coax drinks out of you – more like hostesses.

These are the girls who might go with you, if they like you. Asking for ‘special favours’ from the wrong sort of worker can be taken as very insulting, but it happens all the time, so most girls do not get upset by foreigners who don’t know the ropes.


Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Nordi Lemrabet
Author review:
I cannot critique the French, but Nordi has made a fantastic job of the formatting.
Already translated. Translated by Vanessa Jentzsch
Author review:
Vanessa created a fantastic translation, and formatted it beautifully too.
Already translated. Translated by Marisa Greco
Author review:
Marisa did a great job again!
Already translated. Translated by Luis Eduardo Machado
Author review:
Luis did another great job on this manual
Already translated. Translated by Iván Ochoa
Author review:
Ivan has done another excellent job with Thailand 1.

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