I had planned on being in Ao Nang for one night and moving
on to Railay Beach area. One night turned into two as I met some great people
and had a lot of fun checking out Ao Nang. I walked the beach, checked out the
shops, the food courts, and at night, checked out the bars. There was a wide
variety of bars – everything from beach bars to street bars to fancy bars to Ladyboy
bars. It was quite the mix of bars and quite the mix of people. We went down
one side street that looked like it had quite a bit of nightlife going on – and
half way through what I thought was going be a bunch of dive bars with live
music, I realized it was basically a ladyboy street of bars. I don’t know why,
but ladyboys always come up to me first… never mind the 4 guys I was with. A couple
of them were a bit shy and I don’t remember how it happened but one of the guys
pointed out a ‘muscular' looking ladyboy and dared another guy to take a picture
with her. He wouldn’t, so naturally, I made my way over and had pictures with
It was quite entertaining to see the reactions. I never realized just how
much culture MN has regarding drag shows and such. On any given day, there is a
drag show, drag bingo, drag karaoke to be found. I guess it doesn’t phase me.
But seeing the reactions of those from other countries leads me to believe that
the US is a bit more progressive (or whatever the word is) in this department.
Or maybe I just have a totally open mind. Either or. People can express themselves however they wish - it doesn't affect me - kudos to those willing to be real vs hide from society. Just things I never think about!
I have no idea what she said to me, but judging on my face, I was doubtful of whatever she said