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The Ultimate Guide to Pattaya 2013 By Mark Beales
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Pattaya is spectacular. Pattaya is sexy. At times, Pattaya is even sophisticated. Featuring world-class restaurants, dozens of attractions and arguably the best nightlife on the planet, Pattaya is... More > one of Thailand’s top tourist destinations. To help you make the most of your time in Pattaya, we’ve put together the best bits into one easy-to-read, 80,000-word ebook. The Ultimate Guide to Pattaya 2013 has hundreds of reviews highlighting the best bars, beaches and places to sleep. Packed with dozens of helpful hints and suggestions, from the latest visa news to the town’s cheapest pint of Guinness, this is the perfect Pattaya guide for tourists or expats. Written by award-winning travel writer Mark Beales (Lonely Planet, Insight Guides, Bangkok Post), the ebook is available on iTunes, Lulu and Amazon.< Less
The Ultimate Guide to Pattaya 2014 By Mark Beales
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The Ultimate Guide to Pattaya 2014 is packed with information about Thailand's most exciting resort! With more than 80,000 words and 20 chapters, this is the most comprehensive ebook on Pattaya ever... More > published. Highlights include a detailed guide to Pattaya's legendary nightlife, dozens of restaurant reviews and ideas for great days out. Written by Lonely Planet author and award-winning writer Mark Beales.< Less
Pattaya the Holiday Town Thailand By Hemmo Vattulainen
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Digital e Photo Book / Pattaya - The Holiday Town – Thailand. - Streets of Pattaya City and Jomthien Beach and beach life. Pattaya City - colorful night life in the glow of neon lights. In... More > addition we see pictures of a turtles breeding place and Santtahip on the beach where the turquoise sea wave against the white sand beach. Also near Pattaya City is the Island of Koh Lam where is a fine sandy beaches for sunbathing.< Less
An Exciting Future: The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya By Owen Jones
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Lek did not hope for anything more than the other girls in her village, that is to work in the fields for a few years; have a few babies; let mum take care of them and go back to work until they had... More > their own children and it was her turn to take care of them. However, needing money to save the family farm from foreclosure by the bank, she drifted into the sex industry. After all she has been through, can she be a normal girlfriend or wife again? Could she ever trust a man enough? This book explores what is needed by Thai women and their foreign husbands if they want to live in a remote Thai village. Craig, her partner, also wants to live there, but it is not easy for him either as no-one there speaks English and his Thai is poor. Will Lek and Craig manage to live in Baan Suay or will the loneliness, the tedium and the lack of work and stimulation drive them away or even apart? 'Behind the Smile' refers to the fact that Thailand is known the world over as 'The Land of Smiles'.< Less
Behind the Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya: Book Six: The Dream By Owen Jones
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The Dream takes up the story of Lek, her family and friends from two years further down the line. In the past, it has always been Lek who issued the ultimata, but the story opens with her having... More > received one and it throws her. She is offered the fulfilment of her oldest dream, but can she take it? The fulfilment of any dream requires sacrifices, but is Lek prepared to make them now that her goal is within her grasp? It is a tough one, which means a hard time for her, although her family and friends are behind her as always. Which way will she go? The instinct to follow her dream and the inertia of a comfortable life in the village, as she gets older vie for supremacy in her mind. As is usual in this series, nothing is hidden from the reader, we are privy to all of Lek's agonizing thoughts.< Less
Maya - Illusion: Behind The Smile, the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya By Owen Jones
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Lek was born the eldest child of four in a typical rice farming family. She did not expect to do anything any different from the other girls in her class. One day a catastrophe occurred out of the... More > blue – her father died young and with huge debts. Lek was twenty and she was the only one who could prevent foreclosure. However, the only way she knew was to go to work in her cousin’s bar in Pattaya. She went as a waitress-cum-cashier, but drifted into the sex industry. Book three picks up the story of Lek's life six or seven years further on. At forty-ish, it is time to take stock of her life. She looks back on her life and wonders whether it was all worth it. Should she feel bitter about what has happened to her or should she move on and try to forget her past? Should she just try to erase it, whitewash it out, like so many women did or should she feel proud of what she has accomplished? Lek is plagued by mixed emotions and tries to seek an explanation that she can live with for the rest of her life.< Less
Behind the Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya: Book Five: Stepping Stones By Owen Jones
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Stepping Stones picks up the story of Lek, her family and friends in the village of Baan Suay four years on from where The Lady in The Tree finished. Lek and Ayr are still looking to expand, but... More > especially Lek's career in the political arena, where she finds evidence of disturbing activity. Craig is still trying to write a best seller and Soom has graduated from university. In Stepping Stones, we are introduced to the Champunot family from Bangkok, the members of which have a profound effect on Lek, Craig and Soom - one which none of them will ever be able to forget. Stepping Stones reveals more in-depth details of life in a Thai family that has been affected by the inclusion of a falang like how they deal with the strange mixture of traditional and modern Thai life that that situation often creates.< Less
Behind the Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya: Book Four: The Lady in the Tree By Owen Jones
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The Lady in the Tree continues straight on from book three Maya - Illusion. Lek is still in business with her old friend Ayr and they mean business as well, especially when rivals from nearby try to... More > intimidate them. The two friends come up with a daring solution, which they can't even discuss with their friends, family or husbands. Soom is still at university in Bangkok and doing well in spite of having problems of her own, let alone looming final exams, which political upheaval in the capital threatens to disrupt. Craig continues to write, but he realises all of a sudden that he has bigger problems than finishing and selling his books. An old friend and an old lady give the three women some remarkably similar and accurate advice, but where will it get them? The Lady in the Tree can be read as a complete novel in its own right, but it is the fourth in the series called 'Behind The Smile - The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya'.< Less
Behind the Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya: Book One: Daddy's Hobby By Owen Jones
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'Behind The Smile' is the moving story of Lek, a bar girl in Pattaya, Thailand. It tells, from her point of view, how she drifted into the sex tourism industry and how she tried for years to get out... More > of it again. The story tells, in a biographical style, of some of things that happened to her and her colleagues in the bar they worked in called 'Daddy's Hobby', but it also tells of her thoughts for her friends, her family and her 'boyfriends' - the customers. When she finally finds someone she can love and who loves her too, she agonizes over whether she will ever be able to stay with one man again after ten years of complete sexual and financial freedom with no-one to care for but herself. The situation is further aggravated because her boyfriend does not suspect what she used to do for a living. Or does he really? The title is based on the fact that Thailand is commonly referred to as 'The land of Smiles'.< Less
Behind the Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya: Book Three: Maya - Illusion By Owen Jones
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Lek was born the eldest child of four in a typical rice farming family and she did not expect to do anything any different from the other girls in her class. One day a catastrophe occurred out of the... More > blue – her father died young but with huge debts. Lek was twenty and she was the only one who could prevent foreclosure. However, the only way she knew was to go to work in her cousin’s bar in Pattaya. She went as a waitress-cum-cashier, but drifted into the sex industry. Book three picks up the story of Lek's life six or seven years further on. At forty-ish, it is time to take stock of her life. She looks back on her life and wonders whether it was all worth it. Should she feel bitter about what has happened to her or should she move on and try to forget her past? Should she just try to erase it, whitewash it out, like so many women did or should she feel proud of what she has accomplished? Lek is plagued by mixed emotions and tries to seek an explanation that she can live with for the rest of her life.< Less