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    Notice!

    hi there!
    I'm a 19 year old half thai, born and living in Germany. My mum (thai) lives in Germany for almost 28 years, but she holds on to her roots and to the thai manners and culture.
    me, I really love thailand.. i love the warmth, the kindness, friendlyness, my relatives and also the way you interact with other people. there's more respect for example! We (dad, mum, i) fly to thailand every year for 4 weeks and when I arrive there i feel so save.. especially emotionally, because there's a strong sense of community...and of course I like the weather, the landscape and its beautiful beaches..
    I often thought of studying in thailand after Highschool, but I was refused because of my boyfriend. We live together for 2 years now..but I often think about moving to thailand one day..but if our relations holds on till that time, he'll come with me, because he likes thailand too.
    You know, I'm very very proud to be half- thai! It's great to have 2 cultures in one person.
    But there's oen thing that makes me even cry..
    Sex- tourism and prostitution is the only thing many germans know when they hear the word thailand.
    the media is focused on that all the time..
    so comes that people get a wrong picture..e.g. dirty, dangerous infection HIV, the world's sex- machine, etc...
    ok, you can't deny prostitution in thailand..
    but why don't they take a deeper look?
    the background, why these poor girls gonna do this service?
    they are sooo blind..
    thailand is more than sex..
    it hurts...

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    sawat dee khrub everyone

    It is sad that Thailand does have this stigma regarding the prostitution.

    However, I do feel that the good & positive points of Thailand greatly outweighs the one negative. I have a partner who is Thai & have visited Thailand on two occasions, you don't always see the prostitution when you travel around but you remember the good points like the people & the landscapes.

    There is prostitution everywhere in the world, unfortunatley Bangkok was a Rest & Recuperation back in the 1960's & 1970's for the mainly western military so the prostitution has just escalated from there.

    Anyway, I'm a fan and have just started to learn the Thai language, I think the " tonal " part is gonna kill me !! Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    la gon, Aymes.


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    katty,
    too much focus is put on the sexual attractions of Thailand by the press who are well known for sensationalism. There are many other countries that have the same image. Western Europe was famous, Germany and particularly Berlin were promoted thru documentaries and films. I don't know if things have changed in these modern times, but I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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    To It May Concern,
    Prostitution was in Thailand long before the farang arrived. Please don't blame it all on the Westerners. In fact, prostitution is one of the oldest occupations in the world. More Thai men go to these place than the visitors do.

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    Hi Katty,
    Remember me? I talked with you yesterday in the chat room.
    It is unfortunate that the news media and even travel agencies like to promote the prostitution industry. It is sad that some girls have to do this in order to support their families. Some of the girls don't have a choice. Please don't let this effect the way you feel about yourself and even about Thailand. Thailand is a wonderful country. Put your focus on the positive things.

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    This occupation exists everywhere in the world. In every country there is always an area, a town, or a suburb where it is common knowledge for both tourists and locals that the world's "oldest profession" prevails. Some countries legalise prostitution. Others allow this practice to operate under disguise of massage parlours or social escort services.
    We are not arguing that this is therefore, an acceptable standard lifestyle. Many of the people working in the sex industry have no other options to obtain immediate cash income. This is true, more so in the case of hardcore drug addicts who have to get large sums of money everyday to feed their habit. Or poor single mothers who made the mistake of having too many children and too many mouths to feed. Yet, there are others who are unfortunate to have ended up in situations where they are being used by the professional thugs.

    The thing is, Government can only do so much to put control on these "red light district" activities. They can't stop the activities entirely. To ban them makes these activities go underground creating more danger and more crime.

    Conversely, to promote "the world's oldest profession" as a tourist attraction is totally immoral and evil. Nevertheless, even tourists have the choice of not using these "services".
    A country and/or its people cannot be blamed for prostitution being available. Land of Smile, keep smiling. Chin Up.

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    Dear Rontan,

    Very well said. I agree.

    Steve

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    It annoys me as a single male, when I told people I was going to Thailand for a holiday, People think I was going there for sex. The Majority of tourists are not sex tourists, as Thailand has a lot more to offer than most tropical destination, at a cheaper price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]It annoys me as a single male, when I told people I was going to Thailand for a holiday, People think I was going there for sex. The Majority of tourists are not sex tourists, as Thailand has a lot more to offer than most tropical destination, at a cheaper price.
    I agree that Thailand has a lot more to offer then just the after dark aerobic activites. But when people have the idea that you are going there just for that, could it be reflective of the image that you portray?

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    Very subtle Maki0

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