So you decide to travel to Thailand and you meet some girls. You hear all of the stories about bar girls and go-go dancers. I won't lie to you, a lot if not most of them are true. Let's face it these girls are looking to make money and when they work in a tourist area where they pull in as much as an educated person will in one of our more developed countries, plus get to party for free, why would they ever want to get away from that? Sure they may need a break but unless you want to party all the time and roll out some serious bank on a girl to keep her happy, they do not make an ideal housewife most of the time. Some of them are alright, don't get me wrong. I know a few that are actually more decent than 99% of the other Thai women I have had encounters with. But before you decide to even bother attempting anything that relates to commitment you should read what I have to tell you. This article obviously does not reflect every woman in Thailand. However if you consider who the girls I use as personal examples are and what their occupations are you will understand why I say a bar girl may not be so bad. At least you know whats going on with one of them. For discretion I will use the girls nick names as they are pretty common.
Rawai is one of the nicest areas on Phuket in my opinion. It's quiet, the resorts I have stayed at there are reasonably priced and I never have had a problem finding really good Thai or Farang foods there. It is home to Rawai Landing Pier my number on pick for places to watch and photograph sunrises (see my article here) and several unnamed beaches along the west coast of Phuket that are quite nice and tourist free. Rawai Beach on the other hand is not even in my top ten favorite beaches on Phuket.
Promthep Cape is the most Southern point in Phuket. It offers a large park like area with a lighthouse and cobblestone courtyards, a paved roadway and view point area and an extreme terrain path to trek out to the Southern point. Along the coast and out to the point are rocky shores constantly being bombarded with rough surf, small whirlpools and a rip tide that makes the area a place where you can never swim. During a storm in fact you can see huge 3 meter waves roll in at the point and crash into each other out in the open water.
In Phang Nga just North of Phuket is a very interesting place. Here you can hand feed monkeys at your discretion and also tour a temple that is inside a large cave in a mountain side.