Just got back to Chiang Mai from a short trip to Pattaya to get my new phone. Jerry was kind enough to get it for me and so I took a short vacation to pick it up. Planned to stay till Friday but cut it short after I was threatened by a knife welding Cambodian money boy when I would not take him home for the evening. Donâ€™t need the aggravation and didnâ€™t go down there to play with the boys in the Complex.
Times are getting rough down there and it is starting to show â€“ Jomtien had plenty of boys but little customers. The complex had just opened after being closed for a while to morn the Kingâ€™s passing, so anyone walking the streets now is a potential target for starving MBâ€™s. Even the guy I rented the car from was complaining on how bad the local economy was and he didn’t see it getting any better for a long time. Many new condominiums have been finished and no buyers â€“ but typical to Thai habits the prices seems to be remaining the same â€“ they donâ€™t drop the price to make sales but just wait for times get better. They suffered this with the Russians and now with the Chinese zero-dollar tour influx. Theyâ€™re not buying, just coming by the millions â€“ not good for the Thai economy.
Well I got my phone â€“ a Sony Xperia Z3 and just fired it up so have nothing to write about yet. Just hoping it works as well as I have been told. More later.