Thailand’s Underground Economy

We’re at a birthday party tonight, a Thai girl turned 22 yesterday. She has a British boyfriend who sends her $500 US dollars a month. I wouldn’t describe it as her defining feature but it certainly funds her carefree, sleep all day lifestyle! Before you jump to judgement (if you were going to!), she’s like hundreds if not thousands of other Thai girls in Bangkok.

I can’t help but wonder what percentage of Thailand’s GDP is supported by $500 dollar a month payments from farang men. It’s equally commonplace in Cambodia as well.

It’s a crazy life…

2 thoughts on “Thailand’s Underground Economy”

  1. Or could this be seen as global redistribution of wealth? Actually I’m just trying to be a smatriepants who can post comments on a website. Guess who?

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