10 of the Strangest and Darkest Places in BKK

Cute, baby skeletons at Congdon’s Anatomical Museum, all pictures are by the author.

The spirit world is a huge part of daily life in Thai culture. In front of most buildings in Thailand, you will see a spirit house with daily offerings of red Fanta, water, fruit, rice, or even cooked Thai food. Strings of flowers arranged for protection and used as spirit offerings are sold every morning on the busy streets.

Covid is for bad for the wildlife exploitation business, but a win for the elephants!

A typical elephant riding camp, complete with bullhooks and stupid tourists. All photos by the author.

The first time I saw a working elephant in Thailand, I had just moved to Bangkok over a decade ago. I was walking through a popular, touristy, red light district in central Bangkok called Patpong. There were hundreds of loud, smelly cars and people everywhere.

I saw a baby elephant with an elephant handler, called a “mahout,” pushing a long, sharp bullhook against the baby elephant’s neck and pinching the baby elephant’s ear to force her to perform. …

Mark’s altar. All photos by the author.

I’m writing this letter to you with your ashes wrapped up in a small bundle. I kept the coarse, white cloth the crematorium guy put you in and added an extra, soft black fabric I got at the fabric store so I can cuddle with you. There are tear stains on the black cloth that I need to wash off, but otherwise, your bundle of ashes looks very cute and cuddly.

I miss you, but you know that because I keep telling your spirit every single day. …

Are your coconuts supporting monkey slavery?

All photos in this article are by the author.

Because of PETA’s campaign to expose monkey coconut picking slaves in Thailand, major companies in the UK and U.S. have boycotted Thai coconut products. I am happy this happened since I have been disturbed by this practice ever since I witnessed it first hand while living on the island of Koh Phangan in Southern Thailand.

Not every coconut in Thailand is picked by monkeys. Most arent. The problem is that Thailand currently doesn’t have a way to trace the exact source of all the coconuts they sell. A small farm that uses monkey slavery…

I was raised by two of the biggest toxic pieces of shit I will ever meet in this lifetime. Society would refer to these abusers as my “mother” and “father” but they are not my parents in any way shape or form, blood be damned. Hence, my more appropriate name for them: the wardens.

What made it so difficult to get away from the wardens was that they made me reliant on them. I didn’t realize that I was reliant on them though. When you grow up in an abusive family, you don’t know how bad it is because you…

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The latest video circulating of another black man being murdered by a racist, piece of shit cop has left people all over the world grieving. I am grieving as well and find it difficult to find the right words to express my sadness over the brutal murder of George Floyd and my anger at a system that has been broken since its inception.

George Floyd was killed in the worst way possible. He was treated like his life was nothing. …

Too Many Nights in Bangkok, all photos in this story are by the author

I haven’t had sex since New Year’s Eve, and no I can’t blame the Coronavirus for that. Before New Year’s Eve, I hadn’t had sex in over two years! I know, I know, let me explain though.

Being celibate wasn’t planned at all. I have been a proud slut since I was fifteen, but three years ago I decided to quit popping pills (Xanax and Valium mostly) and get sober.

A few months after ditching the benzos, I stopped drinking booze. That’s when my sex life started deteriorating.

It’s easier to get laid when you’re high and/or drunk; your guard…

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I was put in there because I came home wasted after partying at some guy’s house with my friends. I fucked two guys at that party but not at the same time. This incident solidified my “crazy slut” reputation at school which I was very happy with and still carry with me to this day.

I’m not crazy or a slut since those are just vapid labels to control liberated people and try to make them feel ashamed for being themselves, but I embrace such idiotic labels and own them so they lose all negativity. I’m such a crazy whore.

Zen Beach, Koh Phangan (Photo by Tracy.3)

Koh Phangan is a beautiful little island in the South of Thailand. With its soft, white sand, crystal clear sea, and vibrant party life, it looks like paradise. After two years of spectacular sunsets, majestic jungles, and full moon parties, I ended up high-tailing it out of there in the middle of a pandemic.

Traveling from Koh Phangan to Bangkok is difficult enough, but traveling with all my belongings, three pissed off cats, and a mysterious virus spreading across the world, created some extra challenges. It was a difficult journey and an even more difficult adjustment. …


Vegan, expat, mother of 3 Thai cats. Currently in Bangkok. I write about my life, animal rights, and travel. Leave a tip here: https://ko-fi.com/tracydot

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