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When the CIA Ran Covert Operations From Bangkok's Red-Light District


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Interesting article with the history of a – for some – well know street(s) in Bangkok, with a almost family oriented night market in the middle, at least full of families when I was there; don't know if dads had to check "the shops" behind the night market stalls...😉

 

By the way the door "Rose" on the photo in the article, might also be a well known entrance to a second floor bar for some...:whistling:

 

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5 minutes ago, khunPer said:

Interesting article with the history of a – for some – well know street(s) in Bangkok, with a almost family oriented night market in the middle, at least full of families when I was there; don't know if dads had to check "the shops" behind the night market stalls...😉

 

By the way the door "Rose" on the photo in the article, might also be a well known entrance to a second floor bar for some...:whistling:

 

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There was no tourist night market when Poe held court.

 

 

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3 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

A truly great bar, along with The Kangaroo nearby !  If one could make it from the entrance door to the bar with one's pants still around one's trousers, that was a true test of determination 🙂

One didn't usually try too hard! 🙄

I enjoyed The Kangaroo on my first trip to Thailand in 1985 - happy, happy days! 

 

Not been to Patpong for a long time (early nineties) but I thought it had lost most of its nightlife years ago and was simply a tourist market now?

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15 hours ago, rooster59 said:

When the CIA Ran Covert Operations From Bangkok's Red-Light District

Wonder what is was that first attracted them to set up offices there...

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Patpong Museum is well worthwhile. 350 baht, includes a drink in their bar and a personal guide through the museum. Great way to spend an hour. 

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11 hours ago, katana said:

Wonder what is was that first attracted them to set up offices there...

For recruitment 

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87 percent of TV tells people they are undercover agents.  Thais don't understand, but the farangs can spin the web of deception.....lol

 

i met a guy who said he was undercover.....had three backpacks....said one had money and 10 passports.....lol

 

but then seemed to worry about if the noodle soup was 40 or 50 baht.  lol

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