Just got back from a trip to Thailand & visited Pattaya. I had heard that this was the town that our GI's visited for some R & R during the Vietnam War. It was quite the "Girly Bar" town - not blocks, but miles of them. From what I heard, it has grown since the 60's & 70's - & is now destination for yucky old western men to pick up young Thai women. Interesting culture that will lock you up & throw away the key if found w/some substances, but really has no problem with this particular industry. As a female, I was appalled, but my boyfriend had a different perspective - Mars/Venus!!! Any memories from anyone who has been there??? By the way, I love Thailand this was my 3rd trip. Continue to explore different areas each time.