Tourists come to Bangkok for many reasons - a sex change operation, a night with two prostitutes dressed as nuns, and a stay in a luxury hotel. This title takes us to the place where a blend of ancient Buddhist practice and sexual mores has created a version of modernity only superficially indebted to the West.
A passionate, affectionate record of adventures and misadventures in the world's hottest metropolis.
Lawrence Osborne is the author of The Accidental Connoisseur and The Naked Tourist. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Financial Times, the New Yorker and is a contributing editor at Men's Vogue. Born in England, he lives in Bangkok. www.lawrenceosborne.net