aussie wrote:decided to sell his condo and return to Australia with only brief visits to Pattaya in the future.
I'm sorry he feels that way. As for me, the longer I live here the better it gets.
The beach has been off my priority list for a long time - ever since the droves of boys stopped going, along with the water pollution. Fortunately for me, I have a car. There are other beaches without these nonsensical regulations and the water is crystal clear. They may not be gay beaches, but without the boys going, it doesn't make much difference to me whether the beach is gay or not.
There is a lot more to Pattaya than just bars and the beach. I feel extremely fortunate that I'm living right where my first choice as a holiday destination would be.