Behind the Smile, the story of Lek, a bargirl in Pattaya

The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya
'Daddy's Hobby'

Background to
Behind The Smile

~ the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya, Thailand ~

Background to Behind The Smile

This section contains some background to Behind The Smile and Thailand in general. Many readers like to know more than most books tell, so I have put these articles here for those who know nothing about Thailand.

There are articles on foreigners, bars, women, Pattaya, Thailand and Buddhism. If there is any subject you would like me to write on to provide more background to Behind The Smile, just let me know.

by Owen Jones

self-publishing behind the smile

  1. Lek - Background
    The purpose of this section of the website is to enhance the experience of reading the story of Lek a bar girl in Pattaya by giving additional background
  2. Pattaya-Thailand
    This section is for the readers of these books who have never visited Pattaya in Thailand. It gives background to the books and the country
  3. Society in Thailand
    Many people who go to Pattaya, do not get to know much about society in Thailand, so this is the remedy - articles on social life for Thais and expats
  4. Buddhism in Thailand
    The predominant religion in Thailand by far is Theravada Buddhism - 95%+ of the population are Buddhists. In fact, every village has its own Wat or Buddhist temple
  5. Visas in Thailand
    Visas are the bane of the expat's life in every country, though there are far worse places than Thailand in this respect. Many expats go to Laos or Cambodia to fulfill their temporary visa needs
  6. Miscellaneous Views
    This section of the web site contains miscellaneous views that I have on Thailand. I have lived in Thailand for more than ten years. If you want to know more, please get in touch

by +Owen Jones



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BTS2: An Exciting Future

BTS3: Maya - Illusion
BTS4: The Lady in the Tree

BTS5: Stepping Stones

BTS6 - The Dream