I was in Nana Plaza last night seeing if anything had changed. The answer is, of course, not a lot. You just realise how awful the place looks if you have been absent for a while.
Everybody is moaning about customer levels, which is hardly surprising! What can you expect if you charge 135 Baht a beer in a sh*t hole full of bored girls.
Bangkok’s current gogo dancers that merely shuffle around a pole, and look bored. Mind you, you would too if you had to do the shuffle bit for 6 hours a night.
Soi Eden has a lot going for it. Apart from the variety of nightlife in such a small area, it also benefits from the lack of traffic, meaning you and the ubiquitous elephants can wander around without risking injury or inhaling exhaust fumes.
On the night of my visit, a drunken farang decided it would be a good idea to ride a baby elephant. Happily, he fell off.