Bangkok Podcast: Kaila Krayewski

2017-10-18T21:48:02+07:00September 12th, 2010|Bangkok Podcast Season 1, Interviews|9 Comments

Bangkok Podcast 18: Kaila Krayewski

With the legendary beauty of Thai women and Bangkok’s shadowy red light districts, Thailand is a well-known destination for men who like to act like they wished they could when they were teenagers, but what about the foreign women that live in the Land of Smiles?

The reality is that there are many farang ladies in Thailand who are smart, successful, and beautiful, but who are totally ignored by the male population. It may sounds like a silly little problem but not having access to a successful relationship can lead to a bigger problem that is common in Thailand and that is loneliness.

We talk with Kaila Krayewski, a writer, blogger and traveler, about her travel experiences in S.E. Asia and her impressions of being a foreign woman in Thailand’s dating scene, and the effect that the relative dearth of options can have on a person’s enjoyment of living here.

Greg and Tony also take a moment to thank the guys who gave Bangkok Podcast it’s look and sound – Marc Griesinger, who created our logo, and Alec Harrison, who composed our theme song.

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  1. Lani September 13, 2010 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Thank you Anthony and Greg for airing an overlooked expat perspective.

    As an American Asian living in Chiang Mai, I can oddly enough understand what Kaila has to say. Although from a slightly different perspective.

    If it makes you feel any better the Caucasian dating pool up north is reduced to mostly retired old men (with whooping cough and bad teeth), so be thankful that you are not up here.

    Secondly I have to mention: Asian men love them some white women! They are just terrified out of their minds to talk to you. And after being in a Latin Am country I kind of find that endearing.

    Looking forward to reading your Blonde Traveler blog and I must say you have inspired me to post an article I wrote (about the men here) but had filed away.

    Here’s to hoping to hear that you and your friends have shrugged off the farang women stereotypes and find love in the Big Stinky Durian.

  2. JamieMilks September 14, 2010 at 3:31 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed hearing it from a girls point of view. Interesting yet insightful.

    I do notice that when I’m in BKK or anywhere in Thailand a lot of the Farang girl’s are a bit in need of attention.

    But 5 years of living here in that situation would make you bitter… now think about the guy’s who’ve never ventured out of they’re own country for 10 – 20 years. Or never heard about Thailand… and what its offering are. Think they are bitter?

    There’s bitterness from the girls here in Thailand and the guy’s are bitter back home.

  3. Tony September 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Personally I think both sexes need to get their self image in check before they come here if they wish to lead a productive and happy life.

    Any guy who comes here thinking he’s going to form some deep meaningful relationship with a Thai girl who has a grade 6 education is fooling himself. You aren’t the “handsum man” that you think you are.

    Any gal who comes here and gets bitter at the lack of attention is also fooling herself. Is your self image based on how much attention you get from the opposite sex? Or is it based on something real within your character?

    Thailand is a lot of fun for the emotionally secure but buying into the attention or lack of attention from the locals is a slippery slope to a bar stool in Nana or the bitter old lady on the plane ride home.

  4. Van Cooler September 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Whoa, what a show! Highlighting a topic that everyone ponders but nobody really talks about…however…

    North American women are particularly spoiled and feel the world owes them.
    Consequently, many North American men are frustrated and confused when it comes to meeting and dating, not to mention serious relationships.
    So it’s no surprise the way some men behave in Thailand. I’m not condoning it–it’s just easy to understand why some guys do what they do.

    Kaila, I wish we’d have met on Koh Chang two years ago. I would’ve rocked your world under the island’s stars.

  5. Jack September 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    The music is really really good…thanks for the info on the persons who created, Just going through the his site and listening to his other music creations

  6. Dani September 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    I cannot share Kailas experience at all! I am living in Bangkok since 2 years and I am getting a lot of attention! The attention is just different compared to my home country , the man here are not so aggressive and direct.

    When I am out in a club in Bangkok with my friends (and not all of them are so gorgeous,gorgeous, gorgeous like Kailas friends, they are just normal women) the Thai and even Farang man flirt and try to talk with us and we never dance alone in a corner.
    Maybe it has something to do with attitude?

    • Tony September 27, 2010 at 12:26 am - Reply

      Interesting, we should have you on the show to offer tips on fending off male attention!

      I agree that attitude plays a huge role in your enjoyment here. Male, female, Thai or farang no one wants to talk to an unpleasant person.

    • Greg September 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      That reminds me of an old beer commercial I saw when I was young: an overdressed woman who is caught up in her own hotness catches the eye of a dude who walks into a bar and uses her body language to try and impress him. He walks over to her… and then past her to the quiet, modest woman sitting behind her. They have a great night dancing and drinking terrible beer.
      Anyway, yeah, attitude counts for a lot. That’s the end of my story.

  7. Thata and Hampi June 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Kaila
    Hope that You remember us, from Sunrise Tawala, Panglao Bohol. You’ve been in our place SUNRISE! Yesterday we met Rene and Irene from Camiguin, ant Rene explained abaout a very aktive Girl named KAILA. Then we found out,: it’s You. You met him somewhere in the wilderness of the Phils. We hope, that You are ok. Thata and me are married since last November.

    Take care

    hampi and Thata

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