January 10, 2014
In Thailand there are three socially recognized genders.. male, female and ladyboy. I have been to multiple restaurants/bars where there are three labeled bathrooms. All three genders are equally integrated in society and coexist with harmony. Wanting to understand this concept a little more before I leave, our group decided to attend a nightly Ladyboy Cabaret show held down the street in Koh Tao. The ladies lip sung popular songs whiled dancing around in elaborate clothing as the crowd roared, cheering them along. It was a fun experience as experiences are exactly what I am chasing. The ladies were great.. or as they prefer, “fabulous”.