La Libertine's Salon: Article of Note: A Defense of Sex Tourism in Thailand: "It explodes assumptions about sex tourism, Thai women and Thai sex workers, mostly the female one, through Chanelle's work with Empower."
That's why I felt uncomfortable before getting there, flying long haul to BKK (only once). I have no problem flying long haul through Asian international gateways though. But thanks to my authentic LA outfit, sometimes I get those slipper welding sex tourist kids, or grumpy dirty old man, sitting next to me. Sorry that the ground crew didn't recognize my designer slippers. Though I heard that an American with designer slippers threatened to sue a 5 star restaurant, in Paris?! Terrible, the American.
If you really hate the authentic LA outfits, as one fellow blogger does, don't ever fly into LA from Asia and anywhere in summer.
It's interesting that people's idea about a nation seldom change, me included. If you don't at least look at the current GDP tables you will be surprised.