Looking for Lyn


Dear Hillary,

Love your column, Hillary, but it amazes me that so many farangs end up with empty wallets and broken hearts. I don’t live in Pattaya, but read you on line each week from the UK.


Dear Gerald,

You don’t happen to live next door to a lady called Lyn, do you? Both of you have no idea what Pattaya is like, but both are quite happy to make judgments. The latest figures I can get has the British divorce rate about 50 percent, and the second marriage even worse. Thai statistics are harder to find with the Amphur (read proper) marriages and the village marriages (not recognized by even the Thai authorities). I have always said that mixed marriages never work – that’s men and women. Totally different types of being.