Les Abbey has been a regular contributor of short stories to the Pattaya Trader magazine for last few years. These 29 stories in the second volume of Sea Shanties date from late 2010 through to the beginning of 2013. All the stories are set on, or at least start from, a road full of bars which looks very similar to the Soi Cowboy nightlife district in Bangkok.
These short stories by Bangkok writer Les Abbey were published in the Pattaya Trader magazine in 2010. They refer to an earlier long gone time. The period was between the end of the war in Vietnam in 1975 and the arrival of cheap airfares to Bangkok in the late 1980s. Most are set in Soi Cowboy, a bar and nightlife area, then inhabited by oil workers and bar girls.