Yeah, America can have its ironies. But its still much safer here than other places in the world. Accidents and tragedies can and do happen anywhere. In Thailand, why are there so many people trying to rip us tourists off...Tuk Tuk drivers, touts, even the frickin police are corrupt. Now there's some corrupt police here too, just not as many or they are more covert. Now I don't want to start a country comparison discussion since what's my opinion is different from someone elses. Of course, being a foreigner in someone else's country is just, well, foreign. As for bringing my child. Not only because of the high risk traffic conditions, but for the different elements in the water, air, humidity, it'd be too much for a 4 y/o. Plus IF she did get sick I wouldn't trust the hospitals over there. Anyhow, enough of that. Now, as for the FL scene...yes, thats it. Meeting them feels more like meeting regular women. It doesn't feel as strange as talking to them at a bar while they're trying to have you buy drinks, then having to be the BF just feels strange too. I mean, its like paying for a rental car, especially if you take 'em for more than a day. BF for each day. Good thing they don't charge for extra mileage! mg: I really liked the FL scene much better. The bars had hotties too, it was just hard to see some of them past the wall of girls that tries to drag you to sit down. I really disliked that after awhile. Just not my thing.