Savvides research is based on two weeks as a volunteer for Soi Cats and Dogs in 2008, and three subsequent visits to Thailand.
Egos here are fragile.
He finally made it to Bangkok with no problems after all.
For decades, armies of ethnic Lao farm girls have come to Bangkok and soon realized the sex trade was the best of a very limited list of options.
Some of those companies do have either representatives at major airports at the destination or work together with a local company, but some just leave you alone.
If everything goes well, the officers will stamp your papers and may ask a question or two.