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                                 Tilac Bar Dancers                                                                 Chris Coles

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The girls at Tilac Bar are often mothers of one or two young children left back in dusty farming villages with grandparents.  They finished school at the end of sixth grade, had their babies before they turned twenty and came to Bangkok after their husbands died or left, looking for a way out, trying to be stylish, hoping for the best and sending 2000 Baht a month back home.  

Sometimes they get lucky and end up in California, Germany, England or Australia.  Sometimes they donít and disappear off the face of the earth.