First of all I would like to start by saying I’m not totally convinced that ‘beer goggles’ are actually a thing.
The truth is that everyone looks 30% more attractive when the lights are off.
So prevalent is prostitution that Google Maps marks out the many bars where sex is sold.
I encounter a Chinese girl emerging to the lobby from an elevator.She pauses to brush her hair and tie it into a pony tail. She has earned 30 BD (€60), she says jovially, seeming happy with the take. A taller woman emerges from the next elevator, issues instructions to the girl who promptly leaves.Being unable to interview the women working here, except for passing conversation, it is difficult to say whether they work here by choice or are entrapped.At the other dimly-lit end of the bar stand older foreign women. A Chinese woman grips my forearm as I approach the bar."I have apartment", she says before negotiating an acceptable price for sex.