Don't go there. BTS is a juggernaut. They crush , flatten and roll through anything in their way. With a fan base of tens of millions, the BTS army is incomparable. Nothing can stop an oversexed frantic asian girl. NOTHING. If you have seen a Godzilla film, then you will understand the power of the Asian teen girl.
There is no reason other than corruption and greed for Phuket to be priced higher than Hua Hin or Krabi or even Udon Thani. If one argues that demand is higher, then surely the economy of scale would say prices should be lower. This is not about being cheap, and is instead about being taken advantage of. It is wonderful that everything goes smoothingly well for you from airport to home/hotel. but the reality is that you are the exception. When I had my apartment in Patong, it was first 500 baht by gray AOT limousine, then 600 then 700 and then a few years ago 1000 baht. One time I was sold private car transport and then bundled onto a passenger van and had to endure the gem shop nonsense. I tried the taxi a few times and they were just as bad. Yes it bothers me that I overpay.
A person can take the airport bus to Hua Hin outside of town bus depot for 325 baht plus 100 baht to hotel shuttle. 425 baht for about 4 hours+ travel. The airport to Pattaya bus is 143 baht. The mobsters sabotaged the provision of bus service at HKT for decades. The solitary bus service offered today is the bare minimum and not appropriate for tourists with luggage. If the AOT and its cohorts wish to overcharge, so be it, but at least let people have an alternative. For example, AOT limos demand 6,000 baht from BKK for a car to Hua Hin. I use a Hua Hin private car service for 3,000 baht. I have a choice and am ok. In Phuket I am denied that choice.
Instead of assuming, stick to the established fact. The image of the child is big tip off. He is of slight build. Not every child experiences puberty at 15. The Hmong people have a higher degree of malnutrition, which is a reflection of their marginalized position in Thailand. It s more likely that this child was selected because he was vulnerable; Of slight build, small for his age and perhaps intellectually slow. Hmong are not known for being hairy people and even when post pubescent, adolescents still have boyish features.
You are very quick to find a way to excuse these potential sex and to offer a distortion of the underlying facts that relate to such cases.