"So long, dear, I'm just off for a week in the sex capital of the world"
Okay, seriously, yes I'm completely aware of that tired characterization of the
world's third most visited city
, after London and New York. I guess the combination of my being single and being Rational Temperament enables me to be fairly easily dismissive of the judgement of others .... basically fuck-um ... if that's the limited depth of their thought process, what do I care what they think?
However, you're married, so the perception matters.
Easy solution, costing maybe 60% more .... take her along. It's an amazing city.
And mark my words .... the next Asian Tiger will not be Indonesia, Malaysia or the Philippines. The next Asian Tiger will be Thailand. Get there before they get rich ... these rock bottom Medical Tourism prices will not hold forever.
Anyway, the hospitals in Thailand have highly trained doctors, (mostly fluent in English,) with spacious, comfortable and nicely decorated waiting rooms, the latest medical equipment, and an over-abundance of staff in their perfectly pressed uniforms with hardly a hair out of place and a professional, courteous, even friendly attitude, (ever-ready smile) ... all prepared to make your visit as smooth, fast, efficient and painless as possible.
They put most American hospitals to shame.
Compare that with Greg Jefferys' description of his experience in Chennai.
Yes, there is still poverty there, with (small numbers of) the expected touts, beggars and occasional corrupt cop ... and yes, if you go looking for them there are plenty of women available too. Just don't go to those areas and you'll be fine.