The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

October 22, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

Put iO on your list.

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya can be found at IO Italian Osteria, take the long escalator from gate 2 to the top & the restaurant is on the right hand side towards the other end of the building.

Sit inside or out, your choice.

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya My choice is inside but many people prefer to watch the passing parade.

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya Very interesting decor.

Mushroom Bruschetta

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya This dish was absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to go back and have more. 🙂

Garganelli, a braised lamb ragout

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya Very nice but not as good as the Bruschetta. 🙂

Nice open Kitchen

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya You can sit on the high stools, and I mean really high and watch watch the guys do their thing.

Be careful leaving the restaurant….

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall You may run into this dangerous looking warrior. 🙂

My friend Mark.

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya By shear coincidence my friend Mark Yagalla was dining in the outside area. Like myself he is thrilled with the whole concept of Terminal 21. Living at Naklua means it’s a very short distance for him to travel. 

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya Other branches are n Bangkok & Singapore. TripAdvisor rate the Bangkok branch #65 of 11,114 Restaurants in Bangkok.

Many thanks for visiting my Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya photo blog. To see how this fabulous mall was created from the start just follow THIS LINK.

Also  follow THIS LINK for an overview of the entire magnificent center. 

A-One hotel on Beach Road

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For a great room rate at the A-One hotel opposite the beach just book through THIS LINK.               

 

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Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

October 20, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

A shop with the lot.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya is open 24 hours a day, & this branch is head & shoulders above all the others I have visited both here & Bangkok.

Smoked salmon, bring it on.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 PattayaSlap it on a bagel with cream cheese and sprinkle over some chopped chives.

You gotta love the deli. 🙂

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya I will definitely be buying lots of leg ham here.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya A huge selection of goods as you can clearly see.

A very good selection at a reasonable price.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Best supermarket across the road is going to feel the effect of Foodland.

The bakery

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Cakes, donuts, bread, croissants you name it.

Lets not forget our friendly butcher.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya As I said previously this branch is head & shoulders above all the others I have visited both here & Bangkok.

Not too sure what his job is.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Just entertaining the kids I guess. 🙂

Here is some bad news

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Very bad news, the cost of wine in Thailand is shocking, these 2 litre offerings are $30 AUD. Now in Australia you can buy an equivalent 4 litre cask for $12. That’s $3 a litre as opposed to $15 in Thailand. 

Perhaps I should buy some grapes & make my own wine.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Wait a minute I don’t have a bath tub where I can crush them.

This is a fair question. 🙂

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

I guess I’ll have to grin & bear it at $15 a litre.

Here is the Foodland restaurant.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya I’m a regular customer for breakfast at the branch at Royal Gardens, it’s a steel at 65 Baht or $2.80 AUD.

Open 24 hours a day

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya A huge advantage for me is the adjacent Starbucks, I have tea with my breakfast then move to Starbucks for my coffee. 🙂

Excellent quality & value.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya B65 is so cheap & the eggs are perfect. 🙂

OK, I have got to ly, my plane is waiting.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Thanks for visiting my Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya  photo blog, follow THIS LINK for an overview of the whole magnificent center. To see how this fabulous mall was created from the start just follow THIS LINK.

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That’s all folks

1g Duck

Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

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Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall

October 19, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

There’s a new kid in town.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall opened its doors on October 19 2018. They welcomed a huge crowd which reminded me of the New Years day sales we used to have in Australia, but much noisier. 🙂 

They were waiting in line for several hours before the doors opened hoping to receive some prizes.

Gate 2 & the super long escalator.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall I can’t recall seeing a longer escalator than this one anywhere. Perhaps Kyoto train station & the London underground comes close.

It’s a long way to the top If you wanna rock ‘n’ roll.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall Thank you AC/DC. 🙂

Looks like we have arrived in Tokyo.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall Which just happens to be my favourite city.

Shakariki 432 is part of a large chain of restaurants in Thailand.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall There is another branch in 2nd Road Pattaya.

Is this a dancing ninja?

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall No, just a statue to brighten up our day.

So many restaurants & such little time. 🙂

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall

The choice is staggering at Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall.

Every floor is crowded & it’s only 11.30 am.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall Today is Friday October 19, I’m sure the weekend will be busier.

Time to sit down & watch the passing parade.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall This is one of many fascinating little nooks to take a break from the madness.

A great view of Wongamat from Terminal 21.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall Wongamat beach is much cleaner & quieter than Pattaya & there are some very good restaurants there. Surf & Turf is one of my favourites, find out more on THIS LINK. If you want a nice hotel THIS LINK will get you an excellent discount + you can pay later or use the free cancellation option.

Next stop is Italy

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall The famous leaning tower of Pisa. Here is Rosemary, George Clooney’s fabulous Auntie, singing a great Italian song. 🙂

Let’s take a closer look at the tower.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall

I have visited the leaning tower in Italy a couple of times over the years, it’s only a 9 Euro train ride from Florence, one of my favourite European cities . 

Lets visit Venice

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall Floating down the Grand Canal in Venice is an experience to remember.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall presents Italian osteria.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall The Bangkok branch is rated by TripAdvisor #60 of 11,104 Restaurants in BangkokI must say the food here was very good indeed, especially the mushroom bruschetta. Meanwhile Billy Joel can describe things better than I can. 🙂

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall where you can shop till you drop. 🙂

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping MallSo many great specialty shops here.

Lets not forget London

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall I love this city, I lived there for almost a year way back when I was just a lad. 🙂 Follow THIS LINK to see one of the most famous pubs in London.

Perhaps a trip to the movies.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall There is an credible amount of things to entertain you at Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall.

Mangos are my favourite fruit.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall A fresh mango or a mango smoothie, decisions decisions. 🙂

Baskin-Robbins is a great ice cream.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall This is my 2nd choice after Swensen’s. 🙂

For the sophisticated fashion trend setters.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall In Australia we call them thongs or flip-flops, in New Zealand they call them Jandals. Very popular in Pattaya which is fast becoming the cutting edge fashion center for beach haute couture as you can clearly see on THIS LINK.

Restaurants everywhere……

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall There are almost 90 food outlets here at Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall.

Amporn Seafood Buffet

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall They have a highly rated seafood buffet on 3rd Rd which TripAdvisor  Rank #285 of 1,239 Restaurants in Pattaya.

WOW! Here is a very healthy option.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall What a great display & lots of staff to look after you.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall certainly has a touch of Hollywood about it.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall In fact the whole experience here is quite mind blowing. 🙂

This one is certainly on my list.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall The trouble it is a very long list. 🙂

Long legs & a loud voice.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall The girls on the microphones look fabulous but sadly they tend to shriek far too loudly as soon as somebody gives them a mike. 🙂 🙂 You will also notice the shot is out of focus due to my shaking hand when I’m close to a gorgeous girl.

Surfers Paradise

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall As many people know Surfers Paradise was my home for 25 years, I’m pleased to see this shop open in Pattaya. 

How could I forget Paris?

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall I was there way back in 2005 as shown on THIS LINK.

The perfect way to get around the city.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall I think they stepped right out of the 50s. Check out this great song from Édith Piaf.

Foodland is fabulous.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall This is an amazing supermarket, there is so much to see, check it all out on THIS LINK.

Balloons for the children.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall Foodland made sure the kids each got their own balloon. 🙂

This little Miss reminds me of the Harajuku girls in Tokyo.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall I love her outfit, sorry it’s a little out of focus. 🙂 If you don’t know about the Harajuku girls just follow THIS LINK.

I could go on forever about this wonderful new shopping mall but enough of a good thing is enough.

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall Thanks for visiting my Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall photo blog, time now for me to take off, lets hear it from the greatest singer of all time Frank Sinatra.

To see how this fabulous mall was created from the start just follow THIS LINK.

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1g Duck

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Skechers American Performance Footwear

October 15, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

Most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.

Skechers American Performance Footwear 

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Skechers American Performance Footwear have been my number one choice since April 2015, since then I have purchased nine pairs and totally destroyed 3 of them. The outlet above opened at Central Marina in October 2018.

My first 3 pairs of Skechers.

Skechers Air (5) Within a matter of weeks I purchased another black pair simply because they were on special at a 50% discount, 2000 Baht or $60 AUD.

January 2017 & they now have exciting colours.

Skeckers (7) I love the colours & the different sole gives an improved cushion effect which really suits me.

The softer sole 

Skeckers (3) Not sure if it will last as long as my original models. 🙂

New compared to worn out soles.

Skeckers (2) You can see how different the old are to the new.

Worn out soles

Skechers American Performance Footwear I walk around 1,700 km per year, here is what happens to the soles. 🙂

October 2018

IMG_1430 I guess buying 3 pair may be a little over the top but the price was just too good to resist. 3,750 Baht or $160 AUD, this is normally the price of one pair.

Skechers American Performance Footwear 

IMG_1433 The top row are my new purchases & the bottom row my existing shoes.

And these are my favourite pair.

Skeckers (1) That’s why I was happy to buy another green pair that can stay in the box until these wear out. 🙂

The Central World Bangkok outlet.

Central World (8)There are many shops where you can buy Skechers American Performance Footwear.

My friend Hamish Elton.

Central World (6) Hamish quickly became a fan after trying on the shoes in Bangkok.

Skechers American Performance Footwear 

Skechers Air (3) Thanks for visiting my Skechers American Performance Footwear photo blog. On my recommendation apart from Hamish, my brother Warren & 2 other friends Jeff Pugh & Barrie Comfort have become Skechers fans.

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Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

October 14, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

An excellent restaurant.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya is one of my favourite breakfast spots, very good quality food & service at a reasonable price.

Breakfast including a Latte for B185 or $7.95 AUD.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

Naturally you can choose fried or scrambled eggs or settle for an omelette.

Lots of good choices on the menu here.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya Bon Cafe has quite an extensive menu offering good food at a reasonable price.

Fancy a light snack for lunch?

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya Chicken & chips were delicious.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya is not just a restaurant.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya A large part of their business is selling a range of high quality coffee machines.

The coffee is excellent

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

When you take into consideration the fact a latte is included in the breakfast for B185, the value is exceptional.

From Markland to Bon Cafe.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

The round trip from where I live in Beach Road to Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya is 3.1 kilometers, a perfect distance for my morning walk. 🙂

Thanks for visiting my Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya photo blog, other good breakfast venues include are the Pig & Whistle in Soi 8, Sportsmans pub in Soi 13 & Retox Game On in Soi Honey. However the two I mainly frequent are Starbucks at Central Marina & The Bay on Beach Road.

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Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

October 7, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

Koh Samui Island Paradise

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand on the north coast close to the airport. Much quieter & more peaceful than the madness of Chaweng, my advice is if you are with a lady go to Bohput but if you are with the guys head straight to Chaweng. 🙂

Close to everywhere you want to go.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Many Samui taxis are a rip off however If you want a  a very nice lady driver, her name in Ying and her mobile is 09 1128 3867.     

What a great setting on the beach.

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Coco Tam’s X Peppina rated by TripAdvisor #130 of 451 Restaurants in Bophut.

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand, who needs Chaweng?

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand
This photo of Coco Tam’s X Peppina is courtesy of TripAdvisor. 🙂

Nice looking over Bohput beach 

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand TripAdvisor also rate it for night life #7 of 29 Nightlife in Bophut.

Opposite direction

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Not a soul on the beach in October, obviously low season.

Bar Baguette

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand This was really a good little cafe for lunch, the avocado & bacon baguette was perfect and the staff were really friendly.

Art of Life Oyster & Seafood’s House

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand What a great looking restaurant, TripAdvisor rating is #113 of 451 Restaurants in Bophut.

I really love oysters

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand A great start to any meal however 3 is never enough. 🙂

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand, we are at Art of Life.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Many of my friends know I’m a sucker for a lamb shank.

Of course sometimes it rains in Koh Samui

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Oh well, just order another glass of wine & discuss how you can solve some of the world’s problems.

So you know where to find these great little restaurants.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Thanks for visiting my Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand photo blog. Follow THIS LINK for some good restaurants in Chaweng. Plus check out THE BEACH.

While you are here take a trip around the island.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Just follow THIS LINK for some suggestions.

Can’t resist  a flashback to December 1999 on Chaweng beach.

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand 

Had a short fling with this beautiful Italian girl from Florence. Her name was Barbara Manelli, I called her “The Gypsy”🙂

Credit for some of these photos must go to my great friend Hamish Elton.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Here he is with his lovely girlfriend May at one of the Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand.

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Last Wild Frontier Pattaya Thailand

October 6, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

Pattaya’s last frontier

Last Wild Frontier Pattaya Thailand

Beer Babes LadyBoys Pattaya Soi 6

Last Wild Frontier Pattaya Thailand is the notorious Soi 6 running 400 meters from Beach Road to 2nd Road.

Last Wild Frontier Pattaya Thailand
Last Wild Frontier Pattaya Thailand, it’s all here & only a short walk from my Condo, surprisingly I rarely go there. I find it too noisy & too many LadyBoys are there plying their trade. Sometimes however it is a lot of fun watching the madness with good friends and cold beer.

Pattaya beer music LadyBoys

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I suppose there my be many people who would think this is a girl, but to any one living here it is obviously a man.

Soho bar Soi 6 

Last Wild Frontier Pattaya Thailand

The girls are waiting for a hansum man. 🙂


Beer Babes LadyBoys Pattaya Soi 6

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Reasonably quite during the daylight hours this famous street comes to life after dark.

Soi 6 is not known for top shelf babes

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In fact in my opinion the majority are rather average. However this no way detracts from the fun & the non stop action in Pattaya’s most notorious Soi.

Three Aussies & one Norwegian

Last Wild Frontier Pattaya Thailand

I can’t keep up with these wild lads.

  Soi 6 waiting for a handsome man.

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There will be one along soon. 🙂

Food vendors bringing lunch.

Last Wild Frontier Pattaya Thailand

The street vendors looking to make a buck or two.

Photo shoot

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I can spot at least two LadyBoys here.

Very glamorous

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Dressed to kill. 🙂

Hamish & I watching the parade

Last Wild Frontier Pattaya Thailand

Not many streets in Thailand as interesting as Soi 6.

Pattaya beer music in Soi 6

Beer Babes LadyBoys Pattaya Soi 6

Probably Pattaya’s 2nd most famous Street after Walking St.

Pattaya Pattaya Song with Lyrics Love Pattaya Nightlife Thai Girls

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Bella Italia very good Italian food

September 28, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

A very good value restaurant

Bella Italia very good Italian food

Bella Italia very good Italian food

Bella Italia very good Italian food at a reasonable price. Two locations with the same menu. One in 2nd Road near Soi 6 & the other Naklua Soi 33. There is a wood fired pizza oven on the right as you enter the restaurant.

Enter from 2nd Rd,

Bella Italia very good Italian food A large outdoor dining area keeps the smokers happy I guess.

Much better to dine inside with the air conditioning.

Bella Italia very good Italian food Service here is always very good along with the food.

A perfect entre to share

Bella Italia very good Italian food

Melon & Prosciutto, Bella Bella. 🙂

My Italian friend from Australia Roland Bonici.

Bella Italia very good Italian food Roland is a well known Sydney barrister who loves all types of food, especially Italia. 🙂

Pasta to die for

Bella Italia very good Italian food The pasta is excellent as you would expect.

As was the salmon

Bella Italia very good Italian food Lots of variety at Bella Italia very good Italian food.

How about some Italian sausage?

Bella Italia very good Italian food As you can see this restaurant is a lot more than just pasta & pizza. 🙂

Bella Italia very good Italian food is very popular with the locals.

Bella Italia very good Italian food The main branch in 2nd Rd is usually quite busy.

Oh well, why not finish an ice cream sunday?

Bella Italia very good Italian food Sadly I do have a sweet tooth. 🙂

A nice group of friends

Bella Italia very good Italian food On the right is Sally Hashtag with her husband Wayne, & on the left is Hamish Elton & his girlfriend May.

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Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

September 22, 2018 by David Herd

Lots of action in Soi 3 North Pattaya 

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Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya, this lively Soi has a lot to offer tourists & locals alike. Living in Soi 1 as I do means I’m a regular in Soi 3. At the end is Honey 2 massage, 2nd Road & Central Marina.

Lots of Thai street food.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Lots of these interesting little shops have recently opened in 2018.

Melodies Bar & guesthouse

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Quite popular with a few Aussies who live in my condo building, Markland in Soi 1.

Diagonally opposite is a very good low price restaurant called 3 Zab.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya I regularly eat here on my way home from the Atlantic Bar.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Noodles & chicken or pork at 3 Zab for B60 or $2.50 AUD.

Soi 3 from my balcony at Markland

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya [email protected] is the tall hotel on the left & on the right is MyTT Beach Hotel, a very nice hotel that opened early 2018 & is part of the A-One group of hotels.

Another A-One hotel next door to MyTT.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Sadly the A-One hotels have no regard for their neighbours, they often play music far too loud into the early hours of the morning, plus allow their staff to park 30 or 40 motorbikes on the footpath forcing people to walk on the road. Total arrogance.

Most streets in Pattaya have at least one 7 Eleven. 🙂

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya There are massage parlours next door & opposite.

The biggest of them all is Honey 2.

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One of the many body to body massage palaces in North Pattaya.

A word of caution, 90% of customers are from India. 🙂

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping MallThat’s why I always recommend my friends go to the one opposite the Atlantic bar.

Sabai body massage

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping MallNext door to the Sabai Resort in 2nd Rd & opposite the Atlantic Bar.

Looking from the Atlantic Bar.

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This is the view I get from my seat in the bar where I am a regular.

Opposite Soi 3 & Honey 2 is Central Marina.

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An excellent shopping mall that will suffer a downturn when Terminal 21 opens on October 19th. Thanks for visiting my Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya photo blog.

Karaoke Bar

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Always lots of babes inviting you in for a drink, however for me karaoke is similar to water torture. 🙂

Soi 3 beer bars

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya This is 2010, big Steve Reade from Surfers Paradise with a cute 18 yo babe celebrating her birthday. Of the left in the silly outfit is Pothole Bin Ladin aka John Martin.

Flashback to 2010

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Here I am out of control at Jasmine’s bar, This is 2010 & the bars were jumping. Now in late 2018 many have closed down.

A happy farewell from the motorbike taxi boys.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya A great way to get around Pattaya for 50 or 60 Baht, only problem is they are not always sober. 🙂

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Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant

September 20, 2018 by David Herd

Very good restaurant in a great location.

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant has been a favourite of mine for around 30 years from back when it was known as the Paragon. A fabulous on the Broadwater looking towards Southport.

I usually sit inside with the air conditioning. 🙂

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant However if I’m dining with a noisy mob outside is better. 🙂

Lunch with friends

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant Ross & Mariana Kennedy are legends in their own lunchtime. They now live 5 minutes away at Paradise Waters.

A couple of drinks at the bar first is a good idea.

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant Perhaps a New Zealand Cloudy Bay  Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough.

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant,  inside is a little more formal.

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant Ok, I guess it’s time to show you some food. 🙂

Seafood Chowder

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant Absolutely delicious.

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant Curried Prawns

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant This is an entre size however a main course size is available if you are hungry. I’m a creature of habit & usually have the above 2 dishes after my oysters natural. 🙂

Manager Robert Rank.

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant Robert has been there more years than I can remember. 🙂

Southport high-rise buildings

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant Directly opposite Omeros Bros.

Flashback to 1992 with one of my favourite photos.

Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant On the left is Henry Geller from California sitting beside Kelly Davis who was my girlfriend at the time. My old mate Harley Bradstreet is on the right sitting beside Tony Seures from Minas Gerais in Brazil. Tony’s Brazilian girlfriend has her arm around the neck of my late great friend Andre Buzek, RIP old buddy. 

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Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant Ross the boss Kennedy & his lovely wife Mariana & myself say farewell from my Omeros Bros Gold Coast Seafood Restaurant photo blog.

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