Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok is only one station or 10 minutes from where I stay in Soi 11 Nana. Asoke station is adjacent to Terminal 21 one of the many Bangkok shopping malls.
From the corner of Sukhumvit Rd, on the left is Terminal 21 & on the right is the Pullman Hotel. The first street on the right is the famous Soi Cowboy.
Asoke Montri Road
Rajadapisek Road This is the other side of the intersection coming from Rajadapisek Road. The tall building in the centre on the 25th floor is where you can find one of Bangkok’s great sky bars, the Long Table.
Hemingway’s at Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok
Another beloved expat bar and restaurant, Hemingway’s, shut its doors at the end of October 2016. The land was purchased by Japanese developers who plan to build a 27-story hotel on the site that sits directly at BTS Asoke at the top of Sukhumvit Soi 14.
Unlike in the US, the UK and Australia, there are no laws in Thailand to protect historic buildings. If there were, this rare and gorgeous specimen would have been protected. Sadly the owners spent one million USD (THB35 million) renovating the house and opening the restaurant just four years ago.
Good food Wongamat Beach Pattaya, here are four restaurants that are worth visiting. The first one is Rim Talay located at the southern end of Wongamat, this is a great location for a cold beer on a hot day. Fresh prawns come straight out of huge tanks behind the restaurant.
Ice cold Leo at Rim Talay
Without a doubt the beach here is much cleaner than Pattaya.
Surf & Turf Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine
On the beach at Wongamat & part of the Longbeach Hotel this nice restaurant has a huge menu and reasonable prices. For a great room rate just book using THIS LINK.
No air conditioning but thankfully plenty of fans.
Xmas Day 2016
A great spot for lunch with friends.
Tasty clams at Surf & Turf
They have a huge selection on the menu, food prices are good but wine is a little expensive.
You have the choice to sit inside or out.
This rather spectacular restaurant is located in Zire Condominium right on the beach. At 9 pm the huge section of roof & walls slide out and cover the outdoor section of the restaurant.
A unique experience
Apart from the food it is worth going just to see the roof slide into place. 🙂
My pasta dish was fine however I must return to try some other dishes before I pass judgement on the food.
Beach Club at the Pullman Hotel
If there is a better place in Pattaya to watch the sunset I have not found it, apart from the Hilton of course which is exceptional as well.
Tapas at the Beach Club
One of the attractions here is you can swim in the two pools as well as the ocean.
You can also hire these sun lounges.
Sun lounges, what sun lounges? I don’t see any sun lounges. 🙂
For a great room rate at the Pullman hotel just book using THIS LINK.
Good food Wongamat Beach Pattaya
As you can see all these restaurants a very near each other, forget the dotted line just walk along the beach. Thanks for visiting my Good food Wongamat Beach Pattaya photo blog.
Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand are everywhere in the city, many tourists who visit think Walking Street is the only entertainment area, however they couldn’t be more wrong. This post is designed to show you some other areas where you can find some good bars, from back street down & dirty beer bars to up market sky bars.
Soi 7 & Soi 8 run between Beach Rd & 2nd Rd, the photo shows the always busy Lucky Star bar on the Beach Rd corner of Soi 8. Always plenty of action in these two streets, lots of bars, restaurants & hotels.
Location Soi 6 to Soi 8
Jump on a Baht bus at 2nd Rd for a 5 minute trip, cost B10.
These two bars just happen to have been my local drinking holes for the last 15 years. Billabong was the Cherry bar until it was taken over in 2016, I don’t go there much now because of a particularly rude cashier who does not know how to treat regular customers properly. Consequently Atlantic Bar is collecting all my spare cash, the staff are much friendlier as well.
The Atlantic Bar opens at 6 pm until very late and is opposite Central Marina shopping mall.
Billabong 2 formally the Cherry Bar.
On the corner of Soi 3 & 2nd Rd, they have a good band that starts playing at 9 pm.
Soi 6 to the Atlantic Bar & Drinking St.
We are currently focusing on North Pattaya & will check out Walking St & LK Metro later.
There are around 25 bars here & these days in 2017 most of the time they seem fairly quiet. Then again I’m rarely out late at night so things may well kick on around midnight.
One very good idea in place here is that all bars play the same music rather than compete with each other as most other Pattaya bars seem to do.
From Drinking St to Soi 29 & 33 Naklua,
This area is very lively at night.
Soi 33 Naklua is a very good street
Further north through the Dolphin roundabout & 150 meters along is Soi 33. There are a few good beer bars but the big attraction for me are some excellent restaurants, Leckerle on the right is German, Grottino also on the right and Bella Italia opposite.
24 Beer bars Naklua Rd
Wongamat beach-side bars
One bar is lay back & casual, & one is upmarket & classy.
A perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer or two by the beach.
Perhaps you want to go a little more upmarket?
The Beach Club at the Pullman Hotel is arguably the classiest bar in Pattaya. Happy hour is 5 to 7 pm on a good selection of beer cocktails & wine.
For an excellent room rate at the Pullman just book through THIS LINK.
Western style bars on Beach Road
Staring in North Pattaya we have Tavern By the Sea which is part of the Amari Hotel. Happy hour every night from 5 to 7 pm.
Follow the dotted line to find lots of good bars, LK Metro & Soi Buakhao is where the locals go to drink. They tend to leave Walking St to the tourists. LK Metro is the L shape street where i-Rovers is.
LK Metro is jammed packed with bars.
One of the busiest bars areas in Pattaya.
Kåres Party Bar
There is no better happy hour in Pattaya for beer drinkers.
Sportman’s pub Soi 13
On of Pattaya’s most popular pubs, food is excellent. This is one of my favourite places for breakfast & Sunday buffet lunch.
There are hundreds of go go bars, beer bars, strip shows & restaurants. However my main purpose for publishing this Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand photo blog is to show you there are many other interesting places to visit in this vibrant city.
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Farewell from Walking Street.
The Pattaya song
For an excellent budget hotel in north Pattaya just book through THIS LINK for a great rate.
This is not a travel blog just my personal photo collection from the 1970s, check it out if you wish.
Arabella St Longueville
Farewell Melbourne hello Sydney, it was early 1976 after a dramatic final few months living in Melbourne, I resigned from Sanyo Office Machines, moved to Arabella St Longueville in Sydney & started a new job as NSW sales manager with Wilkins Servis washing machines. I rented a beautiful waterfront home with the view you see above & a garage for my red E-Type Jag.
Little did I realise the next 11 years would be the most successful money making decade of my life, along with an almost non stop party regime and included luxury waterfront apartments, Jaguars & Mercedes plus a Bertram fly bridge cruiser parked outside my condo, & last but not least a red Doberman called Baxter.
This was actually 1975
However it features my friends & my beloved Jag in Beechworth Victoria, how about the hair & the bell bottom jeans? 🙂
Looking back the 1970s was probably my most exciting decade.
It didn’t take me long to get tied up with Carol who had a hair dressing salon in Double Bay. She also had a husband & 4 children but these minor complications did not stop us from having a lot of fun over the next 4 years.
There is a very funny story involving Carol on another blog, just follow THIS LINK.
My beautiful mother celebrating my birthday on the 7-7-77
What a great date for my birthday to fall on. When friends see these old photos is it any wonder they suggest I looked like a Miami drug dealer? 🙂
My Dad Arthur & my 2 best friends Wolf Wottke & Ron Walsh.
My two buddies surprised me by flying over from Adelaide without prior warning. That was a fabulous birthday present.
Carol’s birthday November 1978.
Check out the hair colour & the gold chains.
New Years Eve 1978
Apologies for the fuzzy photo, but you get the picture. 🙂
French Champagne of course
From memory we were at the Castle Cove house of my friend Peter H & the booze was really flowing.
Oh Carol, I am but a fool…..
Peter Luciano RIP
Peter & his wife in 1979, he was Carol’s brother and sadly passed away a year or two later.
We hired a houseboat for a weekend cruise on Hawksbury River. Two Peters, yours truly & Rob Symonds.
Talking about boats
This was my Bertram 25 moored right outside my condo at 72 Wrights Rd Drummoyne. I enjoyed six great years here & threw so many parties that I became the most hated person in the building.
St Georges Crescent Drummoyne
Just around the corner from my condo I purchased another waterfront apartment, so now I owned 2 condos & a terrace house in Glebe, I was on a roll. Working now as NSW Sales Manager for Remington Typewriters before moving to the word processing division.
After the Jaguar XJ6 I upgraded to a white Mercedes Sports, life was good.
In my eyes this was one of the prettiest cars ever built.
View from my condo
With my Bertram moored right out front.
Another party at Wrights Rd
This gorgeous redhead called Beryl worked with Carol in the Double Bay salon, she had just had a boob job and I couldn’t help but admire them. 🙂
While we are on the subject of boobs….
You could never accuse Carol of being shy. 🙂
And the winner is Angie
Her name was Angela Savic, she was the girlfriend of my best friend Wolf. Without a doubt she had the best body out of all the girls we knew. Our very own Greek Goddess. 🙂
The five Herd brothers in 1979
Neale, David, Ian, Bryan & Warren, it’s a shame the photo is such poor quality.
Jenny with the red eyes was another nice girl from the late 70s who wandered into my life occasionally. 🙂
Let’s finish the year off properly
Well 1979 turned out to be a very tumultuous year, Remington gave me the flick and I joined the company who had the agency for Qyx the new word processor taking the world by storm. I did a marketing course with Exxon in Philadelphia and topped the class, there were 25 Americans in the course with me the only foreigner. Back to Australia to launch the product nationally but only lasted a few months before having a blowup with the company directors who showed me the door. I was never good at taking instructions from fools. 🙂
To top off the year finally Carol & I parted company after 4 terrific years painting the town, I suspect I may have been going through a mid life crisis. 🙂 🙂
Consequently I took 3 months off, spent lots of time on my boat, travelled to Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand & Bali then opened my very own liquor store in March 1980.
Yippee, cheap booze for me. 🙂
The 1970s were probably the most interesting & dramatic of my life. 1972 saw me return to Sydney after a 2 year stint in Melbourne, only to see me head to Adelaide for two years as State manager for Sanyo, then back to Melbourne for two years with Sanyo before returning to Sydney in 1976.
Made some money, broke some hearts & had a lot of fun.
I was very good at my job, Sales & Marketing in the cut throat business equipment industry was a tough gig, but on reflection & being & brutally honest, my arrogant autocratic management style that worked well in the 60s & 70s was out dated in later decades. Consequently recognising my limitations I went back to what I was good at, which was selling. In the mid 80s I had a successful few years at Canon followed by 7 or 8 very good years as a financial planner with a couple of banks in QLD. In 1998 I took a year off work to travel & never really worked again. 🙂
It’s now 2017 and here is Glenn Frey to tell you exactly how I feel today.
Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably prices at B160, or $4.50 USD.
Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok
To state the obvious when visiting Bangkok Sky Bars it’s always best to arrive before sunset to get the benefit of seeing the city in day light, dusk & night.
Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok
The crowd was building up, mainly Thai locals.
I’m guessing this abandoned has bees sitting here for at least 10 to 15 years.
Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand, everybody who visits the beach side city will regularly hear this as they pass the many bars, shops & massage parlours. “Hello welcome” is probably the most repeated phrase in Thailand. 🙂
There is always something to see on Beach Road Pattaya, I’m so happy to wake up and see the wonderful view every day.
This post highlights the interesting things I see on Beach Road every day.
And here is my view
Is that magnificent or what?
Morning exercise on Beach Road
Most mornings I walk along Beach Road about 8 am, there is always something to photograph.
Above we have the healthy, below the not so healthy.
I have read many super models smoke to control their body weight, clearly in this case it has not worked. 🙂
This centuries most popular female entertainment
A females favourite pastime, when too many selfies is never enough. 🙂
Good to see these guys wearing crash helmets, too bad about the pedestrians on the footpath, let’s not forget “this is Thailand”.
My tyres are fatter than yours
Not too sure what the advantage is have fat tyres on a bicycle, unless you are a fat guy like me. 🙂
Your tyres aren’t fat, these are fat. 🙂
Big super blue boom box, block the footpath, no problem this is Thailand.
Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok is another spectacular venue to add to the many other “must do” places to visit in this great city. Located between Sukhumvit 69 & 71 only
five minutes walk from Phra Khanong BTS station.
Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok
As usual with Bangkok Sky Bars it’s always best to arrive before sunset to get the benefit of seeing the city in day light, dusk & night.
Who is this guy?
He greets you as you arrive at Sky Walk condominium, he could almost be saying “take me to your leader”. 🙂
Here we are at the bar
If you fancy a cocktail Pina Colada, Mojito or Mai Tais are around 200-250 Baht.
OK, back to the wonderful view
The late afternoon traffic is starting to build up.
Open from 6 pm to 1.30 am.
Compared to many of the other Bangkok Sky bars drink and food prices are quiet reasonable starting at B120 for a Singha beer.
The city lights are coming on
In my opinion enjoying a cold beer or a Margarita & watching the city lights come on in Bangkok is the perfect way to spend an evening.
Pra Khanong district
Pra Khanong district is a middle class residential area rather than a commercial district.
Only 12 minutes by Sky Train from Nana.
I usually stay in Soi 11 Nana and it only takes 12 minutes by Sky Train to get to Pra Khanong station. Then take exit 3 and walk 5 minutes along Sukhumvit to the Sky Walk Condo.
As you can see the restaurant is stunning
A small beautifully designed intimate room with chandeliers to add to the opulence.
Well worth a visit
On this occasion I dined elsewhere however I certainly will return to Cielo try out the intimate restaurant.
Siam Discovery Bangkok Shopping Mall has a rather sophisticated concept of presenting it’s fabulous products, compared to most other Bangkok shopping malls is quite fabulous & unique. For instance the above photo is at Dean & Deluca which is a chain of upscale grocery stores.
Dean & Deluca
I never thought I would say it but Bangkok now rivals Tokyo with the highest quality shopping experience in the world. It’s certainly not by accident however as the concept in this store was created with the help of a Japanese design company called Nendo, and the result as you will see is quite remarkable.
No problem, grab one of these mini Segways & make a nuisence of youself on the sidewalk. 🙂 They say you can travel up to 20 km on a single charge. Here’s a tip from the FiveStarVagabond, you will buy a lot cheaper on Lazada. 🙂
Need something to hold onto?
No problem, this is the one for you.
Openned in mid 2016
Quickly gained the reputation of being the best shopping mall in Bangkok.
I’m sure these gadgets are going to cause lots of headaches in the future.
Lots of models to choose from
They are becoming very affordable.
It’s no secret everybody in Thailand loves elephants.
The WOW! factor is everywhere
Full marks to the staff who have put all this together.
There is a surprise around every corner.
The people who put this store together are to be congratulated.
I recently flew on this local airline to Koh Samui, in fact it’s probably the 20th time I have done so since 1998. Follow this link to see one of Thailands best islands.
Siam Discovery Bangkok Shopping Mall caters for everything you could ever want.
So much to see & such little time. 🙂
Everybody knows MBK shopping Mall, Siam Discovery is diagonally opposite.