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.

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

September 21, 2016 by David Herd | 0 comments

Pattaya Beach 1980

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay, lets start with the old clunkers, funnily enough some of these boats from 1980 are still being used today.

Here is a perfect example in 2016

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay I guarantee this classic has been working in the bay for 60  or more years. I would definitely recommend a life jacket. 🙂

Protection from the burning sun?

Many wonderful boats Pattaya BayNo way José , just sit there & fry.

At least the captain has shade in this one.

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay Forget the passengers the captain is ok. 🙂

This old bucket has just had a paint job.

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay Looks pretty good with the new paint job.

One extreme to another

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay Here is one of the hundreds of speed boats that take tourists, mainly Chinese, to Koh Larn & Para-sailing. This one is grossly overpowered with almost 700 HP to push it along.

Even all that power doesn’t always do the job.

These Thai drivers are not very skillful I’m afraid.

Every morning in Pattaya

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay The boast start gathering from 6.30 every morning.

Here come the Chinese tourists

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay Every day thousands flock to Pattaya to board the boats.


And now for something different

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay A nice catamaran pulls into the beach.

 Koh Larn ferry

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay The 40 minute ferry ride to Koh Larn will set you back B30, or 86 U.S. cents.

Needs a little work

 photo Boatrepairs.jpg One owner, & open to all reasonable offers.

Here is one being done up

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay Still a little work to be done but starting to look good.

There are some luxury boats here as well.

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay Just wander around some of the marinas along the coast and you will finds some very nice boats. However please don’t expect the “French Riviera”. 🙂

Ocean Marina yacht club

 photo Ocean20Marina203.jpg I could happily live aboard this baby. 🙂 If you would like to enjoy a little luxury for around $50 usd per night just book through THIS LINK.

Yacht club

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay Not too bad at all. 🙂

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Relocate Sydney Gold Coast 1987

September 13, 2016 by David Herd | 0 comments

The big move to QLD post is my personal photo history, not part of my travel blog.

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Relocate Sydney Gold Coast in 1987 after breaking up with my fiance & losing my job. I didn’t want to live in Newport on the peninsular being single again so my option was to move to the lower north shore or pull up stakes and move interstate. Karen Smith (above) & I after living together at my home in Herbert Avenue for 3 years came to the realisation marriage was a bridge too far.

Surfers Paradise awaits

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast The decision to move was easy as I had been visiting the Gold Coast 2 or 3 times a year for quite a while. I had quite a few friends living there so the move was not the slightest bit traumatic. Above is Grahame Edwards aka “Crazy” a friend of over 30 years who recently sold his share of a travel insurance company for one million dollars, quite a large amount in the 80s.

My little red Moke

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast This is January 1987 at the Watsons Bay hotel, shortly before I left for QLD, & yes I took the Moke with me. 🙂

Paul Slaughter and Tony Murphy

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Here I am with two great friends at Newport shortly before moving to QLD. Paul still lives in Sydney & Tony is on the Gold Coast, in fact I stayed with him & his lovely wife Nikki recently in August 2016 when I was on the Coast for 10 days.

My beautiful German Shepherd Madison

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For the first 3 months in QLD I rented Peter Lewis’s house in Witt Avenue Cararra, here is Di Parkinson my ex girlfriend (in the white cap) & a friend of hers cooling off in the pool.

Jim Cox & Larry Wilson

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Jim was ex Adelaide now living on the Gold Coast and Larry was and still is I believe a local Solicitor.

Cararra January 1987

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast A young Steve Bristow and Jacquie from Melbourne, Jacquie was working on the door at the Avenue & stayed at my house for a month or two.

After 3 months I bought a house.

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast 36 Claymore Crescent Sorrento became my home for the next 3 years.

Next came the boat. 🙂

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Naturally if you live on the waterfront you need a little boat to cruise around in. 🙂

 If you have a boat you need a jetty.

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast I built one big enough to have a party on, even before it’s finished. 🙂

The Finished product.

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Check out the size of this magnificent jetty.

Jetty! What jetty, I don’t see a jetty.

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast When the storms came the jetty disappeared.

What time can I start having fun?

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast

I forget their names, no wait a minute, that’s Tova on the right,  I think they were from Yugoslavia.

 Relaxing on the Broadwater

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast The Gold Coast is a lot more fun with a boat. 🙂

Of course 36 Claymore Crescent soon turned into party central

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Here is my Yugoslav friend Marco who used to be in all sorts of scams designed to relieve you of a dollar or two. Other than that he was a very friendly guy.

Absolutely beautiful

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Sadly a short time after this photo was taken this gorgeous creature passed away in a Road accident. At that time she was going out with the guy who ran Pips in Sydney, his name was Ron Kennedy I think.

Drinks on the jetty

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast I said I had built it big enough to have a party on it, well here is proof.

 Megumi & Harley Bradstreet

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Megumi was a lovely Japanese girl who worked for Tony Hickey lawyers, she rented a room in my home for quite some time. Harley, one of my oldest friends, used to love dressing up in his military outfits.

Talk about dressing up

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Here we are a party at my old friend Bob Martin’s home in Cararra. That’s me in the centre. 🙂

Naturally Bob had a camel in attendance

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Plus he sand several ton of sand delivered to emulate the dunes, which certainly helped Harley with his “desert rat routine.” 🙂

Captured by Harley the Desert Rat

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There is no escape from these special forces assassins.

 Allison Schroder, a real wild child. 🙂

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18 years old & as wild as they come.

Allison was a lot of fun

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What was she doing with a 44 year old guy you may well ask. Simple, I promised her the world and bought her an atlas. 🙂

 Please excuse the photo quality

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast With Allison and Winnie on the hill above Byron Bay.

Jim Stanbury & Suzie in Adelaide

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast

I flew down to Adelaide in 87 for the Formula 1 and caught up with my old friend Jim Stanbury who worked for me in Melbourne in 1970. When I flew back to Brisbane Allison picked me up at the airport & we checked into a hotel for 2 nights and saw Billy Joel in concert at Boondal.

Then disaster struck in the form of Tanya Rigley

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Things were going on so smoothly throughout 1987 & 88 until I got tired up with this rather crazy lady. I don’t want to spend too much time on detail except to say we had an extremely volatile year together.

A DC3 in a Box Hill backyard.

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast Hard to believe but true. Melbourne car dealer Dion Ormond liked lots of toys, his girlfriend was an air hostess & used to fly on this exact plane, so what did he do? Naturally he purchased it and put it in his backyard. 🙂

Here is the man himself

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From memory he also won around $300k in the lottery which bought a lot of toys in the 80s.

Adelaide 1989

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast After visiting Dion & other friends in Melbourne we drove to Adelaide and caught up with Grahame & Flo Farquhar. It was may years before I would see them again. Around 1998 in fact & again in 2014 when I drove from Adelaide to Melbourne via The Great Ocean Road.

The Great Ocean Road in 1989

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast London bridge is intact but  in 1990, part of the bridge collapsed into the ocean, leaving a chunk of land isolated. Funnily enough there were two tourists sightseeing at the time and they were cut off from the mainland and had to wait a number of hours before they could be rescued by helicopter.

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Tanya Rigley, Richard Blair aka Stingy & Warwick Robinson.

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast This was the first stop in my road trip to Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide. Lunch at Oatlands golf club. Stingy, Wokka & myself looking decidedly thinner.

The Robinsons 1988

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast

Hard to believe it is 29 years ago.

The Pines at Santuary Cove

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast I took a corporate membership when Sanctuary Cove opened, here are playing partners Tony Scanlan & Michael Fusco.

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast

Dinner at Sanctuary Cove Golf Club

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast A very poor quality but too many memories not to include. 🙂 My date for the night was lovely Wendy Winspear, I just can’t remember the name of the German couple.

I can’t remember these girls names either.

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast They were two American air stewardesses from Hawaii, naturally I took them boating.

David Robertson

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast

Ex Melbourne lad living in luxury on the Gold Coast, it does help being the heir to the Macrobertson Chocolate fortune. 🙂

Some of the usual suspects

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Wendy Winspear on the left, Barry Kemp centre & Warwick Robinson, Paul Slaughter & Richard Blair.

Let’s finish with these 2 gorgeous babes

Relocate Sydney Gold Coast  Winnie and Allison one of my favourite “daily double” photographs. Thanks for visiting my Relocate Sydney Gold Coast online photo collection, certainly as you can see 87 to 89 was a super time for me, looking back on these times & people remind me how lucky I have been to live this fabulous life.

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Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace

September 8, 2016 by David Herd | 0 comments

Turn the clock back to 1997

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace is an iconic South East Asian red light district. My first visit was 1997 which was the start of a long and happy connection, not necessarily because of the Thai girls who are there basically to relieve you of your hard earned cash, more because of the great times I have enjoyed with friends from all over the world. This photo blog showcases them and many of the gorgeous babes we got tangled up with over these two great decades of decadence. 🙂

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace

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In the middle photo is Doug Ritchies from Adelaide, he was responsible for introducing me to Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace in 1997. For the last 25 years or more he has lived near Kingscliff just south of the QLD border. I have some great memories from Adelaide in the 70s when Doug & I were on the rampage. 🙂

Sadly four friends featured throughout this photo blog are no longer with us, RIP.

August 1999

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace I’ll throw in some old shots & videos of the plaza however this photo blog is more about the terrific people who will forever be in my memories.

More from 1999

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The thing I notice most comparing the 90s to 2016 is the LadyBoy population in Nana Plaza has increased buy a huge amount, which really does not suit me at all.

Lovely Jane

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace August 1999 & yes I was another punter finding a gorgeous young girl who was happy to accompany me to Pattaya & Koh Samui.

Soi 4 Nana

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace Those great years in the 90s saw elephants wandering down Soi 4 looking for bananas. Here is my good friend Paul McNeil from San Diego contributing to their appetite.

More from the 90s

 photo Nana plaza 3.jpg There has never been a shortage of pretty faces in Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace.

Let’s jump to 2016

 photo Nana Plaza suckers 2.jpg For me this is the quintessential shot of Nana Plaza because I can assure you I have met some suckers there over the last 20 years. I’m talking about those delusional types who actually believe the girls who call them “handsome man” & tell them how much they love them. 🙂

Now believe me I’m not knocking the ladies who are there to make a living, I just find it strange so many Farangs can be sucked in by their stories. All these girls either have a Thai boyfriend or husband in the background who gladly accept a fair % of the girls earnings.

December 2014

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December 2014 On the right is my friend Roland, a barrister from Sydney, beside him is Matt originally from Adelaide, now running a factory for SMR Automotive in Rayong producing accessories for the motor industry. Here is a funny story, Matt actually receives a hardship allowance from his employer for living in Pattaya, priceless. 🙂 Bow is Matt’s live in girlfriend, a wild child who is a lot of fun after a few drinks.

Straps on the 1st floor.

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I’ll let your imagination run wild about what goes on inside. According to “Stickboy” this LadyBoy bar had to close for a couple of days in March 2016 for some minor infringements.


Jane February 2003.

 photo Jane old friend.jpg You may remember my friend Jane who I took to Samui in 1999, here she is back at Nana in 2003 after a stint working in Switzerland.

2001 at the Voodoo bar

 photo DH at Nana Plaza.jpg This is where I met Phung who very quickly became my favourite Nana Plaza girl for the next 6 or 7 years. I preferred to call her Cleopatra which I think suited her better. 🙂

Here she is in

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The last I heard of Cleo she was living with a punter in Switzerland. I really thank her for the great times we spent together.

The usual suspects

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace From the left is Greg Clee who for some strange likes to call himself Jack Dawson, John aka Secrets, originally from Adelaide who has been living in Thailand for about 15 years & Sean Fenton from North Queensland. Greg lives in Pattaya and until recently owned “Heaven Above” in Soi Diamond off Walking St. John lives in Soi 4 Nana and is a regular at the Plaza. Sean married a Thai girl from Kanchanaburi and has produced 2 or 3 kids with her.

Oh! I forgot to mention John aka “Secrets” has a habit of placing people on his black list, I have recently been put back on after a couple of years of being in favour, Greg is a long time resident on the list & I think Sean is on shakey ground.

John aka Secrets

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace There is the man himself sitting in his favourite spot.

The entrance now

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace The next photo will show the original entrance.

The original

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Back when Nana Plaza was a shopping centre. Photo credit BeenToBangkok.

Here is the action at the Nana Plaza entrance

This is Beer

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace This photo was from around 2000, however Beer (a great girl) has been well know in the Plaza for quite a few years.

John Martin aka Pothole & Apple 2003

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 John David Martin aka Pothole Bin Ladin, the Mouse of Markland. He took “Apple Pie” to Australia a couple of times before discovering he was simply one of 5 different punters from around the world she was collecting money from. A few years later she married one of the guys, a retired English police officer, produced a child then accompanied him to Buckingham Palace when he was awarded an MBE. Not bad for a bar girl from Nana Plaza.

Pothole in 2014

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He lives in the same building as I do in Pattaya and actually has this photo as the wallpaper on his phone. He really should be managing one of the Nana Plaza LadyBoy bars. 🙂

Nothing stays the same

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace Not so long ago Suckers was Lollipop and Bangkok Bunnies was Spellbound.

Before it was big Lollipop

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace It was small Lollipop, plus of course Spankys is no more. Trying to keep abreast of the changing names at Nana Plaza will just give you a headache.

They used to let motorbikes park inside

 photo IMG_8903.jpg Thankfully this is no longer allowed which makes us all feel a lot more secure in this crazy world in 2016.

My fabulous family in January 2011 (my favourite Nana Plaza photo)

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace What a great holiday we all had, starting at Nana Plaza in Bangkok then heading down the road to “Sin City” Pattaya. The little guy at the back with the glasses is my brother Warren, the 3 at the front are his beautiful daughters (my nieces) Laura & Elyssa & son Michael. The dark good looking German lad is Bjorn Luders, Michaels partner who sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer early in 2016. RIP Bjorn, we miss you buddy.

On that same 2011 trip

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace On the left is my friend Bill Austin from Trowbridge in Wiltshire & the far right one of my oldest friends Tony Murphy from the Gold Coast. Next to Tony is Don Wenham who like Bjorn sadly lost his long battle with cancer this year also.

This was at the Pretty Lady bar

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace

Of course this is another bar that has long since disappeared. However you have to admit she sure was pretty. 🙂

Pretty Lady Bar

 photo IMG_2307.jpg Was one of the bars located where Suckers & Bangkok Bunnies are now.

2009 at the Pretty Lady Bar

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace One of my best friends Phil Thomson from the Gold Coast bought his 21 yo son Michael to Thailand in 2009 to gain some experience with the fairer sex. Michael took to the task like a duck takes to water. 🙂

Landmark Hotel

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace

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As we have said already, nothing stays the same

 photo Nana Plaza 10_1.jpg It used to be Spellbound, now Bangkok Bunnies.

Bangkok Bunnies

 photo Nana Plaza 2_2.jpg The more things change the more they stay the same. It is a never ending cycle at Nana Plaza, one business goes bust and another steps in. Bangkok Bunnies is one of the largest clubs in the complex. The photo was taken February 20 2016 as was the following YouTube video.

With friends at the Plaza in 2008

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace Good friends Nick & Sharon from the Gold Coast in Australia, and ex Sydney policeman Rod Perrin from the NSW central coast, he used to live in Pattaya. Sadly a couple of years after this photo was taken Rod passed away, RIP old buddy.

Here is a quick video from 2008.

December 2015

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace My friend Hamish Elton & I kick off the night at Big Dogs in Nana Plaza.

2004 at Nana Plaza

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace Two Aussies from Sydney, Mr Stingy & Kenny cockroach with their new found brides in 2004. A couple of years later Stingy took two freelancers from the Nana Hotel car-park back to his room at the Dynasty Hotel for some fun & games. He awoke many hours later after being drugged to find the room safe had been cleaned out including his precious gold chains.

March 1999, gorgeous girl from one of the Rainbow bars.

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace If my memory serves me correctly she was from from one of the Rainbow bars. Below are more from around 2001.

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2008, we lose anther friend.

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace On the left is Greg Clee from Pattaya & Ron Collier from Byron Bay in Australia. Sadly 3 years later Ron passed away.

Rainbow 4 November 2007

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace We travelled in a large group from Australia because Etihad airlines were offering 2 seats for the price of one to promote their airline. On the left is Simon Markby & the guy in the middle is Robbie Sheriff. 

Braces can look rather sexy

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palacex On the right is my friend “Ice” I was seeing her regularly over the next 2 or 3 years. I would love to know where she is now.

Simon Markby RIP

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Simon passed away on the Gold Coast on July 9th 2012. He is the 4th friend of mine in this photo blog who is not with us anymore, it is certainly a reminder to enjoy life as much as you can while you can.

At Rainbow 4 with Ice November 2011.

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace She was such a nice girl, as I said before I would love to know where she is now.

That’s all for now

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace Here I am in 2015 with my crazy friend Pothole, (one of the most unique personalities I have ever come across) I hope you enjoyed my 20 years of memories from Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace.

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Brisbane City River South Bank

August 29, 2016 by David Herd | 0 comments

Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane City River South Bank Brisbane City River South Bank was a pleasant surprise for me, it had been many years since I last visited and the changes were many. Way back in the 90s when I worked for Metway Bank and the NRMA I would travel there regularly for the endless tedious meetings banks & insurance companies were famous for. This trip was purely for pleasure after spending 10 days on the Gold Coast.

Uniting Church Albert St

Brisbane City River South Bank Across the road from City Hall stands this delightful old church which was originally built in 1888.

From the old to the new

Brisbane City River South Bank Infinity tower is the magnificent tall building (81 floors) on the left and the monster on the far right is 1 William Street which will house only government departments. The photo was taken from the William Jolly Bridge.

The William Jolly Bridge

Brisbane City River South Bank The art deco design bride was built during the depression and opened in March 1932.

 Sunday Suitcase sale August 21st 2016

Brisbane City River South Bank The majority seemed to be backpackers selling their old clothes.

Treasury Casino

Brisbane City River South Bank  Treasury Casino was formerly the Lands Administration Building until it became a casino in 1995.

Many cranes on the skyline

Brisbane City River South Bank There is no doubt Brisbane is in the middle of a building boom, just count the cranes on this small part of the city.

CityHopper is free

Brisbane City River South Bank

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Simply hop on and hop off and enjoy all the Brisbane River and city sights.

City Cat

Brisbane City River South Bank Another great way to see Brisbane’s city and suburbs. Check out THIS LINK for my photo blog.

A sunny Sunday afternoon at South Bank.

Brisbane City River South Bank Lots of people cross the river to visit South Bank with its many attractions.

South Bank tranquil garden

Brisbane City River South Bank The garden has a genuine rain forest feel.

A beautiful pagoda.

Brisbane City River South Bank This Nepalese Pagoda was originally brought to Brisbane for Expo 88, in fact I actually remember seeing it back then. Incredibly this is one of only three Nepalese peace pagodas in the world to be located outside of Nepal.

As you can see from my Brisbane City River South Bank photo blog there is so much to see in this great city.

The Wheel of Brisbane

Brisbane City River South Bank Nowhere near as large as London or Tokyo but it certainly looks very nice at night. 🙂

 Approaching Equilibrium

Brisbane City River South Bank This sculpture in front of the Queensland Art Gallery is named “Approaching Equilibrium”, I guess people with more understanding of art than I possess will appreciate it. In my opinion a better name would be “Big Black Mosquito”. 🙂

The heart of Brisbane

 photo IMG_4353.jpg The Queen Street Mall is certainly the heart of Brisbane, no traffic, lots of shops & restaurants.

Relax in the Mall

Brisbane City River South Bank A great “people watching” place where you can enjoy dinner & a glass of wine.

Lots of colour, lots of shops

 photo IMG_4447.jpg Day or night the mall is a hive of activity.

Eagle Street pier

Brisbane City River South Bank Eagle Street is Brisbane’s business hub, jump on a City Cat and cruise along the river past many of the cities landmarks.

Huge towers beside Eagle Street wharf.

Brisbane City River South Bank Lots of offices and lots of good bars & restaurants to capture the workers for lunch and dinner.

Cruise past the wheel on a City Cat.

Brisbane City River South Bank Cruise past the wheel on your way to lunch at The Regatta Hotel, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

The Regatta Hotel

Brisbane City River South Bank

The perfect spot for lunch or dinner, great steaks and good service. Check out my photo blog here.

Regatta Hotel

Brisbane City River South Bank Thanks for visiting my Brisbane City River South Bank photo blog, this city has improved out of sight in the last 20 years.

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Good Value Brisbane City Hotels

August 28, 2016 by David Herd | 0 comments

Abby On Roma

Good Value Brisbane City Hotels Good Value Brisbane City Hotels starting with Abby On Roma which is directly opposite Roma St railway station. The coffee shop you see on the ground floor does an excellent breakfast. Use THIS LINK for an excellent room rate.

The header on this post shows two of the hotels I will mention later, The Park Regis and Meriton serviced apartments. For excellent room rates just book through the highlighted links.

 Ibis Styles

Good Value Brisbane City Hotels Located at 40 Elizabeth Street in the heart of the city. Nice rooms and friendly staff, good shopping arcade next door where you will fine Coles supermarket & Target. Book through THIS LINK for a very good room rate.

Park Regis North Quay

Good Value Brisbane City Hotels Very nice rooms with an incredible view. About an 8 minute walk to Queen St Mall. My only complaint was the very poor internet service, they give you a miserly 250 meg per day. Book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate.

View from Park Regis one of the Good Value Brisbane City Hotels

Good Value Brisbane City Hotels One of the best river & city views from my room on the 7th floor.

Park Regis pool & Infinity Tower incorporating  Meriton hotel & serviced apartments.

Good Value Brisbane City Hotels

As you can see the Meriton Infinity tower is a spectacular building.

Riverside Hotel Southbank

Good Value Brisbane City Hotels Just across the road from South Bank and the convention centre. Book through THIS LINK for a discounted rate.

Meriton hotel & serviced apartments aka Infinity Tower

Good Value Brisbane City Hotels

A huge 81 floors with 549 apartments with stunning views of Brisbane and beyond. For a great discounted room rate at the Meriton hotel there just use THIS LINK to book.

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Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations

August 27, 2016 by David Herd | 0 comments

Harajuku Gyoza

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations I visited in August 2016 included Harajuku Gyoza at 141 Queen St. The service was good and the Gyoza excellent. There are two other branches, one in South Bank the other in Fortitude Valley.

Busy chef at work

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations The Gyoza was as good as I have experienced in Japan.

Little Singapore is adjacent to Harajuku Gyoza

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations

TripAdvisor rating is 502 out of 3,180 Brisbane restaurants.

Vapiano 191 Albert St Queen Street Mall

Brisbane city Restaurants Also opposite Harajuku Gyoza and I could not believe the queue waiting for a table. I didn’t eat there myself but if the queue is any indication the food must be good. 🙂

Comuna Cantina

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations Mexican restaurant in the same complex as the above at 175 Albert St.

Comuna

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations Latin, Mexican & South American dishes , dine in or takeaway.

Chez Nous opposite Roma St station

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations Very busy for breakfast, good coffee and quick service. For an excellent room rate at Abby o Roma just book through THIS LINK.

Pony Dining Eagle Street Pier

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations

Great location and some good reviews, however I thought the food was over rated & expensive.

Pony Dining

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations Ambience & service was fine but I’m guessing I ordered the wrong dishes.

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I’m positive I won’t return, there are too many other choices in the area that I need to try.

 Lots of choices at Riverside

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations As you can see there are many restaurant choices on Brisbane Riverside, follow THIS LINK for more suggestions.

 Jimmy’s on the Mall

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations One of Brisbane’s most popular restaurant bars & probably the best “people watching” spot in the city.

 Lots of choices in Queen St Mall

 photo IMG_4448.jpg Sidewalk cafes & restaurants offering all types of food are everywhere on Queen St Mall.

 Pig & Whistle

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations There are six of these popular drinking spots in Brisbane. Based on a British Pub with live sports screens, follow THIS LINK for the locations.

Finally make sure you visit the Regatta Hotel

Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations The Boathouse at the Regatta is an excellent restaurant with very good aged beef & an interesting wine list.

Thanks for visiting my Brisbane city Restaurant recommendations photo blog, before you leave please check out my City Cat blog.

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Brisbane City Cat River Cruise

August 26, 2016 by David Herd | 0 comments

South Bank Wharf

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise

 Brisbane City Cat River Cruise started for me at the South Bank Wharf and took me on a 45 minute cruise almost to the Gateway Bridge and back. This post will highlight many of the wonderful Brisbane buildings along the river.

 Treasury Casino

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise Overlooking the river is the Treasury Casino where they will be very happy to relieve you of your hard earned cash. 🙂

What a monster

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise I believe this huge skyscraper will house most government offices when completed. That’s the Victoria Bridge in the foreground.

South Bank Ferris wheel

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise Not as large as London or Tokyo but it does look nice at night. 🙂

Another look at the Monster

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise Called the Government’s new Executive Building it towers over Brisbane river.

Riverside buildings

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise This is the heart of the Brisbane business centre.

Huge towers dominate the skyline

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise

The city cat stops right here for the workers to commute from home.

City Cat arriving

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise What a great way to get around Brisbane, my 1.5 hour trip only cost me around $3.

The famous Story Bridge

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise The Story Bridge first opened in 1940, & is named after prominent public servant, John Douglas Story.

Beautiful old paddle steamer

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers are famous for their dinner cruises.

 Luxury living

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise What more could you want than a waterfront penthouse and this fabulous ship tied up in front?

Beautiful old ferry wharf

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise So nice to see these beautiful old structures preserved.

Bretts Wharf

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise Hundreds of modern (and expensive) condos are sprouting adjacent to the ferry stops, what a great way to commute to the city rather than fighting the road traffic.

Bretts Wharf up close

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise The city cats are smooth, comfortable and fast.

City Cat

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise You can also sit outside at the bow and the stern.

Enjoy the fresh air and the wind in your face

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise The perfect spot to take photos of this wonderful city.

The Gateway Bridge

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise Construction on the Gateway Bridge commenced on 5 June 1980. It was officially opened on 11 January 1986.

Brisbane River

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise As you can see the river meanders through the suburbs and almost circles the city.

CityHopper is free

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise

The CityHopper lets you travel the Brisbane river for free, the ferries run every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week. The ferry travels along the Brisbane River, to North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside and Sydney Street terminals.

Simply hop on and hop off and enjoy all the Brisbane River and city sights.

 I leave the City Cat after a terrific 90 minute cruise.

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise You can take the City Cat in both directions from the city, a nice idea would be to head in the direction of Toowong and disembark at the fabulous Regatta Hotel, a great place for lunch, dinner or a few drinks. Follow THIS LINK to see this iconic hotel.

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise

Brisbane City Cat River Cruise This city is just getting better & better, it’s now August 2016 and the number of cranes on the skyline indicate a building boom.

Thanks for visiting my Brisbane City Cat River Cruise photo blog.  For a discounted hotel rate at the Park Regis Hotel which is in a terrific location just book through THIS LINK.

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Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark

August 25, 2016 by David Herd | 0 comments

Wonderful Brisbane Hotel

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark has been around for a long time. The original hotel was built there in 1874, as a single storey wooden building. Located by the river and classified by the National Trust it has been flooded out quite a few times over the years. The above photo shows the rear view of the hotel and highlights the ornate cast iron lacing which adorn the entire building.

1992 Jaguar sovereign.

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark My great old friend Steve Rado picked me up at the Park Regis Hotel where I was staying and drove me to the Regatta Hotel in his immaculate Jaguar which he recently purchased for $1300.

The Park Regis is in an excellent location, for a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

What a fit out

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark Certainly one of the best fit outs I have ever seen at an Australian Hotel.

Designed by a genius

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark If you are not impressed by the decor here then pubs are obviously not your thing. 🙂

 A surprise around every corner

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark There are lots of nooks & crannies to eat and drink at this fabulous hotel.

Flood levels

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark

Outside they have marked flood levels and the years they happened. The recent level of the 2011 flood was around the bottom of this photo.

Footpath dining

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark The Regatta even have a place where the smokers can continue with their disgusting habit.  You guessed it, I’m a reformed smoker. 🙂

Lovely table settings

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark They certainly have many dining options for parties of any size.

Outdoor bar

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark So many choices of where to eat and drink and so little time. 🙂

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If you cant find a place that suits you at the Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark, you are just not trying. 🙂

Lunch at the Boatshed

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark Quite a spectacular room with very good food and wine.

Aged beef

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark If it’s a good steak you are looking for, this is the place. Seeing the aged beef on display gave me a flashback to Gallagher’s Steakhouse in New York City, follow THIS LINK to see what I mean.

Open kitchen

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark

The food was excellent, we both had steaks washed down with a Margaret River red.

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Follow THIS LINK for the Boatshed menu.

City view from opposite Regatta Hotel

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark In the middle of the photo behind the William Jolly bridge is the Park Regis hotel. The rooms are excellent and so is the cost if you use THIS LINK to book. I had a room with a great view for $109 aud per night, but you must use THIS LINK to get this price. 🙂

Farewell from the Regatta Hotel

Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark Thanks for visiting my Regatta Hotel Brisbane Landmark photo blog. It was the perfect place to catch up with my old friend Steve Rado and reminisce about our life in Adelaide in the 70s.

                                 Here are some other Brisbane photo blogs to check out.

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Brisbane-Bangkok-Thai-flight-Cancelled

August 25, 2016
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Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled

Brisbane airport railway station

Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled, I have flown thousands of times throughout my life and this was the first time I ever experienced a cancelled flight. As Newton would say “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Well here is how it applied to me, I was telling my friends about my good fortune flying to Brisbane from Bangkok, the row in front and behind me had 3 people occupying the seats. However I had 3 seats to myself and was able to lay across them and catch some sleep which was fantastic given the flight left at midnight. I arrived at the station above feeling quite refreshed after the 9 hour flight.

The return flight was quite different

Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled

Perhaps it was the ominous black cloud hovering above the Qantas plane when I arrived at Brisbane at 11.30 am Tuesday August 22nd for my 2 pm departure. At 1 pm they announced there was a technical fault with the aircraft and departure would be at 3 pm.

Another announcement at 2.30

Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled

Thai Airways advise there will be a further delay while engineers endeavour to fix the problem.

Around 3.15 there was more news

Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled We now are told the flight will leave at 4 PM. Hallelujah, we have been waiting at the gate for nearly 4 hours and were getting very frustrated indeed. 🙂 Photo credit to Panuwat.s.

The knockout blow came around 4.30, Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled

Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled

The flight is now cancelled please return to customs then retrieve your luggage and line up at the check in counter.

Back to Brisbane city

Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled Thai Air provided busses to take us to the Ibis Hotel in Turbot Street Brisbane. They paid for our room plus allocated $30 for dinner and $15 for breakfast the next morning. Personally I was not too inconvenienced, sure it was a day out of my life however many people missed connecting flights to Europe and other destinations. At the end of the day I would rather wait an extra day than risk flying on a faulty plane.

The hotel rooms were very nice and the location was excellent. Opposite the casino and next door to Coles & Target. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Thanks for visiting my Brisbane Bangkok Thai flight Cancelled photo blog.

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Surfers Paradise sentimental journey

August 20, 2016 by David Herd | 0 comments

This is not a travel blog just my personal photo collection from the Gold Coast in Australia in August 2016.

Sorrento Sam

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey Surfers Paradise sentimental journey took me back to where I lived for 25 years before moving to Thailand in October 2011. I stayed at Sorrento with my old friend Tony Murphy and his lovely wife Nikki, plus Sam the 3rd member of their family.

Murphy’s birthday

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey Morning coffee at The Island cafe is a tradition with this group of friends, and today August 11 2016 just happened to be Tony’s 74th birthday.

Dangerous with a knife in his hand. 🙂

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Don’t do it Tony, don’t do it. 🙂

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I must say the coffee at the Island Cafe is absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t help noticing the price of the small quiche compared to a similar one in Thailand that I regularly buy. Here it is $15.90 and at Big C in Pattaya $1.85.

 Surfers Paradise from the racetrack

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey Close to Tony’s home in Sorrento is the Gold Coast race track, here is the view of downtown Surfers Paradise.

 Two things I miss living in Thailand

 photo Lunch at Isle of Capri 19.jpg Fresh ocean prawns and avocado at Isle of Capri is a perfect meal for me. Sure you can get both items in Thailand but certainly not is the same class as Queensland.

Other things I miss

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey

A few good friends who can’t be replaced or forgotten. In fact catching up with them was my main reason for this trip. Above is my great mate Ross Kennedy leading me astray once again.

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On the left is Bryan Dart, in the middle Phil Thomson & Greg “Noodles” Craig on the right.

Looking south to Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey Just crossed the Southport bridge and about to turn left to buy some fresh prawns from the trawlers.

For a discounted rate at the Q1 hotel or any others just book through THIS LINK.

The trawlers at the spit

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey In my opinion they offer the best, freshest, tastiest prawns in the world.

World’s best prawns

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey

Freshly caught about 25 kms off the Queensland coast.

NZ Lamb shank from Aldi

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey Terrific Lamb shank from Aldi, these were a regular treat for me when I lived on the gold Coast.

 Interesting things in the Murphy’s garden

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey

A Roman statue perhaps.

Murphy’s huge cock

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey As you can clearly see this is one huge cock. 🙂

Murphy’s TV room

Surfers Paradise sentimental journey An interesting room at sunset.

Donna Turner

Donna Turner Gold Coast Caught up with an old friend Donna Turner on Chevron Island.

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