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.

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Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

Lots of action in Soi 3 North Pattaya 

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

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.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

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

A word of caution, 90% of customers are from India. ðŸ™‚

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.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

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.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

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. 🙂

Here is a little video I took in Soi 3 in 2015.

Pattaya hotel & condo building boom.

     Istanbul                                 Budapest                        London

Fascinating Istanbul Asia Meets EuropeHungarian Parliament Building (2)The Walkie Talkie (5)   

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

Ho Chi Minh City South VietnamMain Square (3)Vung Tau statue (6)

Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

Holiday Inn


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


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

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.


Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.


  1. “A word of caution, 90% of customers are from India”


    I really enjoy reading your blogs.

    But was it really necessary to make the above comment about Honey2?

    It smacks of racism. When I visit Pattaya, my local is Melodies on Soi 3…so I also realize that most of the customers to Honey2 are Indian.

    But so what?

    Do you think that another soapy patronized by more Caucasians is somehow safer or better? If so, please explain.



    • The choice is yours, if you don’t mind being in a crowd of around 100 Indians waiting your turn then Honey 2 is where you should go. If you want to call me a racist that’s your prerogative, + many more of my blogs mention race as well. Leckerle is a favourite restaurant, most customers are German, I regularly visit the Holiday Inn seafood buffet, most customers are Chinese. In Patrick’s Steakhouse another favourite many customers are Belgium, does this offend you as well? 🙂