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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Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

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.

 Zagreb Croatia                      Rio de Janeiro                  Brisbane River 

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     Koh Samui                                   Korea                                  London

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         Bangkok                                   Osaka                                     Pattaya

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             Chiang Mai                      Pattaya                      Chao Phraya river

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That’s all folks

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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.

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