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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.

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

May 7, 2017 by David Herd

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival is one of the annual promotions promoting food & tourism in this fun city by the sea.

Ship Ahoy!

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

The organisers go to quite a lot of effort setting up this event.

Setting up the stalls

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival Full speed ahead to get everything ready by May 5th.

From Soi 1 to Pattaya Klang

 photo d2406752-f66c-4b86-91d9-4c72f0491372.jpgI’m guessing there would be around 80 food stalls.

Setting up the main pavilion

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival I think this is where I will eat tonight.

OK, time to eat.

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival I made one mistake, I didn’t bring any wine & they were not serving alcohol. πŸ™‚

Dinner on the beach

 photo f0fdbbd2-8c35-4823-b6fd-89e5e99f8a7d.jpg Very relaxing overlooking Pattaya beach.

Excellent prawns

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival I ordered two dishes, the prawns were excellent but sadly my 2nd dish never arrived. πŸ™‚

Busy chefs at work.

 photo a18ad992-183c-46a1-97ab-554715cd9df8.jpg Three chefs on the job here.

Here is my new little friend.

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

I’m guessing she was about 2 years of age, she wanted to share her new toy with me. 

Sushi 

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival I think this young guy likes his food. πŸ™‚

Beautiful night on the beach

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A beautiful night at Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival.

Beach Road footpath

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival As they say in the classics “too much seafood is never enough.” πŸ™‚ 

Romantic night on Pattaya beach.

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival Away from the maddening crowd, what a perfect setting for a romantic evening. πŸ™‚

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

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Lots of photo opportunities here tonight.  Thanks for visiting my Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival photo blog.

Flipper House Hotel

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

One of the Pattaya hotels right in the centre of the action, for an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK. 

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Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

May 3, 2017 by David Herd

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

 Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes along with it’s neighbour Soi 8 is one of Pattaya’s most popular drinking, eating & partying areas. Above is the corner of Soi 7 & Beach Rd.

Hello Welcome from Silver Star A go go

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

I was waiting for the Silver Star lady to yell out “HELLO WELCOME” which is heard nearly every time you walk past a Pattaya bar. πŸ™‚

Olala bar & restaurant

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Above is Ola la specializing in Norwegian and Thai food.

Breakfast at Olala.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes They claim on their website to offer the beat breakfast in Pattaya which I strongly dispute. It’s no better or worse than many other Thai style bacon sausages & eggs. The eggs were excellent, the bacon average & the typical Thai sausages I didn’t eat. The cost was B145 including toast, jam, tea or coffee. 

Eastiny Bella Vista

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Located just behind Olala on the side road to Soi 8. Rooms here are around $25 per night if you book through THIS LINK.

Shower B20 & toilet B5. πŸ™‚

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes What a bargain, especially if you have just come off the beach.

Lots of beer bars

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Rather quiet through the day and very busy at night. 

2nd Road entrance.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Soi 7 runs from Beach Rd through to 2nd Rd which is very convinient if you are travelling by Baht Bus.

 Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes  The Pig & Whistle Pub one of the popular pubs in Soi 7.

Rosie O Gradys

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Another popular pub & guest house, book through THIS LINK for a good discount.

Happy girls at Rosies

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Service with a smile, certainly one of the great attractions of Thailand.

Chris from Wiltshire.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes A flashback to January 2013 when 4 Ennglish friends including Chris came to Pattaya for the first time, naturally I was their tour guide. πŸ™‚

The mob from England

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes It was a lot of fun seeing the reaction of these guys on their first trip to Pattaya.

 Flashback to Soi 7 in 2004.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes It’s hard to believe how time flies, 13 years have flashed by.

I remember it as if it were yesterday.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Drinks in Soi 7 with lovely Evie from Bangkok.

Aussie out of control

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes As it so often happens Pattaya brings out the “idiot” in the newbies. πŸ™‚

Flipper House Hotel

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes One of the hotels right in the centre of the action, for an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK. 

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Pattaya Goods Services Directory

April 26, 2017 by David Herd

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

 Pattaya Goods Services Directory hopefully will help you find some essential services in this city. It can be difficult to know who is good and who is average. I have a few of suggestions I can personally recommend which hopefully will save you some time.

The dentist you see in the header of this post is Dr Tapasat who can be found opposite the Dolphin roundabout. He trained and worked in the U.S.A for 20 years and speaks perfect English. He takes time to talk to you and clearly explains the procedures and alternatives.

Pattaya clinic offers good value

Pattaya Goods Services Directory Clinic Lifecare Pattaya located 40 meters off 3rd road not far from Tony’s gym at 247/59 Moo 10, Sai 3 Road. They are offering a special at B999 for the standard blood tests. I added a further test for PSA which added B600.

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

Pattaya Goods Services Directory The clinic was clean and efficient with friendly staff. I arrived at 7.45 am and was the first customer. The results were e-mailed to me at noon the same day.

Location

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247/59 Moo 10, Sai 3 Road.

Dr Somsak 2nd Rd North Pattaya

Pattaya Goods Services Directory  Open 6 days at 9.30 am, a nice Thai doctor who will charge you B100 for the visit.

Location

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

About 250 metres from Pattaya Klang.

Locksmith

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After phoning Pattaya keys and safes at 10 am and the Thai owner said he would replace 2 door locks for me between 2 and 3 pm that same day. At 2.30 he called to say he would arrive in 30 minutes and he did. Within 30 minutes both locks were fitted and spare keys handed over for a cost of B1,800.

Location and details

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Best service I have ever experienced in Pattaya. 

Pattaya Rent a Car – 083 077 6928

Pattaya Goods Services Directory 

Has a reputation as one of the best car rental firms in Pattaya. Call them for a quote.

Location

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

Easy to find between Pattaya & Jomtien.

Computers printers & repairs

Pattaya Goods Services Directory Opposite Foodland in Pattaya Klang, terrific for computer repairs at a reasonable price. 

Best butcher

Pattaya Goods Services Directory Is Big C Extra in Pattaya Klang, especially for Aussie lamb & beef. Terrific quality at a vreasonable price.

Thanks for visiting my Pattaya Goods Services Directory photo blog.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

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Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.

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Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

April 20, 2017 by David Herd

The calm before the storm

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya is called Songkran, here are tourists arriving at Kho San Road where the army are sweeping the street to get it right for the festivities. Photo credit Bangkok Post.

Mobile gun seller

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Naklua Rd Pattaya are gearing up for April 18 2017.

Weapons of mass destruction

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Buy now and practice at home before the battle begins. πŸ™‚

The local amunition dump

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Beach Road Pattaya amunition dump waits for the troops to arrive.

Rule numbe 3, the water must be cold.

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya April is the hottest month in Thailand so these nice people are making sure you will be cool when hit by 1000 water pistols. πŸ™‚

 Beach Rd Big fish

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya All the attraction have been assembled.

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya          Songkran Thai New Year Celebration          Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

The big day is getting closer, having said that people have been drowning each other already for the last 5 days.

Vendors setting up

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya It’s 8am on April 19 & the vendors are setting up their stalls for the big day.

Sculptured fruit

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya A work of art, the stall lady said come back later we are giving the food away for free.

Loaded up

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Looking for some early morning buyers.

Discussing todays strategy

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Or is Tubby just trying to chat up a Russian babe?

Look out here they come

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya The army arrive to make sure everyone behaves. πŸ™‚

Cops are here as well

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Along with a water truck & mobile toilets.

This is the nicest part of Songkran

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Seeing the little kids having fun is a great part of Songkran.

Look out here they come

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Ready to do battle. Photo credit Bangkok Post.

 OK, let the games begin

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

This is 2nd Rd opposite Bic C Marina.

You can run but yu can’t hide. πŸ™‚

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya The battle rages.

 

 

These videos show the madness & mayhen of Songkran.

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

This poor girl just wanted a game of pool & now she is soaked as you can clearly see. πŸ™‚

Marching into battle

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya These guys are very disiplined marching in a straight line, they are part of ab elite SAS team, (shoot & soak). πŸ™‚

A-One Hotel 

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Every year the A-One hotel on Beach Rd host a huge party. For a very good discount on rooms just book through THIS LINK.

You gotta have foam

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Preparing the foam zone.

Having fun in the pool

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration To me this makes morte sense tham roaming the streets with a water pistol. πŸ™‚

Lets catch the Baht bus she said…….

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya It will be safer than walking she said……

Out of control Farangs

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Sadly may Farangs (is what Thai people call foreigners) tend to make idiots of themselves spoiling the fgun for everyone. This particular mob is no exception, in fact I will name & shame them. Greg, Dave, Gary & Hamish, sometimes I wonder why I call them friends. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Siam sunset

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya A beautiful sunset while the Songkran party rages.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.

Thanks for visiting my Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya photo blog.

The Pattaya song

 
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Great Pattaya German Restaurant

April 7, 2017 by David Herd

Leckerle German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Great Pattaya German Restaurant located in Soi 33 off naklua Rd just north of the Dolphin roundabout. It’s one of many very good restaurants in the lively busy Soi. 

Two sections

Great Pattaya German Restaurant The outoor & open area as you can see in the photo plus the air conditioned bakery  in the first photo which is where I prefer to eat.

Lets talk about the food

Great Pattaya German Restaurant It is such good value for the excellent quality. I guessing 80% of the customers are German, in fact the Naklua area is where they prefer to live.

 Lots of healthy entres

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Leckerle have a large menu to choose from, all dishes are reasonably priced.

However this one is my favourite

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Pea soup with German sausage. The good news is that it’s the best I have ever tasted, the bad news is it is rather filling and I have to settle for a small 2nd course. πŸ™‚

 Everyone loves the soup

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Here is my good friend from Australia Geoff Robinson & his Thai lady Nana, they agree with me that Leckerle is great value.

Nana love the deserts

 photo fe79f12d-3467-40c3-8b75-95e1a007f0c5.jpg I must admit I do as well.

More Aussie friends

 photo Leckerle Viv amp friends 2.jpg The big guy Viv Kennelly is another friend from Australia, I introduced hiom & his friends to Leckerle in February 2017 & they likes it so much they returned the following evening. πŸ™‚

Another favourite dish

Great Pattaya German Restaurant After the soup this is a small dish I often order, prawns & bacon on German bread, delicious.

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Another tasty small dish I often have after the soup. Slices of ham on German bread. 

 Nice decor

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Plus another bomus is they always seem to play very good background music from the 80s & 90s.

Hamish & I attack the Pork Knuckle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant My friend Hamish Elton also loves his food & remarked the knucle was one of the best he has eaten in Pattaya.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, & a 10 minute walk to Leckerle, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

Farewell from Leckerle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Thanks for visiting my Great Pattaya German Restaurant  photo blog.

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Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

April 5, 2017 by David Herd

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya 

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya started in November 2015 when they started demolishing the shopping complex. That seemed to take the best part of a year before actual building commenced. Now they are really making progress as you will see from this photo blog.

It’s a huge site adjacent to the Dolphin roundabout  as you can see from the above photo.

A popular cafe

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya I used to often have breakfast at this popular little Thai restaurant beside the Dolphin roundabout.

Above you see it, below you don’t. πŸ™‚

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya November 2015 and they start demolishing.

The wrecking ball at work.

 photo 617509d1-e5e1-4ed5-98c1-66b96ba88e39.jpg It’s a huge job pulling down this large building.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya          Building Terminal 21 Pattaya          

It is taking months & months.

Slowly everything is coming apart

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Escalators & elevators have already gone.

Here comes the heavy machinery

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Now they are getting serious. πŸ™‚

Workplace health & safety

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Does not really exist in Thailand. πŸ™‚ 

Looking like a bomb site December 24 2015

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya You could be mistaken thinking this is a war zone.

Bye bye Hong Club

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Not sure what went on here but it’s all over now folks.

All this has to be removed

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Knocking it down seems like the easy part, now somebody has to remove the rubble.

 OK, we are getting somewhere May 21st 2016

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya In the top left hnd corner you can see the Dolphin roundabout.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

 photo 06661b75-8689-4587-b7c9-ac23bd1d48bd.jpg You may recognise 2nd Rd North Pattaya.

Pile drivers are here.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya June 28th 2016 8 months after the start.

 Phoenix rising February 2nd 2017

At last we see the start of the actual building.

Phoenix rising

 photo 5123a576-0893-40a7-b462-c6fa2a768099.jpg February 6th 2017 and we see the start of the building.

March 27 2017

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They are working at a frantic pace, 7 or 8 cranes are in operation.

April 2nd 2017

 photo 5d795eca-39ec-4aec-8b40-e7e7aa95b465.jpg At this rate I think they will finish by mid 2018.

This shows the progress

 photo 28a6b63b-85bb-44c3-a1fb-33b4abb85882.jpg Taken from the 26th flor of Markland Condo.

An exciting project.

 photo fc3825d1-8c41-41b4-ab66-d7b651395ae8.jpg This is only the shopping mall section, the 25 story hotel is going up at the bach of the shops.

An impression of the final product

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Thanks for visiting my Building Terminal 21 Pattaya photo blog.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

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Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

April 4, 2017 by David Herd

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya is located on Beach Rd next to the Hard Rock hotel. I have been walking past every morning since it opened early 2015 & never realised what a hidden gem it was.

Beautiful decor

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Overlooking Beach Rd & Pattaya bay the decor is as good as anything in Pattaya.

Coffee & pastry at the front

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya The room is made up of two adjoining sections, coffee shop at the front & the moree formal restaurant & kitchen at the rear.

Looking towards the rear

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Here is a modern version of Buggs bunny with one blue eye & one red. πŸ™‚

The main restaurant section

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya The door at the far end connects to the Mera Mare Hotel. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Excellent food

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya This dish, Pork Belly & Prawns was quite different and perfectly cooked.

Mango Cheesecake

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Desert is one of my many weaknesses and this mango cheesecake was to die for. πŸ™‚

Many more varieties here

 photo Pastry addiction 7.jpg Plus a variety of ice cream flavours as well.

I’m coming back for the mango

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya is a great choice for afternoon tea, lunch or dinner. It’s a touch on the expensive side & a glass of house wine is priced way over the top at B260. 

Wine is too expensive.

 photo 2d75e81b-f96e-4dcd-aede-45c6ec610e0a.jpg Sadly B260 for a glass of house wine will probably stop me & many of my friends coming for dinner, hopefully management with see the light and offer house wine at around B150.

Ultra modern kitchen

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya A fabulous looking kitchen which matches the rest of the decor.

Location

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

Right next door to the Hard Rock Hotel.

Another look at the rabbit.

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Rather risque showing off a nipple. πŸ™‚

Eggs Benedict

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya A perfect breakfast for B190 or $5.50 usd.

Mera Mare Hotel

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction is on the left.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

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Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

February 19, 2017 by David Herd

Sunday lunch at The Edge

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant is a wonderful dining experience particularly on Sunday. It is in direct competition with the fabulous Mantra at the Amari hotel. Further on in this review I will endeavour to make comparisons between the two.

Fresh seafood

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Fresh seafood is of course the star of the show, however there are many more special offerings guaranteed to delight you.

An impressive choice of Oysters

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant There are 4 or 5 variety to choose, mainly from France.

 My first course

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Oysters, crab, prawns, caviar & fresh white bread, I always find it difficult to get past the seafood counter. πŸ™‚

Did I mention caviar?

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Certainly one of my favourite delicacies, salmon Roe.

 Lots of sushi & sashimi

 photo Hilton Sunday buffet B1500 6.jpg As I said before, it’s hard to get past the fresh seafood. πŸ™‚

Sushi

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Too much sushi is never enough. πŸ™‚

I travel to Japan every year and the Hilton sushi is certainly high quality.

Outside seating

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Catering for smokers & those who want to get closer to the view.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant A beautifully designed kitchen & restaurant.

Check out my review of the Hilton Sky Bar. 

BBQ duck & ribs.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Funnily enough the six baskets contain 6 different variety of Chinese buns, a little bit of overkill I feel. I would much prefer to see some Shumei & prawn dumplings similar to what’s on the menu at the Mantra.

BBQ seafood station

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant You really need a big appetite to cope with this fabulous buffet.

 Hardworking chefs

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant This is one of my favourite photos from Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant.

 Pizza

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant No matter what you fancy it is all here. πŸ™‚

The Bakery

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

The bread here is excellent.

An excellent cheese selection

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant I was at Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant on Sunday February 19, & sadly I overindulged & could not fit in any cheese. πŸ™‚

An amazing choice of deserts to finish.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Put this great buffet on your list, & many thanks for visiting my Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant photo blog.

I have given a lot of thought to which is the best buffet, the Hilton (with the salmon caviar) or the Mantra (with the Alaskan crab), & the verdict is Mantra by a short 1/2 crab claw. πŸ™‚ 

However I have noticed they now serve the clawless variety of Alaskan crab, please Mantra bring back the claws. πŸ™‚

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Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

February 17, 2017 by David Herd

Grande Centre Point & The Sheraton

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok starting at Terminal which is adjacent to the Grande Centre Point Hotel. You will notice the Sheraton on the left & the Westin in the middle.

Book through THIS LINK for a great discount.

View from the opposite side

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Taken from the Sofitel Hotel Sky Bar on the 32nd floor.

Looking from Soi 16

 photo Terminal 21 amp Sheraton.jpg The view of Terminal 21 from The Long Table Sky Bar.

Long Table Sky Bar

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The Sky Bar is in the tall building in Soi 16 10 minutes walk from Asoke station.

Down on ground level

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Efforts are being made to stop motorbikes riding on the footpaths, good luck with that. πŸ™‚

 El Goucho 8/1-7 Sukhumvit Soi 19 | 02-255-2864

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok You can pick your own Black Angus or USDA Prime – the prices range from B990-6290.

Location of El Gaucho

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

Just 2 minutes from Asoke station.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Located right above El Gaucho & adjacent to Asoke Station & Terminal 21. Book through THIS LINK for a great discount on rooms, book now & pay later.

Spiderman on Sukhumvit

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok About 30 floors up without too much protection.

Worth another look

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok I really hope they are being paid well for this job. πŸ™‚

Hotel Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar is on the 32nd floor of the hotel. L’Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel, a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

 Passing traffic

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Glad to see the driver wearing a helmet, helmet! What helmet? I don’t see a helmet. πŸ™‚

New bar in Soi 11 Nana.

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Opening night Friday February 10 2017.

The drummers & the Golden Girls.

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Luckily I was on the VIP list at “8 on Eleven” & enjoyed a couple of hours drinking Moscow Mules, a classy place that should succeed.

The Russian Golden Girls

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok These four girls looked rather spectacular.

Late night snack

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

I really love this photo, it sums up a typical 5am Bangkok morning. Photo credit Stickboy.

Thanks for visiting my Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok photo blog.

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

 

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Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

February 16, 2017 by David Herd

Happy hour happy street

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok was a street I had known about for such a long time but had never ventured there until now. It seemed every Bangkok restaurant review would recommend an establishment in this area & now I can understand why. 

El Guacho

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I am a great fan of the Wine Connection chain of restaurants & Google told me there was one at 208 Thong Lo 8 Alley so my brother & I caught the Sky train to Thonglo station & walked for 20 minutes or so looking for the restaurant. What we in fact found at the address was El Gaucho, so I’m assuming either Google got it wrong or the information was simply out of date. πŸ™‚

Here is what Googled showed.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Wine Connection has morphed into El Gaucho.  

So many restaurants & so little time.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I have decided on my next visit to Bangkok I will tear myself away from my beloved Soi 11 & stay in Thonglor. 

Grand Centrepoint Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Right in the heart of Thonglor, just book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount. Sukhumvit 55 or Soi Thong Lo, is well known for its classy bars, boutique shops, fashionable clubs plus lots of hip restaurants. It’s also acknowledged as the Siam Square of Bangkok’s East side.

Absolute luxury

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok These beautiful rooms are 40 M2.

Lots of Japanese restaurants

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I was amazed by the number of Japanese restaurants in Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok, they were everywhere. 

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok, The Dock

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I am looking forward to having dinner at The Dock, they specialise in seafood & the menu looks excellent. Being an Aussie I love Sydney Rock Oysters as well as those big juicy ones from Tasmania. Kumamoto featured, I was there last October, & Brittany on the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, has over 2800 km of coastline, it provides nearly 60,000 tons of oysters each year, almost 50% of the total French oyster production.

 This Soi 55 building caught my eye.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Prior to moving to Thailand from Australia in 2011 I lived on the Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise. On the beach there is a building called Focus which is the twin of this Soi 55 round building. πŸ™‚

Focus in Surfers Paradise

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Compare the twins. πŸ™‚

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One One Hotel Soi 55

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Another good hotel on Soi 55, about B1600 pn if you book trough THIS LINK.

Thanks for visiting my Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok photo blog.

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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