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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.

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand

July 30, 2016 by David Herd

Great location & a beautiful pool

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand is across the road from the beach on the gulf of Thailand, two hours from Bangkok airport. Only 90 minutes east of Pattaya, B1200 by taxi and B1800 in a mini bus. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand Adjacent to the pool you will find a fully equipped gym and a Thai massage service. The gym is free and it’s B300 for an hour for a Thai massage or foot massage.

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 My Australian friends

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand Nikki & Tony Murphy with my brother Warren in the middle.

Even nice in the rain

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand

If it rains just head for the gym. 🙂

Another Aussie friend, Chris Lockwood aka Dr Evil.

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand Chris and my brother Warren travel often together, follow THIS LINK for his south American adventure.

Room 201 in the main building

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand This room was a little bigger than many of the others.

Good aircon & internet

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand On the same level as the swimming pool.

The view from my balcony

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand Naturally 301 on the next floor would have an even better view. 🙂

The hotel from the beach

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand You can clearly see the great location of Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand .

There are many good restaurants close by overlooking the beach

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand This vermicelli & prawn dish was at Xing Xing restaurant. For more information on food in Mae Pim just follow THIS LINK.

Tequila Sunrise

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand Only 150 meters down the road is our favourite bar restaurant Tequila Sunrise. There is an international team there, a Swiss owner, Peter the German chef, Gary an Australian manager & some very nice Thai staff who run this popular establishment. On our recent trip we had lunch there 3 times, dinner once and cocktails every evening.

Location

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand

As I said earlier Mae Pim is two hours from Bangkok airport & only 90 minutes east of Pattaya. Thanks for visiting my Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand photo blog. Use this link for a discounted rate at THE MAE PIM RESORT.

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Mae Pim beach boats sunsets

July 29, 2016 by David Herd

Mae Pim fishing boat

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets Mae Pim beach boats sunsets a beautiful onshore wind & peace and quiet. Only 90 minutes from Pattaya and 2 hours from Bangkok airport. The peace & quiet only applies between February and October, the 3 months over Xmas is a different story when the crowds converge on this delightful beach side resort.

Fishing traps

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets

Here are the traps being loaded onto the boat.

Setting off for a nights fishing

Mai Pin fishing boat photo IMG_2793.jpg The traps are on board and there is a long night ahead, Mae Pim beach boats sunsets it’s all here.:)

 Roadside stalls

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets The fresh produce is sold at roadside stalls beside the beach.

Beautiful Mae Pim beach boats sunsets

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets Plenty of deck chairs through the high season however they don’t seem to waste their time offering them in the low season.

Looking west the beach goes on forever

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets This is the perfect place for long beach walks with the onshore wind blowing in your face.

Sunset at Mae Pim

 photo Sunset20Tuesday201.jpg A beautiful time of the day to enjoy a stroll along the beach.

The sun setting in the west

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets  Mae Pim is on the gulf of Thailand only ninety minutes by car east of Pattaya, and 2 hours south of Bangkok. Beautiful white sand and clean water, it’s so quiet and peaceful after the noise & Madness of Pattaya.

However it’s not all a wilderness

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets There are many restaurants offering live seafood, the photo above is my brother Warren & I at Tequila Sunrise.

Tequila Sunrise at dusk

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets Tequila Sunrise is our favourite Mae Pim bar restaurant. Lots of good food in Mae Pim, just follow THIS LINK.

Just after sunset at Mae Pim

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets All the seafood stalls are closed due to the low season and lack of customers.

 Main road Mae Pim

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets So quiet in the low season between February and October.

Mae Pim Resort Hotel

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets Here is where we like to stay in Mae Pim, for an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Location

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Thanks for visiting my Mae Pim beach boats sunsets photo blog.

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Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food

July 28, 2016 by David Herd

 Thailand beach resort fabulous food

Thailand beach resort fabulous food at Mae Pim

Thailand beach resort fabulous food at Mae Pim was high on our list when my brother & I took some Australian friends to this quiet little seaside village 90 minutes east of Pattaya. The 3 days & 4 nights had the feel of an eating odyssey centred mainly around the Tequila Sunrise bar & restaurant. There is an international team, a Swiss owner, Peter the German chef, Gary an Australian manager & some very nice Thai staff who run this popular establishment. We had lunch there 3 times, dinner once and cocktails every evening. Above is Swedish Skagen at Tequila Sunrise

Skagen is one of my favourite dishes, here is Jamie Oliver’s recipe.

Swedish smoked salmon

Thailand beach resort fabulous food My good friend Tony Murphy rated this beautiful salmon 10/10 at Tequila Sunrise.

Tony Murphy strikes a pose

Tequila Sunrise Mae Pim

Here is Murph doing his best to imitate a rather dour Swede as a salute to this fabulous salmon dish. 

                          Jag älskar verkligen att äta rök lax
 Bratwurst at Tequila Sunrise

Thailand beach resort fabulous food Naturally with a German chef you would expect bratwurst to be on the menu. 🙂 However let’s not forget the mash potato which was excellent.

Chris Lockwood aka Dr Evil

Thailand beach resort fabulous food

Dr Evil & Nikki Murphy fell in love with the Pina Coladas at Tequila Sunrise. Chris has just completed a terrific South American trip, read his hilarious blog, just follow THIS LINK.

Here is a Pina Colada recipe.

A bunch of Aussies

Thailand beach resort fabulous food From the left we have Chris Lockwood, Warren Herd, Nikki Murphy and Tony Murphy.

Nikki snaps the Sea Bass.

Thailand beach resort fabulous food This was certainly worth a photo, another excellent dish at Tequila Sunrise.

Peter the talented chef at Tequila Sunrise

Thailand beach resort fabulous food Peter was a chef at the Hard Rock Hotel in Pattaya until he saw the light and moved to Mae Pim. Now nothing short of an atomic bomb will get him to move anywhere else. Originally from Hamburg in Germany, he returned home for 2 weeks in May 2016, after 33 years this was his only visit. After speaking with him I’m guessing it may be his last trip home. 🙂

Up to now it seems like Tequila Sunrise is the only place we ate at, however there were a couple of other places. Here is my Tequila Sunrise photo blog from February.

Thailand beach resort fabulous food at Xing Xing

Xing Xing Mae Pim One of the many Mae Pim seafood restaurants, lots of live product on offer at very reasonable prices. Above is their Prawn & Vermicelli which was absolutely delicious.

Rock Lobster at Xing Xing

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food Rock Lobster at Xing Xing certainly lived up to the Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food category.

Seafood tanks at Xing Xing

Thailand beach resort fabulous food Lots of fresh seafood to choose here.

Lots of varieties

Thailand beach resort fabulous food I’m not even sure what this little beast is. 🙂

Curry crab & spring rolls Thailand beach resort fabulous food

Thailand beach resort fabulous food The crab was very good (B600) and the spring rolls were fantastic.

Book through THIS LINK for a great Pattaya hotel room rate.

 Next door to Tequila Sunrise

Thailand beach resort fabulous food Sadly I didn’t get the restaurant name, however it was right next door to Tequila Sunrise, food was very good as was the beautiful breeze coming off the gulf of Thailand. My brother Warren enjoyed his fried squid in yellow curry with fried rice.

Chris also enjoyed his spicy Tom Yum seafood soup

Thailand beach resort fabulous food

All the dishes here were good and the price very reasonable.

A short video on Mae Pim beach

 Wednesday special

Thailand beach resort fabulous food The Wednesday special at Tequila Sunrise is the enormous double schnitzel for only B159 which is a bargain. Here is my friend Larry Krausz who was born in Australia so I guess he was raised on schnitzels. 🙂

Larry & I were here in February 2016 and I couldn’t wait to return.

I rest my case

Thailand beach resort fabulous food What a monster, comes with French fries or mash potato.

Peter is the chef at Tequila Sunrise

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food Thanks for visiting my Thailand beach resort fabulous food photo blog, for an excellent hotel use this link for a discounted rate at THE MAE PIM RESORT.

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Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

February 25, 2016 by David Herd

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim on the gulf of Thailand is only ninety minutes by car east of Pattaya, and 2 hours south of Bangkok. Beautiful white sand and clean water, and so quiet and peaceful after the noise & Madness of Pattaya.

The main road in Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim Reminds me of the Eagles song “Long Road out of Eden”, so little traffic midweek compared to Pattaya.

Fresh seafood caught by these boats.

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim There are about 15 seafood restaurants offering all varieties of fish and shell fish.

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One of the many seafood restaurants

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim There are about 16 live seafood restaurants.

Xing Xing at Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim After much discussion this id the one we chose and it proved to be an excellent choice.

Curry crab & spring rolls

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim The crab was very good (B600) however the spring rolls were absolutely fantastic.

Sinsiam Resort

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim Our hotel was rather old fashioned but the rooms were very good and the pool was enormous.

Olympic size pool

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim The water was a perfect temperature for guys like us who are allergic to the cold. 🙂

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Larry Krausz, Warren and David Herd

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim Here we are the three amigos having lunch at Tequila Sunrise.

This was double schnitzel day

David Herd Thailand The meal was huge, however the Swedish meat balls were the pick.

Step down to the beach

Step down to the beach photo IMG_20160224_131201_1.jpg

Grab a little sun and sand before lunch at Tequila Sunrise.

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Thailand A busy bar with a great selection of food, however B175 for Jack Daniels is way over the top.

Back to the beach

David Herd Thailand Tequila Sunset restaurant overlooked the sandy beach where the gentle waves brushed against the shore, we marvelled at the beautiful onshore breeze blowing from the west, and thoroughly enjoyed the solitude of Mae Pim compared to the madness of Pattaya.

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Mae Pin street vendor

 photo IMG_2818.jpg All the usual souvenirs and floats for kids.

Bike for hire

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim These multi passenger bikes are for hire, the roads are very quiet so I’m sure they are reasonably safe.

Mae Pim Resort

 photo IMG_2871.jpg This is certainly the hotel I will stay next time I visit, nice facilities with a good pool and across the road from the beach.

Mae Pim Resort pool

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim Nice setting on the 1st floor of the hotel. Book through this link for an excellent room rate.

Rabik Coffee

Rabik Coffee You realise you are in a Thai village when the local coffee shop does not show any English. 🙂

Bus to Ban Phe or Rayong

David Herd Thailand The cheap way to get to Pattaya is take a 30 minute songthaew ride to Ban Phe then hook up with a mini bus.

20 minutes past Rayong

David Herd Thailand

Mae Pim is two hours from Bangkok airport & only 90 minutes east of Pattaya. Thanks for visiting my Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim photo blog. Use this link for a discounted rate at THE MAE PIM RESORT.

Farewell from the Herd brothers

David Herd Thailand

Many thanks for visiting my Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim photo blog.

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Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast

February 25, 2016 by David Herd

Mae Pim restaurant

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast is an example of multiculturalism on the gulf of Thailand. The restaurant Tequila Sunrise is named after my favourite cocktail, we happily sip our drinks while  overlooking the sandy beach where gentle waves brush against the shore, we marvel at the beautiful onshore breeze blowing from the west, and we enjoy the solitude of Mae Pin compared to the madness of Pattaya.

A Swiss owner, a German chef, an Australian manager & Thai staff run this popular establishment, where the Wednesday lunch special is a doubly schnitzel for the princely sum of B159 or  $6 aud. My brother Warren chose the Swedish meatballs with mashed potato which actually outshone the huge schnitzel.

Larry chooses lunch

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast Born in Austria 66 years ago and moved to Australia around the age of two, moved to Thailand in November 2015, Larry Krausz would walk a mile for a Weiner Shnitzel.

Here’s the proof

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast I struggled to eat 75% of this monster schnitzel for lunch, in the evening the restaurant was full as it is most Wednesdays when the locals converge on the double schnitzel special.

Mai Pin fishing boat

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast Fishermen preparing their boat for another night on the gulf.

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast We returned to Tequila Sunrise for after dinner drinks, naturally I had two Margaritas.

Margarita night cap

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast

A great way to end a delightful day in Mae Pim.

Manager at Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast Gary is the Australian manager at tequila Sunrise, grew up Guildford in Sydney before moving to Maroochydore in Queensland.

Step down to the beach

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast

Grab some sun or have a swim then come up for a cold beer.

Swedish Skagen at Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast

This is certainly one of my favourite dishes, absolutely fantastic.

Sea Bass at Tequila Sunrise.

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast My friend Nikki from Australia capturing the moment on camera.

Peter is the chef

Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast Peter is the German chef who provides all the wonderful meals at Tequila Sunrise. Previously he was the chef at the Hard Rock Hotel in Pattaya. For a great room rate in Pattaya or elsewhere just book through THIS LINK.

Mae Pim resort

 photo IMG_2865.jpg Across the road is a nice hotel where you can get a great room rate if you use this link.

Farewell from the Herd brothers

David Herd Thailand Many thanks for visiting my Tequila Sunrise Thailand coast photo blog.

Check out my Mae Pim photo blog here.

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