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.

Pattaya storm traps Aussie

November 23, 2018 by David Herd

Living in Pattaya can be quite dangerous. 🙂

Pattaya storm traps Aussie

Pattaya storm traps Aussie

Pattaya storm traps Aussie guy in a beer bar on Soi 21 Buakhao for 2 hours. Hamish had just finished a lesson at Baku Golf Centre which is the first indoor golf centre of its kind in Pattaya when the storm moved in & forced him to be stranded.

The road disappears

Pattaya storm traps Aussie The rain is so heavy it floods the road within about 5 minutes.

Houston we have a problem. 🙂

Pattaya storm traps Aussie Oh no! The bike is almost new.

I’m walking….

Pattaya storm traps Aussie But soon I may be swimming. 🙂

I’m walking also…

Pattaya storm traps Aussie Because I can’t find my damn bike.

No problem for the motorbike taxi.

Pattaya storm traps Aussie He is saving a damsel in distress. 🙂

It doesn’t take long to cover the footpath.

Pattaya storm traps Aussie The real problem is the drains & sewers flood & start mixing all sorts of yucky stuff with the rain water.

Everything starts going under.

Pattaya storm traps Aussie After an hour it’s still raining.

The water is getting deeper.

Pattaya storm traps Aussie Will the bike survive?

That’s it says Hamish, I’m going nowhere. 🙂

Pattaya storm traps Aussie As long as there’s plenty of San Mig I staying exactly where I am. 🙂

Hamish predicted it would stop in 1 minute.

It was still raining 1 hour later. 🙂 🙂 🙂

That’s all folks.

Pattaya storm traps Aussie There was a happy ending (they have lots around Soi Buakhao) after a few minutes Hamish got the bike started & rode home. 

I told you he was an Aussie. 🙂

Pattaya storm traps Aussie

Credit for all the great photos to Hamish Elton.

Thanks for visiting my Pattaya storm traps Aussie photo blog. Follow THIS LINK to see all the damage this storm caused on Pattaya Beach.

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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.

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November storm damages Pattaya Beach

November 23, 2018 by David Herd

Groundhog day

November storm damages Pattaya Beach

November storm damages Pattaya Beach

November storm damages Pattaya Beach again. It’s a perennial problem, the water rushes down the sloping narrow streets from 2nd Rd & the Beach Rd drains & gutters can’t cope with the huge volume.

Within minutes Pattaya disappears. 🙂

November storm damages Pattaya Beach From blue sky to this only takes 5 to 10 minutes. 

Opposite Soi 6 the sand washes into the bay.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach As I said earlier the narrow streets slope down hill from 2nd Rd & turn into mini rivers.

Bottom of Soi 2 opposite the A-One Hotel.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach Same story here the water rushes down Soi 1 & 2. for a discounted room rate with free cancellation just book through THIS LINK.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach

November storm damages Pattaya Beach The morning after reveals the damage to the newly restored beach.

The drains & gutters can’t cope

November storm damages Pattaya Beach The volume of water in such a short time is quite incredible.

The locals have seen this hundreds of times.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach I have no idea what the solution is, perhaps officials should investigate hoe Singapore handle their downpours.

It doesn’t deter the Chinese tourists

November storm damages Pattaya Beach They line up every day to go para-sailing & to visit Koh Larn, however in recent months the numbers seem to be down around 40%

Right opposite Soi 6.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach Life in Soi 6 will go on as usual, take a look at THIS LINK for an example.

Most of the beach is not effected.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach I’m guessing about 85% of the beach escaped any damage. I imagine around 11 pm tonight a couple of bulldozers will arrive to repair the damage. Thanks for visiting my November storm damages Pattaya Beach photo blog. Check out Pattaya 24/7 on my webcam below.

My friend Hamish had just finished a lesson at Baku Golf Centre which is the first indoor golf centre of its kind in Pattaya when the storm moved in & forced him to be stranded. Check out his great photos of the flooding on THIS LINK.

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