The Five Star Vagabond

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Party travel terrific year 2005

October 11, 2014 by David Herd

Sunday Barbeque with super chef John Hunjadi

Party travel terrific yearParty travel terrific year 2005, another fantastic 12 months in the life & times of David Herd. Four trips to Thailand, one to Sydney, plus a great round the world adventure to Paris & Brazil with Carnival in Rio being the ultimate highlight. Party travel, eat drink & enjoy life to the max, that’s the way to live.

This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection.


Flags are flying guests arriving

Party travel terrific yearBooze barbecues & boats a formula for fun & games at my home on the Gold Coast.

 Lunch at my home, Party travel terrific year.

Sunday Barbeque party travelEveryone seems to be relaxing after a nice lunch.

More of the happy crowd

David Herd Sunday BarbequeOK, lets put some names going left to right. John Hunjadi, John Hanrahan, can’t remember the girl, Greg Bell, Jim Bell & Rob Gerrard.

Another Sunday another lunch

parties travelThree Japanese girls, one Colombian, one Chinese guy & me. 🙂

Beautiful Japanese student

Party travel terrific yearIkumi was a student staying in my home, out of all the lovely Japanese students who rented rooms in my home I think Ikumi was the most glamorous.

Ikumi feeding the seagulls

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The scavengers are looking for a handout.

Kayoko comes to dinner

Party travel terrific year

I met Kayo in 2005 & I am writing this post in October 2014. We are still good friends, in fact she came to visit me in Thailand only six weeks ago, I also caught up with her in Yokohama in February this year. Are you starting to realize my life in 2005 was dominated by party travel food & friends?

 Megumi & Yoshiko

Party travel terrific yearMegumi & Yoshiko November 19, two more gorgeous Japanese students.

Ikumi, Ryoko, Yuka & Nana

parties travelFour lovely Japanese ladies.

Gold Coast Indy

Gold Coast Indy

The party for the petrol heads.

Allison Schroeder

Party travel terrific yearI first met Allison in 1988 when she was only 18, she extremely cute & I vividly remember using an old tried & true technique, I promised her the world & bought her an Atlas. 🙂

Flashback to 1988 with Allison & Winnie.

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Dinner at La Rustica.

The Sheraton Hotel at Marina Mirage

 Sheraton Hotel Marina Mirage

A wonderful Gold Coast hotel.

For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Phil Thompson & Bridgette at the Boardroom

Party travel terrific yearWe had a couple of trips to the Boardroom in Southport for lunch, it’s fairly obvious why. If you take the time to watch the slideshow at the end of the post you will see a whole lot more of Bridgette.

More from the Boardroom

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Tall and gorgeous.

Say no more, wink wink, nudge nudge.

V1- nice smile

Do you understand why this place is so popular? 🙂

Q1 Surfers Paradise.

Q1 Surfers Paradise

Now one of Australia’s iconic buildings.

Chevron Renaissance Hotel.

Chevron Renaissance Hotel

Great facilities at the Chevron, use THIS LINK for a good discount.

Chevron Renaissance food court

Party travel terrific year

I like to have coffee here and watch the passing parade.

A day at the beach

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Looking north from Burleigh Heads.

Footy tipping competition drinks.

Party travel terrific yearDrinks at Melbas for our tipping competition.

Another Barbecue at home.

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The fun never stops at Upton Street.

My jetty & beach

My jetty & beach

I enjoyed this view for 21 fabulous years.

Celebrating the life of Nan Tippett

Party travel terrific yearNot just a funeral but a celebration of her wonderful long life. Our beloved grandmother lived to the ripe old age of 104.

Here is a photo of Nan from around 1953

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Nan Tippett with Warren & David at Booker Bay, check out the Herd family history.

Thanks for visiting my Party travel terrific year photo blog.

                       Here are some more posts on my wild wicked ways. :)

                   Life 2015                  Family history                   Life 1982

fivestarvagabond          David Herd          David Herd Sydney

  Adelaide 1972                 Iron Bar Freddy               Sydney 2006

David Herd Australia          Big Tim Bristow          Party travel terrific year

  Thailand 2008                Gold Coast Babes               World trip 2003

David Herd Thailand         David Herd Gold Coast          Copacabana beach


      That’s all folks

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