Looking north at Pattaya beach
David Herd Thailand 2014
David Herd Thailand 2014 was another eventful year. Starting with a wonderful trip to Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cape Town & Sydney. I have called this 5 week adventure my seven super cities trip.
I flew to Adelaide in October then drove to Philip Island along the Great Ocean Road before staying with friends at the winery in Dromana. A couple of days wandering around Melbourne I flew to the Gold Coast for a week to catch up with friends.
This is not part of my travel blog, just lots of photos from 2014 featuring friends, family & trips.
My brother Warren and his good friend Lenny at the Cherry bar.
Sadly we lost Lenny early 2016 after losing a battle with cancer, RIP.
My condo building is 3rd from the left
This photo was taken from the Dusit Tani.
This was my only game of golf in 2014 at Kabinburi, I just find it too hot to play regularly in Thailand.
Lunch with Macca and Herbie
John MacDonald hails from Melbourne and Herb Pastor come from Las Vegas.
Friends at Gullivers
Brad Robbins, Roland Bonicci and Por.
Mata Hari with Irina and Roland
Another terrific night at Mata Hari.
My friend from Ukraine Irina.
Here we are enjoying a cold beer on Koh Larn in November.
Koh Larn ferry with Irina
The ferry takes 40 minutes and costs B30.
One of the joys of living in Thailand, I probably average five each week, one hour just under $10.
Margaritas at the Beach Club
This great song by Glen Frey sums up where I am right now.
Pumps to clear storm water
Beach road pumps really did not make any difference trying to clear the storm water.
Friends drop in
David Herd Thailand 2014 having morning coffee
Au Bon Pain at the Avenue with Gordon Shanks from New York.
Doug & Geoff from Australia
These guys really push the envelope when they hit Pattaya several times a year. Their favourite street is Soi 6. 🙂
Talking about Soi 6, here we are
A great bunch of guys, and can they drink.
David Herd Thailand, face under repair
Using Efudix to repair damage from skin cancer.
Crane mishap in Soi 3
I took this photo from the roof of Markland where I live.
I can spot at least 2 LadyBoys here.
David Herd and Hamish Elton
Here we are in Soi 6 on Xmas day after lunch at the Mantra.
Xmas day at the Mantra with Benjamina
Another great Xmas lunch with Benjamina our beautiful hostess.
Relaxing at Koh Larn
I have to tell you, life is very good in Thailand.
Drinks with Barrie Comfort
A nice Pommie guy who also lives in Markland. I have given him the nickname “Butterfly Dundee”, because he is always photographing butterflies. 🙂
Kayo flew over from Tokyo for a visit.
I have known kayo for around 10 years, we met in Australia when she and I were living on the Gold Coast. I caught up with her in Tokyo in February and she flew to Thailand for a few days in August.
Welcome Inn Soi 3 North Pattaya
One of my favourite places to eat in Pattaya, close to where I live and the food is terrific and very cheap. Sadly it was demolished June 2015.
My brother Warren and Lenny Schorsy at Gregs Kitchen. Sadly we lost Lenny in April 2016 to a brief illness, RIP.
Mike Beard the cartoon man.
Mike has lived in Pattaya for 20 years and produces some of my favourite cartoons.
A gorgeous girl who used to work at the Cherry bar.
Very good food at this unique hotel.
Bill Edge, Wayne Dent and Greg Clee
Three happy guys who love Pattaya.
A world class hotel opposite Pattaya beach.
Roland Bonicci and I at Drinking St
Roland is a very happy Sydney barrister who often visits Thailand for business reasons.
Ooa a gorgeous girl at Drinking St
Sadly this gorgeous babe went back home to the country about a month later.
David Herd Thailand 2014 at Drinking St
A week or two after this photo was taken sadly this beautiful young girl decided to leave Pattaya and go back to her home in the country.
I just ordered a double Jack Daniels.
I leave a bottle or two at the Cherry bar then pour my own at my leisure. The charge s only $10 and the girls provide me with ice & soda. Life is good for David Herd Thailand. 🙂
Street cooking in Thailand is legendary, this guy charges 100 Baht for roast pork and crackling.
David Herd and Brad Robins.
Brad is a Townsville solicitor who loves Thailand, in 2016 he bought on of the best condos in Markland.
Looking north to Wongamat
North Pattaya and Wongamat.
Young girl at Cherry bar
Just under 17 and learning the ropes at the Cherry Bar.
It’s now 2017 and here is Glenn Frey to tell you exactly how I feel today.
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