Pattaya life 2016, this is my 5 year in this city by the beach. Why is it the older you get the faster time seems to go? The photo above is the coffee shop at the front of my condo where I go for a daily caffeine hit and sometimes a blueberry cheesecake to go with it. I have decided to slow down on my travel this year due to over spending in 2015. I have some smaller trips planned and another Japan visit in October.
In fact I purchased a two week ticket on the Shinkansen or bullet train, then after 3 nights in Tokyo I travelled to 6 interesting Japanese cities, includung Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Nagasaki & Fukuoka.
This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection from the 1st half of 2016. Part 2 will commence July 1st.
I invited two of my friends over for dinner, roasted Australian lamb shanks with baked vegetables. Washed down with Australian red wine which I buy here for B300 ($12) for a 2 litre bottle.
Pattaya life 2016
This part of Pattaya always remains the same, an endless choice of girlie bars providing anything an ageing playboy could ever ask for.
Still the main Pattaya tourist attraction, however I would only visit 2 or 3 times a year, mainly when friends come from overseas.
Here are two Walking St addicts
David Robertson on the right has been a friend for over 30 years, originally from Melbourne he moved to the Gold Coast about 40 years ago. His son Chris on the left is an Emirates pilot who lives in Dubai.
Beach Road floods
A very common sight in Pattaya, this was February 16 after a short storm.
Mum Aroi at Naklua
A very popular Naklua restaurant specialising in live seafood. Very busy on weekends so try to visit during the week.
Because of the turnover and the live product you can guarantee everything is fresh here.
Valentines day in Pattaya
The local council always find a reason to decorate the footpath on Beach Road.
I’m not sure these beach babes do much to decorate the area.
I actually have a photo blog dedicated to Babushkas in bikinis, just follow this link.
At Mae Pim
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.
Looks like a bomb site
A huge new shopping mall and hotel is being built opposite the Dolphin roundabout in North Pattaya. It will be the same brand as Terminal 21 at Asoke in Bangkok.
Hooters comes to Pattaya
Hooters Pattaya opening night was on New Years Eve 2015 so we decided to make it our first stop when seeing off the old and welcoming the new year. It’s a great addition to Beach Road and naturally has many beautiful sexy babes on the staff. Both Thai & Russian as you can clearly see.
Hooters always seem to be promoting charity events etc to publicise their great venue, check out the charity bike wash here.
Bow and her Bonds
The gorgeous girlfriend of my friend Matt Harkness, an Adelaide guy who is living the dream in Pattaya. A local website held a contest to find “Miss Love Pattaya Thailand”, heats were held at “Planet Earth Beach Club” in Jomtien. Check out my photo blogs for lots of great Thai and Russian babes competing for the B100,000 first prize.
One thing is for certain, Pattaya life 2016 is non-stop action and excitement.
From my balcony
From my balcony June 19 and another perfect Pattaya day.
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.
Cold beers, hot night
After dinner drinks with Todd & Hamish in Naklua Road.
Fraser’s at Jomtien
Quite a good sports bar on the left as you go down the hill into Jomtien, very good hamburgers.
In recent years it has improved out of sight, no longer is it a lazy beach side suburb of Pattaya. There are many new restaurants and hotels generally cheaper and quieter than Pattaya.
Natan’s at Jomtien
Put Naten’s on your bucket list, it is in my top 6 restaurants in Pattaya and Jomtien.
The food and décor is exceptional and rather inexpensive.
Pattaya life 2016
Pattaya life 2016, I have about 4 sometimes 5 foot massages every week, one of the great benefits of living in Thailand.
Still my local watering hole, 7 minutes walk from my condo and down hill all the way home.
My drink of choice
I leave a bottle of JD at the Cherry Bar and pay B300 for the convenience of pouring my own.
New Thai restaurant in Soi 3
A small Thai restaurant has opened near the Cherry, very handy for me. The two dishes here cost B130 or $5 Australian dollars.
Geoff is back
Stocking up on vino
John Martin aka Pothole & I bought 7 cases of Australian wine. Each case holds 6 two litre bottles and the cost per bottle is only B350 or $10 usd.
Notice the unfinished high-rise building, worked stopped nearly 2 years ago through some planning approval disputes.
Big C being renovated
The shopping Mall closed down on May 1st for extensive renovations and will re-open around Xmas.
Soaked in the storm
Here I am at breakfast after being caught in the rain.
Four days in Koh Samui
John Martin aka Pothole & I had a quick trip to Koh Samui on June 20th. It has been 9 long years since my last visit.
Roland Bonnici my barrister friend from Sydney & I had a great dinner at Signature.
thanks for checking out my Pattaya life 2016 photo blog.
What a great year for travel in 2015
That’s all folks
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