Exciting life Pattaya David Herd 2013 was a total pleasure. January started with a bang when I spent NYE in Sydney, then mid January four English guys came to sample the delights of life in Thailand so naturally I played tour guide for them.
This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection from 2013.
The boys from England
The guys all came from around Wiltshire and naturally loved Pattaya.
Travel highlights for 2013
The year started with a bang, literally. I spent NYE 2012 at my old condo block in Wrights Rd Drummoyne which is a perfect spot to watch the fireworks. It reminded me of my great escape on NYE 1981. Another nostalgic moment was a visit to Crescent ave Newport to visit the home of the late Tim Bristow where his long time partner Sue Ellis still lives, I of course also lived in Newport for 3 years from 1984 before moving to the Gold Coast.
January 1st I drove to Port Macquarie via Ettalong (where my family spent their annual holidays when I was young), to spend a few days with my brother Warren then on to the Gold Coast to catch up with friends.
In June I flew to England to visit my friend Alan who is a guest of Her Majesty, then his brother Bill Austin, Dave Catchpole & I took a road trip to Bruges & Versailles before winding up in Brighton on the south coast of England.
Life on Pattaya Beach
Every morning I walk along the & my camera is always with me, and I am always on the lookout for interesting shots, this is one of my favourites.
We lost a friend in January.
Here is my brother Warren & his friend Chris from Port Macquarie on the NSW coast with Dennis Freemongrel, Dennis & I were friends for 30 years before he turned nasty on me. 🙂 The lovely lady is Om who sadly passed away far too young, I miss her smiling face & often think about her.
One of the main reasons I love living here in Pattaya is the wonderful view from my Condo. Check out my webcam here.
Great sunsets from the Beach Club, happy hour drinks every day at 5 pm.
Some other things to see at the Beach Club. 😎
Always a couple of lovely Russian girls at the Beach Club.
Mike Baird is a well know character in Pattaya, he creates cartoons about Pattaya life for the local press.
Great photo at the Beach Club
Friends from Australia visit Pattaya, this is one of my favourite photos. The big guy is Nathan Corbett a Muay Thai world champion many times over.
Another birthday at the Mantra.
Here I am with PR girl Amy at the fabulous Mantra for another birthday on 7-7-2013.
Extra lane on Beach rd Pattaya
Lots of disruption this year with major roadworks on Beach Road.
Girls dressed for Loi Krathong in Pattaya
Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November. Loi means ‘to float’, while krathong refers to the (usually) lotus-shaped container which floats on the water. Krathonghas no other meaning in Thai besides decorative floats, so Loi Krathong is very hard to translate, requiring a word describing what a Krathong looks like such as Floating Crown, Floating Boat, Floating Decoration. The traditional krathong are made from a slice of the trunk of a banana tree or a spider lily plant.
Desert at Froggy’s with Daryl Evans.
Froggy’s was one of our favourite restaurants in Pattaya, sadly it is now closed.
Robbie & Hamish at the Gentlemen’s club
A good club in Soi Diamond off Walking St run by two Aussie guys Robbie & Hamish, NEWS FLASH 30 September 2014, they just sold the club to some Russians.
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Pattaya boat people.
Every day they line up in the thousands to take a boat ride to the islands.
On the ferry to Koh Chang.
Koh Chang is Thailand’s 2nd largest island, about a 3 hour drive from Pattaya.
Motorbike ride in Koh Chang.
It was about to rain so I offered this nice lady 100 baht to take me 500 meters to the hotel, small price to pay to stay dry.
Koh Larn is only a 30 minute ferry ride from Pattaya.
Fantastic fresh seafood.
Bangkok Go-Go Bars can be found in three areas, Patpong, Soi Cowboy & Nana Plaza. Patpong is where it all started many years ago. It has even been filmed in in a James Bond chase-sequence. Patpong has long since lost it’s title of number one for sexy shows Go-Go bars. Soi Cowboy & Nana Plaza now reign supreme.
John Martin aka Pothole & David Herd at Nana Plaza.
I have known John for 15 years, without a doubt he provides me with an enormous amount of entertainment, he would have to be the most dysfunctional person I have ever known. 😆
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Bob & Greg from Australia
My exciting life in 2013 has been full of action, travel & fun, in January I was in Australia catching up with family & friends. In June I travelled to Bruges, Versailles, Brighton & London, rather than duplicate photos from those trips just click on the links to see my posts.
The Cherry bar is my local haunt on the corner of 2nd road & Soi 3, you will find me there 3about 4 times a week from 6.30 pm. The photo shows 3 guys from Australia, Lenny, Mervyn & my brother Warren, the lovely Thai lady is Merv’s new wife.
Sadly Merv passed away in early 2016.
Plenty of trouble here.
Pothole & I with our Jack Daniel’s at the Cherry Bar, we pay $10 to have our own bottle behind the bar, what a life. 😎
This is Aoy, a Beautiful young Thai Lady who used to work at the Cherry bar, she used to occasionally drop in to visit me, however she has now found herself a sponsor. 😎
Enjoying Xmas lunch at the Mantra with a big group of friends.
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This great song by Glen Frey sums up where I am right now.
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Here is a video I made from January with friends from England. To me it captures the essence of life in Pattaya.
Here is a slide show from 2013.
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