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.

Bangkok Pattaya Samui 2001

October 9, 2014 by David Herd

The usual suspects + one

Bangkok PattayaBangkok Pattaya Samui 2001 combined with an around the world trip including Cuba, Spain, Venezuela, Los Angeles & finally one trip to Sydney. From the left we have Tony Murphy, Mike Dowd, John Sinclair, Rung and yours truly.

Nana Plaza

Bangkok PattayaHer name is Phung but to me she will always be Cleopatra, after meeting in 2001 I would hook up with her each time I came to Bangkok over the next 6 or 7 years.

Phung aka Cleopatra

Bangkok Pattaya

I believe she now lives with a guy in Switzerland, one of the best Thai ladies I ever knew.

Nana Plaza

Nana Plaza Bangkok

Not much has changed in Nana Plaza over the years, except now in 2016 there are a lot more LadyBoys which does not suit me at all. 🙂


Nana Plaza

Nana Plaza babesJohn Sinclair aka Secrets & John Martin at Nana Plaza, these days Martin is called Pothole he is such a pest he needs to be avoided at all costs. 🙂

Lovely Thai smile, Bangkok Pattaya which is best?

Pattaya Bangkok

Her name is Beer, you gotta love that. 🙂

Girl from the Busstop Soi 4 Nana

Bangkok Pattaya babe

Come to bed eyes, so I did. 🙂

Beautiful Thai smile Koh Samui ThailandDecember in Koh Samui, what a pretty lady.

Koh Samui bungalows

Bangkok Pattaya

I have fond memories of these bungalows.

Relaxing at Koh Samui

Bangkok Pattaya

A very sweet lady with Pothole in the background.

Chaweng beach Koh Samui

Koh Samui Chaweng beachAs you can see the photo quality is not so good in the early days of digital cameras. See the difference in the photo below which was scanned from a print.

Dining on Chaweng beach Koh Samui

Chaweng beachOne of the great pleasures of staying on Chaweng beach is having dinner on the beach and watching the sunset.

Nice butt in Koh Samui

David Herd Koh Samui

Jump forward to 2016 and see how Samui has changed.


New Years Eve in Pattaya

Bangkok Pattaya NYEWe left Koh Samui & headed to Pattaya for some New Years Eve action, here I am with Pothole the village idiot. 🙂 Bangkok Pattaya continued to be a regular destination for me right up until October 2011 when I finally left Australia & retired in Thailand.

                             Here are some more posts to check out
              Sydney                               Paris                                   Bangkok
Sydney Opera houseParis hotelGrand Palace Bangkok
               Tokyo                        Rio De Janeiro                        Budapest
TokyoCarla, what a girl. photo CopacabanabeachNov2003-128.jpgBuda Castle
           London                            Beijing                            Capetown
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             Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
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                              Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
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Pattaya webcam


That’s all folks

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Check out Koh Chang which is the 2nd largest Thai island after Phuket.

You may like to see my post on Krabi as well.

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