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.

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

November 21, 2014 by David Herd

It started in Bangkok

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya 2011 without any doubt was one of the best holidays I have ever had. Good friends & close family made it very special indeed. Here is a whole bunch of Herds plus Bjorn  from Germany who is Michael’s other half, my two lovely nieces Laura & Elyssa and my brother Warren.

Sadly we lost Bjorn early 2016 after he fought a long battle with cancer.

2011  was frantic, two trips to Thailand in January and July before moving there permanently on October 20th. Including visits to Krabi & the River Kwai. A few days in Langkawi Malaysia with my brother Warren. Sydney twice in September and October, then 3 weeks after settling in Thailand I was off to England for 3 weeks which included a road trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Fort William in the north of Scotland. All this coupled with clearing out all my worldly possession from my Gold Coast home before settlement on October 11. I am weary just writing about this frantic life changing year.

Nana Plaza Bangkok

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

What sort of uncle would expose his nieces to such a infamous sinful environment? His name is David Herd and I’m guilty as charged. 🙂

Beergarden Soi 7.

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

First night in Bangkok the games begin. 🙂

Massage to star the day

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

One of the great pleasures in Thailand.

MBK shopping mall with Tom.

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

Amazing who you run into in Bangkok. 🙂

LadyBoy delivery

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

We gave this LadyBoy 400 Baht to knock on Don’s hotel room and say “hello baby” when he opened the door. We were all hiding in the hallway trying not to laugh. After I got the photo Don sent her away. 🙂

Don sadly passed away on 30th May, 2016 after a long battle with cancer, RIP buddy.


The gang at the Sabai Resort

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

The girls bought the shirts, they claimed the captions matched our personalities.

Hard Rock hotel

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

Having fun at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.

Don, Nok, David and Bill at Sabai Resort

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

Don Wenham (RIP) from the Gold Coast, Bill Austin from Wiltshire & Nok from Thailand.

Ten Thailand travellers have dinner at Rimpa Lapin

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

Rimpa Lapin is a terrific beach-side Thai restaurant 30 minutes north of Pattaya.

Amari Hotel

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

A great spot to enjoy a cold beer.

Great photo at the Amari hotel

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

Bill Austin with Warren & his two daughters Elyssa & Laura.

Sunday lunch at the Mantra

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

I have lost count of the great Sunday lunches I have enjoyed with friends and family at the Mantra.

Alaskan crab at the Mantra

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

It does not get any better than this. 🙂

 

Coffee with the boys.

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

Bill Austin from Wiltshire, Denis Freemongrell from Oz, Don Wenham & Tony Murphy from The Gold Coast.

Pattaya Hilton

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

Great food and great friends.

Australia day at LK Metro

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

Bill with the girls at the Billabong Bar in LK Metro. Owned by an old friend of mine Greg Johnston. Greg actually sold the bar in 2014.

Billabong Dundee no doubt.

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

I have known Greg for over 30 years, he is keen to sell the bar/hotel and move to the country for a quieter life.

Exploitation at the Cherry Bar

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

What sort of uncle would encourage his niece to pole dance at a Thai beer bar? You guessed it, David Herd would. 🙂

Off to Rimpa Lapin

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

One of the terrific Pattaya beach-side restaurants.

Tom Yum soup at Rimpa Lapin

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

A big bowl for a little girl. 🙂

My favourite room 311 at the Sabai Resort.

Sabai Resort Pattaya

This is my favourite pool side room.

Don bought 20 watches to sell in Australia

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

Buying watches at Cosy Beach, genuine copies of course.

Don on the right sadly passed away on 30th May, 2016 after a long battle with cancer, RIP buddy.

Forget the watches I prefer this.

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

You gotta love those hot sexy Russian babes.

Even sexier from behind

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

Words fail me.

The beach club at the Pullman Hotel

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

Wongamat and Cosy beach are two great places to check out the Russian eye candy.

 

Centara Grand at Wongamat

Ten Thailand travellers visit Pattaya

 

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