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.

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

April 14, 2017 by David Herd

Incredible landscape

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine, nowhere else in the world have I seen colours similar to outback Australia. Red earth, blackened trees and a beautiful blue sky.

I took three Japanese students, Yukako, Megumi & Noriko & travelled from the Gold Coast in Queensland, through Broken Hill  NSW to Cooper Pedy on the first leg of our journey on the way to Uluru aka Ayers Rock.

Excitement

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

 The girls started clapping wildly when they saw the kangaroo sign so you can imagine how excited they were when they saw a live one.

Here we are in Coober Pedy

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

You know when you are near the town when you see all the mounds of dirt & gravel.

OK, what are we waiting for?

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

Let’s go & check out this underground village. 

My trusty Holden Commodore was our transport on our marathon journey all through the Australian Outback we traveled 7,300 kilometers  which was around 82 hours behind the wheel. 

Mini mountains everywhere

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 km north of Adelaide. The 2011 census showed its population was 1,695 (953 males, 742 females, including 275 indigenous Australians). The town is sometimes referred to as the “opal capital of the world” due to the quantity of precious opals that are mined there.

 Men at work

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

This was our first indication of work happening around the mines.

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

As you can clearly see not all the people live underground.

 Opal capital of the World

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

 There are quite a few opal shops, restaurants and a variety of accommodation ranging from four star to backpackers and caravan/camping areas.

Desert Cave Hotel

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

The hotel has rooms above ground and in underground caves, this relaxed hotel is a 14-minute walk from the Big Winch Lookout. For an excellent discount just book through THIS LINK.

Big Winch Lookout

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

 The famous historic Big Winch Scenic Lookout with 360 degrees view of the town.

Is this Coober Pedy art?

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

To be honest with you I have no idea what it is. 🙂

On the other hand….

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

This may well be the brother of “Tin Man” from The Wizard of Oz. 🙂

 On the subject of movies

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

This monster was apparently part of a movie set that has been abandoned and left here as a talking point.

 We have finished the first stage of our Journey.

Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine

 

Next stop is Uluru aka Ayers Rock.

Thanks for visiting my Blue Sky Red Earth Coober Pedy Opal Mine photo blog.

       

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Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

April 13, 2017 by David Herd

Road trip with Japanese students.

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia reminds me of the last frontier and a great road trip I took in 2003. Three Japanese students, Yukako, Megumi & Noriko & I travelled from the Gold Coast in Queensland, through Broken Hill  NSW to Coober Pedy in South Australia, a fascinating opal mining town where most of the population live in underground houses, then on to Ayers Rock and back home to the Gold Coast via Hervey Bay where we went whale watching. On our marathon journey all through the Australian Outback we traveled 7,300 kilometers  which was around 82 hours behind the wheel. 

The above photo is at Tenterfield on the New England Highway.

Peter Allen Motor Inn

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This famous Australian singer son writer was born in Tenterfield. For a discounted room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Listen to Peter sing one of his famous songs about the Tenterfield sadler.

The first stage

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

Across  NSW to South Australia.

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

Our first day on the road, we will overnight in Broken Hill.

Trades Hall in Broken Hill.

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

 The Trades Hall is Broken Hill’s most historically important building. 

Broken Hill in outback NSW.

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

Broken Hill over 1,100 km (680 mi) west of Sydney and  surrounded by semi-desert.

For a very good discount on a Broken Hill hotel just book through THIS LINK.

Typical outback building

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

 In the 19th and early 20th century Broken Hill was home to a community of Afghans. Afghans worked as camel drivers in parts of outback Australia, and they made a significant contribution to economic growth when transport options were limited. The camel drivers formed the first sizeable Muslim communities in Australia, and in Broken Hill they left their mark in the form of the first mosque in NSW (1891).

Wilmington South Australia

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

 Wilmington is a farming community, known for sheep, wheat and barley, but more recently for the planting of olive groves.

The general store

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

Wilmington is 305 kilometres north of the state capital, Adelaide.

This was at Byron Bay near the start of our journey.

Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia

Such lovely young girls,  Noriko Megumi & Yukako. Thanks for visiting my Surfers Paradise Road Trip South Australia photo blog. Next stop is Coober Pedy.

 

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Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

February 8, 2017 by David Herd

A personal photo collection, not a travel blog.

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles were regular stop off points for me between 1998 & 2005 on my way to Rio di Janeiro. My inspiration to pull out these old (poor quality early digital) photos came from watching Billy Bob Thornton in the series Goliath, which of course was shot in Santa Monica.

My great friend Denise McKay

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Denise was the main reason to stop in L.A., we met when she was living on the Gold Coast & continued our friendship for a number of years after she moved back to the U.S.A.

Venice Beach

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Sadly this mural is not there anymore however the photo remains a favourite of mine.

Denise dressed to blend in with the wall. 🙂

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

She is one of those ladies who always looks terrific,

Lunch at Fisherman’s wharf Marina Del Ray

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

We had the restaurant to ourselves. 🙂

At least it will wash of in a week or so.

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

The only tattoos I like are the ones that wash off. 🙂

 Rodeo Drive

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

I can’t remember where I parked my car.

Oh! here is is. 🙂

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Yellow matches my Mercedes Sports at home. 🙂

Wiltshire Boulevard

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Classy neighbourhood & classy lady. 🙂

 Back to Santa Monica

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Outside the New York Deli which was one of my favourite places to eat, sadly I believe it closed in 2010.

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles featuring the Central Garden at the Getty Center

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

There were more than 500 varieties of plants used in the landscaping of the Central Garden.

Patrezia from Salerno

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

We hooked up with this crazy Italian lady from Salerno, she was a lot ot fun. 🙂

Denise & Petrezia

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

We had a bit to talk about as it was only a year ago when I was in Salerno.

Farewell from Santa Monica in February 1999.

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Had a great time with Denise in Santa Monica now it was time to head to Rio di Janeiro for Carnival. Thanks for visiting my Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles photo blog.

             

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Contemplating life beyond 2000

February 6, 2017 by David Herd

A personal photo collection, not a travel blog.

Contemplating life beyond 2000

Contemplating life beyond 2000

Contemplating life beyond 2000 after just completing a huge around the world trip with Tony Murphy & John Martin aka Pothole. The fabulous trip began in November 1999 in Los Angeles then on to Miami, Mexico City, Bolivia, San Paulo, Rio di Janeiro, Salavador, Paris, Bangkok & finishing in  Koh Samui. 

Consequently I really expected 2000 to be a bit of a let down, after all how do you recover after a two month trip like that one?

The photo above was in Sydney for Pothole’s 50th birthday on February 1st. That’s our good mate Paul Slaughter with the glasses & the lovely Kathy who was Pothole’s girlfriend at the time. He was punching way above his weight as you can clearly see. 🙂

Sadly I was as well.

Contemplating life beyond 2000

Punching above my weight also with an Italian princess I met & fell for in Koh Samui.

What a smile

Contemplating life beyond 2000  

Her name was Barbara Manelli, however to me she will always be “Gypsy”.

Consequently in March I headed to Florence to see if there was any future pursuing this gorgeous creature. I soon found out that a brief tropical island fling was soon forgotten back in Italy. 🙂

Italy to Australia via Bangkok

Contemplating life beyond 2000

I figured there was only one way to fix a broken heart & that was a week in Bangkok on the way home. 🙂 

Pothole & I with Ian Rich

Contemplating life beyond 2000

We took my boat over to Main Beach to see Ian’s new condo.

View of Paradise waters from Ian’s condo the Grand Mariner.

Contemplating life beyond 2000

My apologies for the low quality photos, I was using my 1st 1.2 mega pixel digital camera. 🙂

Melbas on the Park

Contemplating life beyond 2000

The usual suspects, John Moon, Jim Bell aka “HO HO”, & John “Secrets” Sinclair. 

John Sinclair aka Secrets at Main Beach.

Contemplating life beyond 2000

Here is John with one of the gorgeous Main Beach waitresses.

The dreaded black list.

Contemplating life beyond 2000

Over the years Secrets has always had a black list of people who have been guilty of some indiscretion of which he has not approved of. I have been on & off the list a few times over the years, now in February 2017 I am, with quite a few others, most certainly firmly back on the list. Consequently to commemorate this honour I designed a T shirt & Pothole has arranged to have them printed. 🙂

Melbas was our favourite bar.

Contemplating life beyond 2000

Owned & run by Paul Allen a larger than life Gold Coast character, passed away far to young in 1013.

Celebrated my birthday at the Boardroom in Southport.

Contemplating life beyond 2000

Always a few sexy girls at the Boardroom which was owned & run by Malcolm Pearce.

Always a lot of fun

Contemplating life beyond 2000

As you can clearly see I was being totally dominated here. 🙂

 Skye from Launceston

Contemplating life beyond 2000

What a knockout, here we are having lunch at Melbas.

Let’s go back to Italy

Contemplating life beyond 2000

A flashback to March when my pursuit of the beautiful Gypsy crashed & burned. No that’s not really true, after Samui it never really got off the ground. 🙂

San Gimignano

Contemplating life beyond 2000

We did all the tourist things then I headed south to Rome to hook up with my friend Paul McNeil & Scooter Boy.

The Spanish Steps in Rome

Contemplating life beyond 2000

I hired a car & the 3 of us had a great road trip through Naples, Sorrento, Positano all the way down to Reggio in Southern Italy, the biggest city and the most populated comune of Calabria.

 Artist at work in Positano.

Contemplating life beyond 2000

We covered a lot of territory including Isle of Capri, this quickly became my favourite part of Italy until 2010 when I discovered the Cinque Terre. 🙂

Xmas lunch

Contemplating life beyond 2000

Tradition dictated we would gather at Melbas each year for a Xmas lunch, here we have Jim “Ho Ho” Bell, John “Secrets” Sinclair, David Herd & Tony Murphy.

Best ever Melbas barmaid

Contemplating life beyond 2000

Her name is Aurora & we all fell in love with her. 🙂

Family & friends come to visit

Contemplating life beyond 2000

My brother Warren & his wife Kerry with my cute little niece Laura. On the left is Chris Lockwood & his partner in happier times.

My best friend Ziggy

Contemplating life beyond 2000

We had lots of fun together, plus he was an excellent guard dog.

At the end of the day 2000 certainly was another good year.

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From the top left is Malvina from Paris, Rush from Thailand, & Kerry & Simone from Australia.

Thanks for visiting my Contemplating life beyond 2000 photo blog.                     

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World’s 30 tallest Skyscrapers

May 26, 2016 by David Herd

Burj Khalifa 01. World’s 30 tallest Skyscrapers

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 
World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

Shanghai Tower 02. (under construction)

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel 03.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 One World Trade Center 04. World’s 30 tallest Skyscrapers.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Taipei 101 05. World’s 30 tallest Skyscrapers.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

Shanghai World Financial Center 06. (left one)

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 International Commerce Centre 07.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

Petronas Tower 1 & 2 08.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Zifeng Tower 09.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

Located in Nanjing, China Height: 450 m 1,476 ft

Willis Tower 10.  (Formerly Sears Tower)

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Kingkey 100 11.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Guangzhou International Finance Center 12.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

Trump International Hotel and Tower 13.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Jin Mao Tower 14. (in front)

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Princess Tower 15. (the tallest one)

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Al Hamra Firdous Tower 16.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 2 International Finance Centre 17.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

23 Marina 18.  (tallest one)

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 CITIC Plaza 19.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

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World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Central Market Project 21. (under construction)

 

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

Empire State Building 22.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Elite Residence 23.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

Tuntex Sky Tower 24.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Central Plaza 25.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

Bank of China Tower 26.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 

 Bank of America Tower (NY) 27.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

 Almas Tower 28.

World's 30 tallest Skyscrapers

The Pinnacle 29.

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 SEG Plaza 30.

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Santa Cruz Bolivia South America

April 8, 2016 by David Herd

Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Santa Cruz Bolivia South America

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Santa Cruz Bolivia South America sits by the Pirai River in the lowlands east of the Andes Mountains. My little adventure took place in 1999 when I flew from Sydney via Las Vegas to Santa Cruz before visiting Iguazu falls. After the fabulous falls I met friends in Sao Paulo before heading for Rio de Janeiro.

It was 1999 and my first digital camera took rather poor photos.

How lucky was I?

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I was met at the airport by Dalia a gorgeous 23 yo Bolivian who I had met in a chat room on the internet. Actually I met her friend who could speak English which Dalia could not. So now you know the reason Santa Cruz was on my itinerary.

Dalia’s friend Coral

Santa Cruz Coral

 

Coral was the go-between for meeting Dalia.

Apologies again for the poor quality photos.

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Dinner in Santa Cruz with Coral and Dalia’s son Tony.

Three generations

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Everybody I met in Santa Cruz were such nice friendly people. Here is Dalia’s mother and son Tony.

Looking good

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Dalia looking very good in her orange bikini.

Typical Santa Cruz street

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Some parts of the city are quite modern, this however is not one of those parts.

Santa Cruz church

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Like most South American cities there are plenty of churches.


Going for lunch in Santa Cruz

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From memory I think I actually ate an Armadillo for lunch.

Dinner is served

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It’s certainly not the Ritz but from memory I think the food was OK.

Very friendly people

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Everybody was very friendly, many of the places my friends took me were off the beaten track.

Santa Cruz shops

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Some of the buildings were a little more modern.

Another friend

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Here is Kelly Caballero anther gorgeous girl I had met online before I began my great adventure. I still see her on Facebook now in 2016.

Back to Dalia

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After my little diversion with Kelly Dalia & I made plans to head for Brazil.

Santa Cruz Bolivia South America

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Ok let’s get a passport and a ticket for the death train. The “death train” (so named because of its history in transporting Yellow Fever victims) runs on bumpy tracks from Santa Cruz to Corumbá on the Brazilian side.

 Catching some shut-eye on the Death Train.

Amazing Iguazu Falls Brazil

Dalia sleeping peacefully on the way to Quijarro.

 The frontier

Amazing Iguazu Falls Brazil

After leaving the train we walked across the border then took a taxi to the Brazilian immigration office, and that’s where my problems began. I was suspicious when they had my passport and wanted to see a credit card to ensure I had enough money to exist on in Brazil. I knew I was in trouble when they went to another room and came back 5 minutes later to give me my passport and credit card back.

Sure enough a week later my credit card was cancelled as there had been $14,000 spent on it all over Brazil. Everything was sorted out when I returned to Australia and I received a replacement card.

Thanks for visiting my Santa Cruz Bolivia South America photo blog.

Farewell my sweet Bolivian princess.

Amazing Iguazu Falls Brazil

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Travel tips five fabulous countries

August 30, 2015 by David Herd

David Herd is the FiveStarVagabond

Travel tips five fabulous countries

Travel tips five fabulous countries

Travel tips five fabulous countries feature some of my favourite places, many people may think I’m a bit of a dinosaur & perhaps I am, however I don’t know any other person who has travelled more than I during the last 30 years. Therefore I hope can provide you with a few ideas on where to go for your next holiday.

I’ll list the 5 countries in alphabetical order rather than by personal preference.

 Australia

Travel tips five fabulous countries

The home of my birth and a country that offers a huge diversification of incredible travel destinations. Most people find it difficult to grasp the size of this great country, don’t make the mistake of trying to cover too much in 3 or 4 weeks, better to come back another time.

Sydney is the most spectacular city but don’t forget Perth and Adelaide both wonderful cities also. Then of course there is the Gold Coast in Queensland with it’s wonderful weather and beautiful beaches.

For a good budget hotel in Sydney just book through this link. Broadbeach is the best place to stay on the Gold Coast, here is a very good value apartment block in a perfect location.

Three suggestions

Sydney                           Great Ocean Rd                            Outback

Travel tips five fabulous countries

Brazil Travel tips one of the five fabulous countries

Travel tips five fabulous countries

Bigger and more diverse than Australia I have enjoyed 8 visits to the wonderful country. Rio de Janeiro is fabulous however there is so much more to see. Apart from Rio my favourite places are Praia de Pipa, Paraty, Iguazu Falls & Florianoplis.

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Camboriu                                 Rio’s beaches                         Fortaleza           

Travel tips five fabulous countries

Since 2004, the blocos have exploded and now there are now nearly 300 blocos with over 40 new ones appearing for the 2007 Carnaval.  The first blocos started only a little over ten years ago. This is the heart of theStreet Carnival” which includes the greater likelihood of locals playing percussion instruments with their friends at their favorite hangout as well as  the Bandstands and the many Parades of downtown’s Rio Branco Avenue. These events are inclusive and practice for the musicians begins months before the Carnaval and the parades do not end until Sunday of the following weekend.

Croatia is a must for travellers  here are Travel tips five fabulous countries

Travel tips five fabulous countries

It was March 2005 before I finally made it to this fascinating country, the photo above is the coastal city of Split. I travelled by bus between the major cities to see more of the actual country. I had a terrific 2 bedroom apartment in a great location for only $50 per night, book through this link.

Next door is Bosnia so make sure you also visit the wonderful city of Mostar.

Split                               Dubrovnik                              Zagreb

Travel tips five fabulous countries

In Zagreb I stayed at the excellent hotel Dubrovnik overlooking the Main Square you see above, it was a perfect location with good wifi. Marc van Bloemen owner of Karmen apartments in Dubrovnik was the perfect host, he  a friendly Englishman who will point you in the right direction for restaurants, tours & places of interests, he also has a great knowledge of Dubrovniks history.

United Kingdom

Travel tips five fabulous countries

So many places to see & so much history. I travel there most years making London my base, then visit cities & towns all over the country either by train or car. Apart from London some of my favourite places are Brighton, Bath, Glasgow & Bradford on Avon. The photo above is Gold Hill is a steep cobbled street in the town of Shaftesbury in the English county of Dorset.

London pubs                          Lands End                            Hyde Park

Travel tips five fabulous countries

Travel tips. Great Britain has an excellent rail service, save up to 80% by booking your ticket before you arrive, just click here. London Underground’s Piccadilly Line provides the most cost-effective rail route between Heathrow Airport and the capital, so look for accommodation around Earl’s CourtGloucester Rd or Knightsbridge. For more information click here.

France

Travel tips five fabulous countries

 Where do you start Paris or Monte Carlo, the choices are endless in this wonderful country. One of my favourite holidays was based in Breil Sur Roya a small village in the mountains near the Italian border just north of Menton. From here I was able to explore many medieval French & Italian villages as well as the fabulous French Riviera. The Roya river runs through town and is open to trout anglers from March to September. Part of the trout run is reserved for fly-fishing. Trout anglers share the river with white water rafters, another popular local sport.

Saorge                                  St Tropez                              Versailles

Travel tips five fabulous countries

Chateau de Versailles Paris is a  fabulous destination which made my bucket list as soon as I saw the Woody Allen movie “Midnight in Paris”. When the Château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a wealthy suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometres southwest of the French capital.

Italy

Travel tips five fabulous countries

My favourite European Country by a long shot. The food, the wine, the crazy drivers who park anywhere, there is so much to see & do it’s hard to know where to start. Rome, Florence, Venice there are so many great cities, however if I had to pick two favourites they would be Sam Gimignano and the Cinque Terre.

Florence                              Lake Como                              Portofino

Travel tips five fabulous countries

Travel tip, take a wonderful one hour walk from Santa Margherita. The homes are truly magnificent,  prepare yourself for a great experience when you arrive at the beautiful waterfront village of Portofino. The buildings, the boats, the restaurants, it’s all there. Just make sure you have your credit card and a wallet full of Euros. For the budget minded like myself it makes more sense to stay at Santa Margherita and visit Portofino on foot or by ferry. The Lido Palace is on the beach if you want to go upmarket, my hotel was one block back and reasonable priced, with free car parkingThe Mediterraneo.

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Magic Marble Mountain Vietnam

July 24, 2015 by David Herd

Beautiful statues

Marble Mountain Vietnam

Marble Mountain Vietnam

 

 Marble Mountain Vietnam where the statues are hand carved by certified and regulated stone mason artists. These artist begin a lifelong apprenticeship from a very young age and spend their life learning the trade.

 Huge statue

Marble Mountain Vietnam

 

 Mined from the famous Marble Mountain, in Vietnam, the premium marble offers quality and colours that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Plus the skill of the Vietnamese ensures a wonderful product.


 

Many beautiful statues

Marble Mountain Vietnam

 

I had to stop myself from sending a whole container home. TripAdvisor rate Marble Mountain 2nd out of 97 things to do in Danang.

Marble Mountain Vietnam

Marble Mountain Vietnam

 

 The stone carving village of Dong Hai, located next to the Marble Mountains in Vietnam is famous for traditional stone engraving and stone-cutting craft.

A Vietnamese Venus de Milo

Marble Mountain Vietnam

 

The statues here are rather extraordinary, all shapes and sizes. 

Bangkok to Danang

Marble Mountain Vietnam

 

There are about seven low cost flights per week from Bangkok to Danang, it only takes around 90 minutes.

Tiger on the prowl

Marble Mountain Vietnam

 

This guy is a rather mean looking beast. It reminds me of a funny story of my brush with a tiger in Chiang Mai, check out THIS LINK for the full story.

David Herd at Marble Mountain

Marble Mountain Vietnam

 

Thanks for visiting my Marble Mountain Vietnam post, please have a look at some more posts if you have the time. For great hotel rates simply use this link.    

         Hoi An, midway between Hanoi & HCMC, fly into Danang take a taxi south, on the way make sure you visit Marble mountain.

               

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Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

July 24, 2015 by David Herd

White sand & a bright blue ocean

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 

 Beautiful China Beach Vietnam is in Da Nang, a port city along the coast of the South China Sea. While there is not a great deal in the city in terms of restaurants and bars at the moment, Da Nang has been targeted for massive investment by both the government and private companies alike, and is tipped to be a major destination for both tourism and commerce.

Beach Vendors

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 

Although I was last there in 2003 I’m sure nothing has changed with the persistent beach vendors. They do not like taking no for an answer and there is really no escape from them.


Everything is for sale

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 

John Martin aka Pothole examining the merchandise.

Two Americans

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 

We met two nice Americans on the beach and had lunch together washed down with some cold beers. Notice my Lee Child novel close by. 🙂

For a great hotel rate just book through THIS LINK.

Shelter from the sun.

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 In more recent history, Danang is best-known for its role in the American Vietnam War. The Danang Airbase was a major American airbase, used both by the Americans and the South Vietnamese. Nearby China Beach, named after its beautiful china-white sand, was home to the 510th Evacuation Hospital, where wounded American soldiers would come to recover. China Beach itself was an American in-country R&R spot, nicknamed the “Five and Dime”. The Vietcong, meanwhile, had their own hospital surprisingly close by in the caves of the Marble Mountains.

 Beautiful Vietnamese face

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 

My travelling partner John Martin aka “Pothole” was a bit of a lunatic, he is an excellent reason for travelling alone. 🙂

I forget what the young girl was selling however I just had to capture that beautiful face.

Marble Mountain

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 

If you find yourself travelling from Da nang to Hoi An make sure you visit Marble Mountain.

China Beach Vietnam

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 

 China Beach Vietnam is a great place to relax however I would suggest you stay at Hoi An which is only 45 minutes away by taxi.

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 


Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

 Who needs people when you have beautiful white sand & a bright blue ocean. 🙂

David Herd at China beach.

Beautiful China Beach Vietnam

Thanks for visiting my Beautiful China Beach Vietnam travel page, one of my favorite places in Vietnam, however the image that sticks in my mind most of all are the beautiful faces of the people and their children in this amazing country. Have a look at some of my other Vietnam posts.

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Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

July 11, 2015 by David Herd

Atlantic Bar Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya for last 15 years has been one of my regular watering holes. Here are many of the interesting people & staff who have enjoyed it with me. The photo above is 2003 with the lovely Aew.

This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection of 15 years at the Atlantic bar.

July 2003 Aew

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

It’s hard to believe that was 14 years ago.

Triple treat in 2003

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

On the left is my friend Nok in November 2003, we finally got together in January 2011.

Here is Nok in 2011

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Funnily enough Nok left the bar had a little baby and in early 2016 was back there working again.

 The bar in July 2003

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

The bar has been extended, it is now 50% larger.

June 2005

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

There have been many beautiful girls working at Atlantic over the years.

John Sinclair aka Secrets in June 2005

Sexy babes Atlantic Bar Pattaya

  John wants to know what time can he start having fun?

Her name is Mint

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

What about those rosy cheeks?

December 2005

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

All that money around her neck means she is having a birthday.

December 2005

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

    Her name is Dah, a silly mate of ours Pothole, aka John Martin bought her a new nose & boobs & fathered 2 children with her, now in 2018 they are 10 and 8 years old. Naturally the liaison failed after several years of mayhem & war, and now he pays a fortune to educate and look after them. Is it any wonder we call him Pothole?

John  Sinclair aka Secrets & Joergen Ulitzer

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

December 2005 and the boys are having fun, now in 2015 John is living happily in Bangkok while Joerg languishes in a Hong Kong prison on a drug smuggling charge. November 2015 and charges against Joerg have been dropped.

September 2006

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  What a gorgeous young girl Ying is, a smile to die for. 🙂

Just pop out on the street if you are hungry

Sexy babes Atlantic Bar Pattaya

Thai people have taken street food to an art form.

And the beat goes on.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  This is September 2006, check out another Thai post here.

Sept 2006, Stollies for me please

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Most of the time I drink Jack Daniel’s however now & then I go for Stollies.

February 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

 Ian Pinniger, Ooy, John Sinclair and Cate, sadly Ian passed away in March 2009 after losing a long fight against cancer.

Sean Fenton and Anne February 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  Sean Fenton hails from Townsville and married this lovely lady who now lives like a queen with Sean a a tribe of children.

This is Ooy in February 2007.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

    Check out the rest of my 2007 Thai trip here.

June 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  Here are my friends Hamish Elton and John Sinclair at the Atlantic in 2007.

Atlantic sharpshooters 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Most of these girls are very good pool players.

August 2007 Trevor and Paul

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  With the iconic neon palm in the background that sadly now in 2015 it’s not there any more.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

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.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.

Two friendly lads from Hawaii November 2011

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

    Happy guys loving their time in Pattaya.


August 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

   Trevor, Jeff Gill and John Sinclair aka”Secrets” .

August 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  August 2007, Dennis aka the Hyena, John Sinclair and Jeff Gill.  More from 2007 here.

April 2008

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

My good friends from the Gold Coast Nick and Sharon in April 2008.   I had four trips to Thailand in 2008.

May 2010 a gathering of golfers

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

This bunch of guys used to regularly drink at the Atlantic bar every Friday night. The could tell you (and did) in detail about every shot they hit that day. 🙂 I spent a fascinating week in Yangon with them in 2013, they played golf every day, I played once. 🙂

May 2010 with Nok

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  More photos and information on 2010 here.

A proposal December 2011

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

In December 2011 with Jom I made the following proposal.

The proposal

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

 

Sabai Resort

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

For eight years from 2004 the Sabai Resort was my hotel of choice, even now I book most of my friends in as it is such great value, especially if you book through this Agoda link.

 Bill Austin, Don Wenham & Porn in January 2011

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Bill from Wiltshire  has visited Pattaya 3 times however Don from Australia was not too impressed. Sadly Don passed away in 2016 after a long battle with cancer, RIP old buddy.

 January 2011, more happy customers.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  Check out this link for one of my 2011 posts on our fantastic holiday in Pattaya.

January 2011.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  Here is my second post of 2011 in Thailand.

January 2011, Porn.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

I last saw Porn from a distance in 2014 with a young baby and a farang, so obviously she found a way out of the bar. 🙂

February 2012

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  My good friend Dave Wylie who I originally met in Rio de Janeiro. Dave now live in Crescent City California.

Bar gets a face-lift April 2012

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

The bar is now 50% larger.

January 2013, the boys from Wiltshire.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Here is my post covering my life in Pattaya in 2013.

2013 with Trevor and Bobby

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

I do miss the regular Friday nights with these fanatical golfers.

 July 10 2015

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Annie has a terrific smile.

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Bar extension July 2015

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic took over the bar next door and increased their size by 50%.

Kiwi Bill & Aussie Hamish

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Friday night drinks.

August 7 2015 Phil Barkin & Hamish Elton

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Phil was originally from New York and now lives in Manila.

September 2nd 2016

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Athos, Porthos and Aramis, no you are mistaken. It’s not the 3 musketeers, it’s Hamish Elton, Mark Yagalla & David Herd at the Atlantic Bar.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya September 2016

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Right opposite Atlantic is a soapy massage if you feel hot & bothered. 🙂

New Years Eve 2016 at Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Steve “Jumbo” Reade having a ball at the Atlantic Bar.

 Atlantic girls

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

They all looked terrific, dressed to kill. 🙂

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The A team January 22 2017.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

From the left we have Joerg Ulitzka, Steve Reade aka Jumbo, Pothole aka John Martin, David Herd & Bill Curtis.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

I prefer the bar when it’s quiet. 🙂

Aussie geriatrics

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya I’m with Stingy, Hunjadi & Chocs, combined ages of 272 years. 🙂

Mimi & Stefan

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya Stefan with his gorgeous gran-daughter Mimi, he believes it’s never too early to train them on the pole. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Finally Stefan married the love of his life in August 2018. 🙂

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya What a fabulous photo.

A bunch of Aussies Sept 2018

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya David Robertson aka Chocolates, David Herd, Richard Blair aka Stingy, & John Mangan aka Mango.

Drinks with Mark Yagalla

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya This young guy has led a very interesting life, hit Google & see for yourself. 🙂

More bloody Aussies. 🙂

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya Bill Perry from the Gold Coast, Sean Fenton from Cairns, Greg Clee originally fro Sydney & Neville Groves from Townsville.

For a discounted hotel rate with free WiFi in Pattaya or anywhere in the world, just book through THIS LINK

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  Adelaide 1972                 Iron Bar Freddy               Sydney 2006

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Thailand 2008                Gold Coast Babes               World trip 2003

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             Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                  through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
Free Cancellation. 
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 That’s all folks
1g Duck
 
 
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 Soi Cowboy                  Nana Plaza                    Patpong

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