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.


Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

A wonderful Bangkok food hall

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

 Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok is quite fantastic, smaller perhaps than other bigger malls close by however the quality and presentation is first class.

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

Central has several department store branches in Bangkok, Chidlom however is their flagship store and attracts many expats and “well to do” Thai shoppers.

BBQ duck is delicious at Four Seasons

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

It does not get much better than this, there is another branch just up the road at the Siam Paragon.

Four Seasons Central food hall Chidlom

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

So many great food choices here and so little time. 🙂

Did I mention the choices?

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

 The number of restaurant choices here is staggering, there are over 50 listed here, there are even cooking classes you can attend.

Catering for the Germans.

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

What a terrific display at this speciality Bavarian food stall, you just have to buy something.

The displays are so inviting

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

It really is a pleasure to shop or eat here, everything is presented beautifully.

The meat counter

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

Grab a trolley and shop till you drop. 🙂

For all you seafood lovers

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

A selection of salmon to die for, get your dose of amiga 3 here.

You will need some wine as well

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

If you can’t find something that suits you here you are just not trying. Wines from all the great regions of the world are on sale here.

Central wine celler

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

Many years ago in Sydney Australia I owned a liquor store, believe me it was nothing like you see here. In those days I would store my favourite reds until it was the right time to drink them and what an incredible difference that made.

I sometimes visit friends of mine in Australia who have a vineyard, now that is a lot of fun, follow this link to see what I mean.

Central food hall Chidlom

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

The Central seven story building is dwarfed by a number of modern buildings opposite on Sukhumvit road.

Thanks for visiting my Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok photo blog. Incidentally you can walk directly into the neighbouring Central Embassy which has  has one of the best cinema’s in Bangkok, plus many upmarket labels including Versace, Gucci, Prada,  Givenchy and many more, in other words it’s way above my pay grade. The architecture will knock your socks of. 🙂

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, above is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets.

I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington.

Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for “long term relationships” so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand.

What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :)

I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit.

Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ????

Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia.

Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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