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.

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Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Renovated Shopping Mall

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

 Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall is only five minutes from where I live so I am often there enjoying Starbucks or the many good restaurants.

Sichuan Restaurant

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

This is one of the many exotic restaurants at Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall.

Delicious food

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Reasonably priced & a little bit spicy as you can imagine. 🙂

Central bar surrounded by restaurants

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

The biggest problem is deciding where to eat, there are just so many choices.

I really like the hamburgers here.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Lots of choices between Thai or imported beef & totally delicious. 🙂

Thai cheeseburger

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

The cheeseburger is usually my choice, I really need to try some of the other varieties.

Strike up the band

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Most nights this band seems to be entertaining the customers.

Mango & sticky rice

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Always after a hamburger I must have this magnificent Thai delicacy. 

Fancy food trucks

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Mobile pop up restaurants add some colour & movement to the Marina forecourt.

Welcome sign is like a lighthouse.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

I often wonder why they call the mall Central Marina as it’s 500 meters from Pattaya Bay. 🙂

MK Restaurant

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Without a doubt MK is one of best Pattaya restaurants for value with a great selection of food. 

Dim Sum

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

The dim sum is my favorite closely followed by their roast duck & BBQ pork. My bill is usually under B400 or $15 aud. Take a look at their menu here.

Huge chandelier

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Quite spectacular hanging from the high ceiling in the front section of the mall.

Sushi Hina

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

 

One of the many Japanese restaurants at the Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall, along with Korean & Chinese.

There is even a Playboy Cafe

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

One of the first in a chain being opened in Thailand.

If you are a Playboy…

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

This is the place for you.

 Low cost food everywhere.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Lots of low cost food at Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall.

Another Japanese restaurant.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Japanese is certainly the dominant cuisine at Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall.

Just one year ago

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Here is how the centre looked.

The renovation took about 8 months.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

They worked 24/7 to finish the project.

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Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

 

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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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