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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Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Terminal 21 & Centrepoint Hotel

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok is only one station or 10 minutes from where I stay in Soi 11 Nana. Asoke station is adjacent to Terminal 21 one of the many Bangkok shopping malls.

Rajadapisek Road

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

From the corner of Sukhumvit Rd, on the left is Terminal 21 & on the right is the Pullman Hotel. The first street on the right is the famous Soi Cowboy.

Asoke Montri Road

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok


Rajadapisek Road This is the other side of the intersection coming from Rajadapisek Road. The tall building in the centre on the 25th floor is where you can find one of Bangkok’s great sky bars, the Long Table.

Long Table Sky Bar Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

A great spot to watch the sunset. Photo credit AsiaWebDirect.


Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 The Asoke station has a direct walkway into Terminal 21.

Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok


The five star Pullman is in a great location, for a discounted room rate just book through THIS LINK.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Next door to Terminal 21 on Sukhumvit Road, book through THIS LINK for a great room rate.

Terminal 21 Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

A terrific location for shopping and eating.

Tony Roma’s

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Just step off the sky train & walk straight into the mall. Tony Roma’s ribs are famous world wide.

 Asoke comes alive at night

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Lots of action here at night plus traffic gridlock on Sukhumvit Rd around the busy intersection.

Every night on Sukhumvit Rd

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Forget taxis take the sky train. 🙂

Soi Cowboy 

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 Soi Cowboy is only a very short street with about 40 go-go bars, competing with Nana Plaza and Patpong Rd.        

Nana Plaza, Patpong Rd and Soi Cowboy are popular “so called” entertainment areas.

 Hemingway’s at Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 Another beloved expat bar and restaurant, Hemingway’s, shut its doors at the end of October 2016.  The land was purchased by Japanese developers who plan to build a 27-story hotel on the site that sits directly at BTS Asoke at the top of Sukhumvit Soi 14.

Such a shame to see it go.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Unlike in the US, the UK and  Australia, there are no laws in Thailand to protect historic buildings. If there were, this rare and gorgeous specimen would have been protected. Sadly the owners spent one million USD (THB35 million)  renovating the house and opening the restaurant just four years ago.

 Brewski at Radisson Blu Plaza

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Brewski sky bar on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably priced at B160, or $4.50 USD.

 You won’t see many white elephants in Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Here is two of them. 🙂

View from the Sofitel Sky Bar.


Looking down from the 32nd floor of the Sofitel Hotel.

Thanks for visiting my Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok photo blog.


When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here 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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The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.   

Holiday Inn


Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya


The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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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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