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.


Four Pattaya trips 2008

Sirocco Bangkok

Sirocco Bangkok

Four Pattaya trips 2008 as well as Bangkok and Krabi. Throw in Sydney, Singapore, Bali, New York, Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, Curitiba, Florianopolis and Balneario Camboriu. Certainly one of my greatest years for travel.

Please note, this is not part of my Travel Blog. It’s part of my personal history, check it out if you wish.

Sirocco Bangkok

Four Pattaya trips

My brother Warren & Yvonne Collier at Sirocco.

Centrepoint Hotel

Centrepoint Bangkok A nice hotel in a great location, close to the sky train and the Chao Phraya river.

Phung aka Cleopatra at Nana Plaza.

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My favourite Bangkok girl since 2001.

Big Dog Bar at Nana Plaza

  Four Pattaya trips Nic, Sharon and Rod Perin, (RIP).    

Nana Plaza   David Herd Thailand

John Secrets getting up close and personal. 🙂  

Elephant at Dynasty Hotel Soi 4 Nana

Four Pattaya trips

You really don’t see the elephants in the street anymore.

Honey Pot Pattaya with number 99

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Sadly the Honey Pot closed around 2012.

Cherry Bar Pattaya

  Four Pattaya trips Rod, Nick and I with our new watches. Sadly Ron on the left, passed away in 2011.  

Pattaya bay in 2008

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One thing that has not changed are the boats waiting for the Chinese tourists.

Sabai Resort next to Big C in 2nd Rd.

David Herd Thailand I stayed at the Sabai Resort for about 7 years until I moved to Pattaya in October 2011. It was and still is a great location.

On of my favourite girls visits me at the Sabai

  Four Pattaya trips Jan was absolutely gorgeous, she worked at the Cherry Bar from 2003 to around 2010.  

Here is Ice at the Sabai Resort  

Four Pattaya trips  I often wonder where she is now.

Notice the Holiday Inn being built in 2008.

Four Pattaya trips

The Holiday Inn opened in 2009.


Four Pattaya trips One of my favourite restaurants, for many years it was in Soi 3 before moving to Soi 1 opposite Markland. Sadly it closed in 2014.

Honey Pot in Soi 2

Four Pattaya trips Great times at the Honey Pot with Dennis and Nick, sadly in 2012 the club closed.

Beautiful Thai

 photo Honey Pot with Dennis amp Nick 8.jpg Did you pick it? The best looking ladyBoy I have ever seen, the guys just had to get a photo taken.

Pretty face in Pattaya

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There are not as many pretty faces now in 2016.

Seafood at the Mantra

Mantra photo Mantra in Pattaya 002.jpg Located at the Amari hotel is my favourite restaurant, every Sunday they have a fantastic brunch.

Walking St in daylight

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Such a difference during the day.

A little different at night

Walking St Pattaya

Lots of neon lights in Walking Street at night.

My favourite girl

Four Pattaya trips Jan has been my favourite Cherry Bar girl your quite a few years, what a beautiful face she has.

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A year or so later Jan found a sponsor and is now the mother of three.

Pattaya street kitchen.

Four Pattaya trips

Thai people have taken street food to an art form.

Cute Russian at Cosy Beach

Four Pattaya trips

The water looks nice. Water, what water? I don’t see any water. 🙂

Nick & Sharon

Four Pattaya trips My friends from the Gold Coast who love Thailand.

Nook at U Too Bar

Four Pattaya trips

The U Too bar moved up the road to Drinking Street. Thanks for visiting my Four Pattaya trips photo blog.
Pattaya webcam

That’s all folks

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Sydney Opera house        Paris hotel        Grand Palace Bangkok
               Tokyo                        Rio De Janeiro                        Budapest
Tokyo        Carla, what a girl. photo CopacabanabeachNov2003-128.jpg        Buda Castle
           London                            Beijing                            Capetown
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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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