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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Freeway Hotel restaurant AFL football

Private box at the Sydney Cricket Ground

freeway hotel restaurantFreeway Hotel restaurant AFL football was my entertainment before flying to Brazil. The entertainment was so good I missed my plane & had to book for the day after. My old friend Peter Hesky owns the Freeway hotel & like myself is a fanatical AFL Sydney Swans fan. He shuns publicity so I’m sure when one of his whistle blowing friends sees this post they will alert him & I will get an e-mail requesting changes. My message is don’t waste your time, this is my life history & it stays. 🙂

However being a generous man I have included links back to the Freeway Hotel to help his traffic. 🙂

As you will see towards the end of this post we have had some great private functions at Peter’s hotel & the food provided is absolutely the very best as was the service.

Here is the man himself

Sydney Cricket GroundPeter Hesky & Joyce Weir, I first met Joyce in 1981 & Peter in 1976.

Long time friend now living in Adelaide Roger Williams.

Sydney Swans SCGRoger & I had some very wild times knocking around Sydney for a decade or so from the late 70s, he also moved to QLD a little after I in 1987.

Roger Williams Anne Lacey & Warwick Robinson

freeway hotel restaurantI have known Roger & Warwick for 30 years & Anne for 20.

I’m with Steve Bates & Peter Hesky

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All rugged up for the footy.

What a fabulous city

Sydney AustraliaI was born & raised in the beautiful city & still get goose bumps every time I fly back over Sydney.

Jock Granger with one of his fine collection.

E-Type JaguarJock is a retired Qantas flight attendant who’s passion is collecting beautiful motor vehicles.

Another incredibly busy year for travel including Belem at the mouth of the mighty Amazon , Fortaleza on the north coast of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Cabo Frio & another great trip to Tuscany & Portofino.

Two trips to Sydney including a wedding & terrific family Xmas plus one trip to Melbourne for an AFL weekend. Yes, 2006 was another great year.

 Sea Treasure Chinese restaurant at Crows Nest

Sea Treasure seafoodSea Treasure is one of my favourite restaurant on the north side of the harbor.

Freeway hotel restaurant

freeway hotel restaurantCheck out the Lobster mornay at the Freeway, lobster, I don’t see any lobster. 🙂

What about the prime rib of beef?

freeway hotel restaurant prime ribAs I said earlier the food we had at the freeway hotel restaurant was absolutely fantastic.

The view at the Freeway is fantastic.

freeway hotel restaurantThe food was so good extreme measures were used at the Freeway hotel restaurant to take our mind off eating. 🙂

Eye candy at The Freeway Hotel restaurant

Freeway Hotel restaurantI’m with Peter Hobbs & one of the cute waitresses at the Freeway Hotel restaurant.

 Jock Granger & Warwick Robinson at the Freeway Hotel

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Two very happy guys looking forward to the food and wine.

Steve Bates can’t handle the pressure

Rack of lamb freeway hotel restaurantIt seems like the wonderful rack of lamb was a bridge too far for Steve Bates.

Do you like my tattoo Peter?

freeway hotel restaurant tattooTattoo, what tattoo? I can’t get my eyes off your knockers. 🙂

Drop your arms for the camera dear.

sexy babe freeway hotel restaurantWarwick is doing a reasonable impersonation of Dr Evil.

What a shame I’m flying to Brazil tomorrow.

fantasy freeway hotel restaurantOtherwise we could have spent the night together, got up early for breakfast, then begin looking for furniture for our new apartment before visiting a jeweler to buy an expensive ring for you.  (A guy can dream can’t he?)

Oooh! it’s so hot in here.

freeway hotel restaurantHer name was Lola she was a showgirl, does that line sound familiar?

David Herd Peter Hesky Steve Bates & Warwick Robinson.

David Herd Freeway Hotel restaurant

As you can see we had a great time at the Freeway Hotel restaurant  & Peter Hesky was the perfect host. Check out the slideshow for a little more exposure.

 


You have seen 2006, now check out 2007.

 

Click here for a flashback to my life in 1997.

 

                          What a great year for travel in 2015                  

                 Istanbul                  Budapest                        London

Galeta Tower     St. Stephen's Basilica       Walkie Talkie London    

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan        Dubrobnik cable car        David Herd Thailand                     

                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan        Main Square Zagreb       Vung Tau

           

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That’s all folks

David Herd Thailand

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. :)

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