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.


Next Best Bar Pattaya

Soi 8 Pattaya party street

Next Best Bar Pattaya

Next Best Bar Pattaya

Next Best Bar Pattaya & Best bar are side by side in Soi 8 one of Pattaya’s best known party streets. If you want to be close to these bars right upstairs is the Baron Beach hotel, very convenient indeed.

Best bar has had same owner for over 25 years.

Next Best Bar Pattaya Owned named Sven who everyone calls Seven. 🙂

Best Bar Soi 8

Next Best Bar Pattaya A nice casual atmosphere with good service.

Next Best Bar Pattaya 

Next Best Bar PattayaRecently purchased right next door.

Next Best Bar Pattaya

Next Best Bar Pattaya Next Best Bar Pattaya or Best Bar, take your pick between the two. 🙂

The Usual suspects

Next Best Bar Pattaya From the left we have Hamish, myself, Por, Brad & Pete. As the Kinks sung in 1966, we were just lazing on a sunny afternoon. 🙂


BBQ lunch

Next Best Bar Pattaya Wild boar steak from a farm up country owned by Sven.

Best Bar Pattaya

Next Best Bar Pattaya From the left we have Sven aka Seven, his brother Pete who managers the bars & Hamish Elton who is a legend in his own lunchtime. 🙂

Hotel is right above the bars.

Next Best Bar Pattaya For an excellent room rate with free cancellation just book through THIS LINK.

Nice rooms at the Baron Beach Hotel.

Next Best Bar Pattaya Book now & pay later + free cancellation if you change your mind. Simply use THIS LINK & only pay around $50 AUD per night.

Fabulous mural

Next Best Bar Pattaya Hamish took this photo on his Google phone.

Farewell from Brad, David & Hamish.

Next Best Bar Pattaya Thanks for visiting my Next Best Bar Pattaya photo blog.

Follow THIS LINK for more action on Soi 8.

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             Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                  through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
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A-One hotel on Beach Road

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For a great room rate at the A-One hotel opposite the beach just book through THIS LINK.               


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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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