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.


November storm damages Pattaya Beach

Groundhog day

November storm damages Pattaya Beach

November storm damages Pattaya Beach

November storm damages Pattaya Beach again. It’s a perennial problem, the water rushes down the sloping narrow streets from 2nd Rd & the Beach Rd drains & gutters can’t cope with the huge volume.

Within minutes Pattaya disappears. 🙂

November storm damages Pattaya Beach From blue sky to this only takes 5 to 10 minutes. 

Opposite Soi 6 the sand washes into the bay.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach As I said earlier the narrow streets slope down hill from 2nd Rd & turn into mini rivers.

Bottom of Soi 2 opposite the A-One Hotel.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach Same story here the water rushes down Soi 1 & 2. for a discounted room rate with free cancellation just book through THIS LINK.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach

November storm damages Pattaya Beach The morning after reveals the damage to the newly restored beach.

The drains & gutters can’t cope

November storm damages Pattaya Beach The volume of water in such a short time is quite incredible.

The locals have seen this hundreds of times.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach I have no idea what the solution is, perhaps officials should investigate hoe Singapore handle their downpours.

It doesn’t deter the Chinese tourists

November storm damages Pattaya Beach They line up every day to go para-sailing & to visit Koh Larn, however in recent months the numbers seem to be down around 40%

Right opposite Soi 6.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach Life in Soi 6 will go on as usual, take a look at THIS LINK for an example.

Most of the beach is not effected.

November storm damages Pattaya Beach I’m guessing about 85% of the beach escaped any damage. I imagine around 11 pm tonight a couple of bulldozers will arrive to repair the damage. Thanks for visiting my November storm damages Pattaya Beach photo blog. Check out Pattaya 24/7 on my webcam below.

My friend Hamish had just finished a lesson at Baku Golf Centre which is the first indoor golf centre of its kind in Pattaya when the storm moved in & forced him to be stranded. Check out his great photos of the flooding on THIS LINK.

 Zagreb Croatia                      Rio de Janeiro                  Brisbane River 

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     Koh Samui                                   Korea                                  London

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         Bangkok                                   Osaka                                     Pattaya

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             Chiang Mai                      Pattaya                      Chao Phraya river

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Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

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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