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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Patpong-Road-Bangkok-night-market

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok is known as the cities original red light district. These days it is more popular as a night market, however many pole dancing & beer bars are still there. These days Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy are more popular so called entertainment areas.

Shop to you drop at Patpong Road Bangkok

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

I notice many of the items here are so much cheaper if you shop at Chinatown.

Patpong Road Bangkok

Patpong Road Bangkok

It was a Tuesday night and very quiet, perhaps it was a little early for the crowds at Patpong Road Bangkok.

Nice corner bar

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

Most of the bars are in the next street which runs parallel to this one.

Larry finds some company

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

Sadly I felt I had to point out his companion was actually a LadyBoy.

 Say no more

Patpong Road Bangkok

I’m guessing this is not a pet shop where you can buy a kitten, but then again what would I know?

No photos please.

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

I think she may be a little shy. 🙂

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

Happy hours and happy endings are always available in Patpong Road.

Happy hour in Patpong 1993

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Travelling from Europe to Australia in 1993 naturally I had to stopover in Bangkok for some R & R.


The Inn Saladaeng

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

A very nice little hotel a short walk to Patpong. You will get a very good rate if you book through this link.

The hotel is only a 10 minute walk to Cloud 47 one of Bangkok’s fabulous Sky Bars.

Bangkok burger company

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

Right next door to the hotel is this very good burger restaurant, good food and cold beer, but for some reason they don’t serve wine.

Wine Connection is the better option

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok A short train ride to Patpong and to will find the Wine Connection, an excellent restaurant.

Patpong Road Bangkok          Wine Connection Silom          Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

A very busy restaurant with a great selection of food and wine.

Street food stalls

Patpong Road Bangkok

Fresh vegetables Bangkok style.

Bangkok breakfast

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

There is no doubt Thai people have taken street food to an art form.

Sala Daeng skytrain station is about 200 meters from the main Patpong area. If you are travelling from Nana or Asoke on Sukhumvit you need to change trains at Siam station.

Fabulous street food

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

You can eat well here for around B50.

Lucky his friend is holding him

Patpong Road red light district Bangkok

I guess he just finished a hard days work so it’s time for a little nap.

Goodbye from Cloud 47

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Thanks folks for visiting my Patpong Road red light district 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.

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Beckington Trowbridge

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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