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.

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Pattaya Arts Festival Beach Rd 2017

Pattaya Arts Festival Beach Rd 2017

Pattaya Arts Festival Beach Rd 2017

 Pattaya Arts Festival Beach Rd 2017 is another of the “never ending” promotions designed to attract tourists to this popular beach side resort. The city council are to be congratulated for their efforts in providing entertainment all through the year.

Big bright colourful paintings

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A fun collection painted by Pattaya’s freelance artists.

Beach Babe

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 The festival theme is “New Sense”, The Sense of Art,  which is the sense beyond our five natural senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell.

Happy faces on the beach

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The beachfront exhibition is more than a kilometre long from North Pattaya to Central Pattaya.

Skateboarding

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I’m guessing some of these people may have started out as graffiti artists. 🙂

Beach sculptures

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Not just paintings some nice sculptures as well.

I rather like this one

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Part turtle, part dog & pat bug I think. 🙂 

This one is nice as well

Pattaya Arts Festival Beach Rd 2017

There certainly is some talent here.

 A banana I think

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Or perhaps a banana bout that takes people screaming around the bay. 🙂

Introducing Snake Lek, whoever that is?

 

Pattaya Arts Festival Beach Rd 2017

Street artists invited to take part in the festival are Alex face (Thailand), Mue BON (Thailand), Gong (Thailand), A.m.p. (Thailand), Bonus (Thailand), GohM (Thailand), The Yok and Sheryo (Australia), Beejoir (U.K.), The London police (Netherlands), Ben Eine (U.K.), Ox-Alien and Edo Rath (Netherlands), Emmanuel Jarus (U.K.), Jace (France), Dotmasters (U.K.) and Shinny and Himbad and Code (U.K.).

Interesting shapes

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They really look like American Indian tepees without the canvass. I not too sure what the bales of hay signify.

Pattaya Arts Festival Beach Rd 2017

Baby Boy

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I’m guessing the painter may have just become a father. 🙂

Tribute

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A Tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

An excellent weekend art show & tribute to the late King.

Pattaya Arts Festival Beach Rd 2017

Congratulations to the organisers & many thank for visiting my Pattaya Arts Festival Beach Rd 2017 photo blog.

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Pattaya Hilton

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This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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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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