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.


Pattaya beer music sexy Soi 6

Soi 6 Pattaya

Pattaya beer music

Pattaya beer music
Pattaya beer music sin sex, it’s all here in Soi 6. Only a short walk from my Condo surprisingly I rarely go there. I find it too noisy & too many LadyBoys are there plying their trade. Sometimes however it is a lot of fun watching the madness with good friends and cold beer.

Pattaya beer music LadyBoys

Pattaya beer music

I suppose there my be many people who would think this is a girl, but to any one living here it is obviously a man.

Soho bar Soi 6 

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The girls are waiting for a hansum man. 🙂

 Big night ahead in Soi 6

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Reasonably quite during the daylight hours this famous street comes to life after dark.

Soi 6 is not known for top shelf babes

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In fact in my opinion the majority are rather average. However this no way detracts from the fun & the non stop action in Pattaya’s most notorious Soi.

Three Aussies & one Norwegian

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I can’t keep up with these wild lads.

  Soi 6 waiting for a handsome man.

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There will be one along soon. 🙂

Food vendors bringing lunch.

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The street vendors looking to make a buck or two.

 Lovely elf on Soi 6

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This is Nana from Bangkok the ex fiancée of one of my Aussie friends.

Photo shoot

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I can spot at least two LadyBoys here.

Very glamorous

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Dressed to kill. 🙂

Hamish & I watching the parade

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Not many streets in Thailand as interesting as Soi 6.

Pattaya beer music in Soi 6

Pattaya beer music


Probably Pattaya’s 2nd most famous Street after Walking St.

Does he know it’s a LadyBoy?

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I’m betting the answer is yes, well to each his own I guess.

Night falls on Soi 6

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Out come the women & the werewolves. 🙂

Pattaya beer music, let the games begin

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And the game plan is?

 The signs say it all

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Lots of happy days to be had in Soi 6.

Pook bar LadyBoys

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They looks like a tough group of guys to me. 🙂

Sunday July 19 2015

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 My day began with an innocent glass of champagne at midday at the Mantra Restaurant & Bar, and ended 11 hours later in Soi 6 with an ungainly nosedive onto the road leaving Saigon Lady. I blame Hamish Elton & Todd J Fox for keeping me captive and forcing copious amounts of beer, wine, Jack Daniels & Sambuca down my throat, all against my will of course.

Down but not out

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I’m lucky I didn’t break my bloody neck.

Being led into temptation

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I’m under extreme pressure here trying to resist temptation. 🙂  

Soi 6 hustler

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This little guy would be as cunning as they come.

The dude in Soi 6

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Is that cool hand Luke?

Saigon girl

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Another pretty face in Soi 6.

 Todd, Matt,David and Hamish

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Watching Wimbledon on one screen and the cricket on another.

Sinister Soi 6

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This photo just reminds me of a very sinister scene. 🙂

Dusk in Soi 6

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The sun goes down and the action begins.

Scooters bar opened 2016

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A very good addition to Soi 6, a little more upmarket than many others.

Shopping for a new dress

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Only 100 Baht each.

Standard message

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I no work bar, I wait for you in village.  

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

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Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

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Here is a TripAdvisor review on one of the well known Soi 6 bars;


5 of 5 starsReviewed 9 October 2014


I have been here loads of times over the years , what impresses me the most is the owners desire to look after his guests , regardless of whether or not you are a regular here or it’s your first visit he does look after his guests . There i was drinking away , minding my own business and a huge platter of sandwiches were being passed around , on another occasion i was off on a trip to ban chang and before we left chris ( the owner ) passed a carrier bag with beers in it !!!!! . There are thousands of bars in Pattaya , but there are only a handful of bar owners who have grasped the concept of looking after your guests , you will visit once and then you will realise what i am saying is true ……. even better , he ‘s a good lad ……. cos he is from Yorkshire ……. well what are you waiting for …….. off ya pop !! . By the way you are wasting your time talking about football with him , he knows bugger all about it ……… he is a Leeds Utd fan


Visited March 2014


  Here is Soi Cowboy in Bangkok for more bright lights


Cheap places to eat in Pattaya


Check out Pattaya beach Road


Here is the famous LadyBoy show


Meanwhile just a few streets away,


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.


  1. Hi,
    Good to read about your experience of your “life travelling” I have been to Thailand a couple of times because of “stop over” and holidays/dentist appointment and found it is pretty nice !! I am probably going over again for holiday/dentist this year and want to stay in Pattaya for a while and check it out for “maybe” finding a place to “retired” to (just like you) So if you are around I would like to meet you and buy you a beer and ask a few question, if that’s ok ?
    Michael in NZ

    • Sure Michael, let me know when you are coming. If you send me the dates I will recommend a couple of hotels for you to look at.

  2. Hi David…just reading your blog …my dad ( the late phillip snowball ) spent many years in Thailand pattaya…spent many many times in jack tar bar being one of his favourites…I know ow that bruce ran it when dad was alive he passed away in Dec 2010…but was just looking to find if there were anybody that knew my dad …n also he had a friend out there for many years who I would like to find …many thanks Debbie snowball x