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.


Pipa Beach Brazil equals paradise

Pipa Beach brazil

 photo PipaampPonteNegra.jpgPipa Beach brazil, I remember sitting in a bar in Rio Di Janeiro with two friends Dave Wylie & Doug Roarke, (RIP) and when I asked what was their favorite place in Brazil, Doug briefly considered the question before saying “Praia de Pipa”. Until that moment I had never heard of the place, but on Doug’s recommendation I planned my trip. Pipa Beach brazil quickly became one of my favorite places in the world.

Simone Cristina Oliveira

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I traveled 300 kilometers by taxi from with my friend Simone from Natal to Recife, we stopped in Pipa for a few days along the way.

Low tide in Pipa

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 landua pousada Praia da Pipa

landua pousada Pipa Beach brazilOnly 30 meters to the water, in fact the photo at the top is right in front of the hotel.

View from landua pousada

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Great bar close to our hotel

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Bar, what bar? I don’t see a bar. 🙂

The ice cream man.

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Eye candy at Pipa beach

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Don’t walk away Jose

Pipa Beach brazilGreat beach view here, this guy is certainly punching above his weight. 🙂

What! No water…..

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Low tide at Pipa

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Very low tide at Pipa

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Enjoying low tide at Pipa

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Tide coming back in

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Look closely you may see some fish.

Pipa Beach brazilFish, what fish? I can’t see any fish.

Fresh for dinner tonight

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Fresh fish for dinner

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 Caipirinha before dinner

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Lovely Simone, what magnificent skin colour.

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Surfs up

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Local artist

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Pipa BeachHalf a world away from Australia we came across these Scandinavian guys playing Didgeridoos, amazing.

Where does that tattoo end?

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A perfect day.

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Sand hills all along the coast

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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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