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.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

Waiting for sunset

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok is one of the many sky bars in this great city. I doubt if any city in the world has more roof top bars than Bangkok.

Mode Sathorn Hotel

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

Located on the 38th floor of the Mode Sathorn Hotel which is right next door to Surasak sky train. A nice relaxing atmosphere and the drinks are rather expensive as you would expect.

Freeway traffic

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

The Bangkok afternoon traffic builds up just before sunset.

High above the traffic.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok


The bar opens at 6pm so you can have an early drink and wait for the sunset. It was rather disappointing on this particular due the the haze caused by farmers burning off in the north of the country.

Waiting for the crowd to arrive.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

One this evening I enjoyed pre dinner drinks before dining at the Wine Connection in Patpong.

Wine Connection

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok


A short train ride to Patpong and to will find the Wine Connection, an excellent restaurant.

Choose your wine

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok The variety & prices are excellent

Garlic prawns.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok Absolutely delicious.

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

Looking south

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

On the right is the State tower with the magnificent Sirocco on the 64 floor and in the middle is Centre Point hotel.

Rawiwan (Lucknam) Thaikam

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

The lovely lady is the Roof manager, very friendly with a beautiful smile. She has worked at some other bangkok Roof bars and I think the 38 bars is very lucky to have her on the staff.

 State Tower and Lebua Hotel

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

As I mentioned earlier the wonderful Sirocco is perched on top at the 64th floor.

Bangkok Roof 38 Bar

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

Sunset in Bangkok, time for a cold beer at Bangkok Roof 38 Bar.

On come the lights.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

  One night in Bangkok is never enough.

Great place for drinks

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok


Time for me to pay my bill and head off for dinner.

interesting chairs at Bangkok Roof 38 bar

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

These interesting chairs are at the entrance on the floor below the bar.

Thanks for visiting.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok


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.

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok


The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

Here is another Sky Bar you should check out.

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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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