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.


Soho Village Plaza Pattaya

Soho Village Plaza

Soho Village Plaza Pattaya  Soho Village Plaza Pattaya is an outdoor market on 2nd Rd near Soi 1 & Big C. Good low price food and a pleasant outdoor atmosphere & lots of fresh seafood. 250 Baht is about $7.20 USD as at July 2015.

Decisions decisions

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Decisions decisions.

Scallops, Calamari, Octopus & roast pig

Soho Village Plaza Pattaya

Too much food is never enough. 🙂

Vietnamese tourists

   photo Night market Vietnamese girls.jpg Last year in 2014 the place was full of Russians but with the collapse of the Rouble they have all disappeared. I much prefer these gorgeous Vietnamese girls anyhow. 🙂  

Fresh fish, wine from 7 11 and my Kindle.

  Soho Village Plaza Pattaya They do sell Thai wine at the market however if you prefer an Australian drop just buy it from 711 across the road.  


Soho Village Plaza Pattaya Soho Village Plaza Pattaya is diagonally opposite the Sabai Empress, which is a good value budget hotel with nice rooms.  

Sabai Empress

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Also around the corner is the Sabai Wing which is a little cheaper.

Soho Village Plaza Pattaya

  Soho Village Plaza Pattaya  Fabulous Thai street food here.

Open air dining

David Herd Thailand  Good food at low prices.

Beautiful fresh prawns & scallops

  Soho Village Plaza Pattaya  Fresh seafood is hard to beat.


Pattaya Market seafood

Watch the food being cooked.

Thai wine

  Pattaya seafood market It’s drinkable and very cheap, however as I said if you prefer an Australian drop just buy it from 711 across the road.  

 Fresh fruit

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Mango & sticky rice is a Thailand speciality. 

Sophisticated cocktail bar.

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There is a clown in every market. 🙂

Lots of variety available here

Pattaya Seafood

Lots of fresh product to choose from.

Eye candy as well

sexy babe Pattaya

A long legged Russian no doubt. 🙂

Phad Thai

Pad Thai

Only B100.

Roast chicken

roast chicken

This stall has gone since the renovation in 2016.


Soho Village Plaza Pattaya

The ribs are excellent.

Fresh seafood

Market seafood Pattaya

The seafood is my favourite.

What a way to finish

Mango sticky rice Mango and sticky rice one of Thailand’s great dishes, only 50 Baht here or $2 aud.

A very pleasant place to eat

David Herd Pattaya

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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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