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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Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

A great street for bars & pubs.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes


 Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes along with it’s neighbour Soi 8 is one of Pattaya’s most popular drinking, eating & partying areas. Above is the corner of Soi 7 & Beach Rd.

Hello Welcome from Silver Star A go go

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I was waiting for the Silver Star lady to yell out “HELLO WELCOME” which is heard nearly every time you walk past a Pattaya bar. 🙂

Olala bar & restaurant

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 Above is Ola la specializing in Norwegian and Thai food.

Breakfast at Olala.

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They claim on their website to offer the beat breakfast in Pattaya which I strongly dispute. It’s no better or worse than many other Thai style bacon sausages & eggs. The eggs were excellent, the bacon average & the typical Thai sausages I didn’t eat. The cost was B145 including toast, jam, tea or coffee. 

Eastiny Bella Vista

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Located just behind Olala on the side road to Soi 8. Rooms here are around $25 per night if you book through THIS LINK.

Shower B20 & toilet B5. 🙂

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What a bargain, especially if you have just come off the beach.

Lots of beer bars

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Rather quiet through the day and very busy at night. 

2nd Road entrance.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Soi 7 runs from Beach Rd through to 2nd Rd which is very convenient if you are travelling by Baht Bus.

 Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

  The Pig & Whistle Pub one of the popular pubs in Soi 7.

Breakfast at The Pig & Whistle Soi 7.

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I always ask them to remove the fried potato & tomato, this is what remains for B135 or $5aud.

Rosie O Gradys

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Another popular pub & guest house, book through THIS LINK for a good discount.

Happy girls at Rosies

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Service with a smile, certainly one of the great attractions of Thailand.

Chris from Wiltshire.

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A flashback to January 2013 when 4 English friends including Chris came to Pattaya for the first time, naturally I was their tour guide. 🙂

The mob from England

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It was a lot of fun seeing the reaction of these guys on their first trip to Pattaya.

 Flashback to Soi 7 in 2004.

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It’s hard to believe how time flies, 13 years have flashed by.

I remember it as if it were yesterday.

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Drinks in Soi 7 with lovely Evie from Bangkok.

Aussie out of control, he is known as Mr Stingy.

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As it so often happens Pattaya brings out the “idiot” in the newbies. 🙂

Flipper House Hotel

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One of the hotels right in the center of the action, for an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK. 

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Holiday Inn


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


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

Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

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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