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.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

October 20, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

A shop with the lot.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya is open 24 hours a day, & this branch is head & shoulders above all the others I have visited both here & Bangkok.

Smoked salmon, bring it on.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 PattayaSlap it on a bagel with cream cheese and sprinkle over some chopped chives.

You gotta love the deli. 🙂

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya I will definitely be buying lots of leg ham here.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya A huge selection of goods as you can clearly see.

A very good selection at a reasonable price.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Best supermarket across the road is going to feel the effect of Foodland.

The bakery

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Cakes, donuts, bread, croissants you name it.

Lets not forget our friendly butcher.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya As I said previously this branch is head & shoulders above all the others I have visited both here & Bangkok.

Not too sure what his job is.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Just entertaining the kids I guess. 🙂

Here is some bad news

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Very bad news, the cost of wine in Thailand is shocking, these 2 litre offerings are $30 AUD. Now in Australia you can buy an equivalent 4 litre cask for $12. That’s $3 a litre as opposed to $15 in Thailand. 

Perhaps I should buy some grapes & make my own wine.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Wait a minute I don’t have a bath tub where I can crush them.

This is a fair question. 🙂

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

I guess I’ll have to grin & bear it at $15 a litre.

Here is the Foodland restaurant.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya I’m a regular customer for breakfast at the branch at Royal Gardens, it’s a steel at 65 Baht or $2.80 AUD.

Open 24 hours a day

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya A huge advantage for me is the adjacent Starbucks, I have tea with my breakfast then move to Starbucks for my coffee. 🙂

Excellent quality & value.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya B65 is so cheap & the eggs are perfect. 🙂

OK, I have got to ly, my plane is waiting.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Thanks for visiting my Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya  photo blog, follow THIS LINK for an overview of the whole magnificent center. To see how this fabulous mall was created from the start just follow THIS LINK.

 Istanbul                                 Budapest                        London

Fascinating Istanbul Asia Meets EuropeHungarian Parliament Building (2)The Walkie Talkie (5)   

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

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Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
 
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

Holiday Inn

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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

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

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Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

September 22, 2018 by David Herd

Lots of action in Soi 3 North Pattaya 

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya, this lively Soi has a lot to offer tourists & locals alike. Living in Soi 1 as I do means I’m a regular in Soi 3. At the end is Honey 2 massage, 2nd Road & Central Marina.

Lots of Thai street food.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Lots of these interesting little shops have recently opened in 2018.

Melodies Bar & guesthouse

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Quite popular with a few Aussies who live in my condo building, Markland in Soi 1.

Diagonally opposite is a very good low price restaurant called 3 Zab.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya I regularly eat here on my way home from the Atlantic Bar.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Noodles & chicken or pork at 3 Zab for B60 or $2.50 AUD.

Soi 3 from my balcony at Markland

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya [email protected] is the tall hotel on the left & on the right is MyTT Beach Hotel, a very nice hotel that opened early 2018 & is part of the A-One group of hotels.

Another A-One hotel next door to MyTT.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Sadly the A-One hotels have no regard for their neighbours, they often play music far too loud into the early hours of the morning, plus allow their staff to park 30 or 40 motorbikes on the footpath forcing people to walk on the road. Total arrogance.

Most streets in Pattaya have at least one 7 Eleven. 🙂

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya There are massage parlours next door & opposite.

The biggest of them all is Honey 2.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

One of the many body to body massage palaces in North Pattaya.

A word of caution, 90% of customers are from India. 🙂

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping MallThat’s why I always recommend my friends go to the one opposite the Atlantic bar.

Sabai body massage

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping MallNext door to the Sabai Resort in 2nd Rd & opposite the Atlantic Bar.

Looking from the Atlantic Bar.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

This is the view I get from my seat in the bar where I am a regular.

Opposite Soi 3 & Honey 2 is Central Marina.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

An excellent shopping mall that will suffer a downturn when Terminal 21 opens on October 19th. Thanks for visiting my Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya photo blog.

Karaoke Bar

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Always lots of babes inviting you in for a drink, however for me karaoke is similar to water torture. 🙂

Soi 3 beer bars

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya This is 2010, big Steve Reade from Surfers Paradise with a cute 18 yo babe celebrating her birthday. Of the left in the silly outfit is Pothole Bin Ladin aka John Martin.

Flashback to 2010

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Here I am out of control at Jasmine’s bar, This is 2010 & the bars were jumping. Now in late 2018 many have closed down.

A happy farewell from the motorbike taxi boys.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya A great way to get around Pattaya for 50 or 60 Baht, only problem is they are not always sober. 🙂

     Istanbul                                 Budapest                        London

Fascinating Istanbul Asia Meets EuropeHungarian Parliament Building (2)The Walkie Talkie (5)   

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

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Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
 
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

Holiday Inn

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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

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

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

 

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Good Indian Food Pattaya 2nd Rd

August 23, 2018 by David Herd

Highly rated Indian restaurant

Good Indian Food Pattaya

Good Indian Food Pattaya

Good Indian Food Pattaya located in 2nd Rd just opposite the Royal Gardens shopping mall. I don’t often patronize Indian restaurants however the food at Zaika was very good so in future I will make an effort to visit other similar places.

Fairly mundane decor

Good Indian Food Pattaya In fact the upholstery on the booths looks like it needs a good shampoo. Otherwise it’s comfortable & compact.

Lets check out the food.

Good Indian Food Pattaya

I ordered a chicken curry not too spicy. 

Good Indian Food Pattaya

Good Indian Food Pattaya Lets take a closer look at the Good Indian Food Pattaya. The curry was excellent and the long grain rice exceptional.

 Chicken Biryani

Good Indian Food Pattaya These  two photos I borrowed from TripAdvisor to let you see a couple more food samples.

Fish Tikka with Jasmine rice

Good Indian Food Pattaya

TripAdvisor rating is #27 of 1,091 Places to Eat in Pattaya  which seems a rather high rating, hard for me to judge after only one visit.

Located on 2nd Rd

Good Indian Food Pattaya Right opposite the Royal Gardens shopping mall. Their phone number is 038  488 958.

These prices are very low indeed.

Good Indian Food Pattaya They have a very busy home delivery service.

A huge selection

Good Indian Food Pattaya I certainly will be using the home delivery service.

Thanks for visiting my Good Indian Food Pattaya photo blog.

     Istanbul                                 Budapest                        London

Fascinating Istanbul Asia Meets EuropeHungarian Parliament Building (2)The Walkie Talkie (5)   

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

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Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
 
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

Holiday Inn

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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

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

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

 

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Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018

May 8, 2018 by David Herd

So much seafood & such little time.

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018 Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018 was a noisy affair as usual. There is a bandstand on the beach which blasts very ordinary music until the early hours of the morning. My condo is on the 20th floor 400 meters away & the sound hits me full blast even with the door closed. 🙂

Beach Road Pattaya

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018 One of the bigger kitchens along Beach Road.

Prawns, crab & shell fish

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018A good variety & freshly cooked.

 Big variety of meat including crocodile. 🙂

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018I’m surprised there is no snake or buffalo. 🙂

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018

One of the many stalls lined along Beach Road.

Here is my favourite shot

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018A typical spontaneous Thai smile, no wonder we love living here.

Time for a mango shake

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018Another huge benefit of living in Thailand, the mangoes are wonderful.

OK, I’m confused…..

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018I have no idea what these bamboo tubes are for.

Busy ladies here on Beach Road

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018The festival runs for 5 nights and really draws the crowds.

I dined at the same place last year.

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018In 2017 the food here was great so I decided to give it another whirl.

 Small but tasty

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018 I chose 2 dishes from their signature menu, the one above was fine at B159 or $5 USD.

 This one not so good.

Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018The calamari was as tough as an old boot & the filling was very average indeed. I would have been better off at one of the smaller stalls.

Thanks for visiting my Pattaya Seafood Festival 2018 photo blog.

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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. 

 Soi Cowboy                  Nana Plaza                    Patpong

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               Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
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1g Duck

 

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Happy Trails Volume Two

April 29, 2018 by David Herd

As Satchmo would say, what a wonderful world.

Happy Trails Volume Two

Happy Trails Volume Two

Happy Trails Volume Two is a photo records of some wonderful locations I have been fortunate enough to visit. Producing these photos blogs allows me to re-live many great experiences that I have enjoyed during my long happy life.

The first photo in Volume one was taken in New York so as it’s my favourite city I start again with the Big Apple.

North Coast of Brazil

Happy Trails Volume TwoYou have probably never heard of Canoa Quebrada, it’s 164 kilometers from Fortaleza. We travelled along the beautiful long beaches and wandered through the amazing coloured sands.

Balneário Camboriú 

Been There Done That   Balneário Camboriú is a major beach resort in the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina.

Where are those places?

Happy Trails Volume Two

Here is a map to show you where they are. 🙂

Tiananmen Square Beijing

Been There Done ThatBeijing is a fascinating city full of history and wonderful breathtaking palaces, parks and buildings, and the food, well the food, Peking or should I say Beijing duck is to die for. Not to mention all of the other wonderful cuisines available, even though half the time you don’t know what you are eating. Having said that I must admit the best Peking duck I have ever eaten was the previous week in Shanghai, but that’s another story.

Happy Trails Volume Two include Sofitel Hotel Bangkok

Loved Every Minute  L’Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel is a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

 Nha Trang in Vietnam

Loved Every Minute

All the fishing boats are painted blue, they really look terrific, then again I really like boats. I even found some boat yards where they were repairing and refurbishing some older boats. Constructed from solid timber and designed to handle the rough seas in the monsoon season. 

Café A Brasileira in Lisbon

Been There Done That The A Brasileira was opened by Adriano Telles on 19 November 1905 at No.122 (an old shirt shop), to sell “genuine Brazilian coffee” from the State of Minas Gerais, a product generally unappreciated in homes of Lisboetas of that period.

Now I wonder where this is? 🙂

Been There Done ThatThe Tower Bridge is certainly one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

Happy Trails Volume Two includes the girl from Ipanema

Been There Done ThatI’m at the Garrota de Ipanema restaurant where the song was written. It was inspired by Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto (now known as Helô Pinheiro), a seventeen-year-old girl living on Montenegro Street in Ipanema. Daily, she would stroll past the Veloso bar-café, not just to the beach (“each day when she walks to the sea”), but in the everyday course of her life. She would sometimes enter the bar to buy cigarettes for her mother and leave to the sound of wolf-whistles. In the winter of 1962, the composers saw the girl pass by the bar. 

Here she is.

Happy Trails Volume Two 

The song became so popular, she  became a celebrity.

Iguazu Falls Brazil

Been There Done ThatI’m on the Brazilian side, a walkway along the canyon has an extension to the lower base of Devil’s Throat. 

Big crowd at Harajuku Tokyo

Happy Trails Volume TwoIt’s Sunday morning & the crowds are huge, Harajuku is renowned for its colorful street art and fashion scene, with quirky vintage clothing stores and cosplay shops along Takeshita Street,

Many come to see the Harajuku girls.

Happy Trails Volume TwoHarajuku girls the term used to describe Japanese youth culture who cos-play or ‘costume play’ on Sundays in the district of Harajuku. Seen as rebels to conformity, Harajuku is a popular place for them to show off their own creations and usually pose for others. Styles include Gothic, Lolita, anime/manga based or futuristic. 

 Small creek leading to the Mekong River in Vietnam.

Loved Every MinuteYou are probably wondering why I don’t wear the rather stylish hat more often, I tend to save it till I’m on Safari. 🙂

Somewhere in the Simpson desert in Australia.

Loved Every MinuteIt can get lonely out here, luckily I was with 3 delightful Japanese girls who I took on an epic road trip.

Istanbul Turkey

Loved Every MinuteGreat fish meal beside the mighty Bosphorus river.

Thanks for visiting my Happy Trails Volume Two photo blog. Check out volume one on 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. 

 Soi Cowboy                  Nana Plaza                    Patpong

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 That’s all folks

1g Duck

 

 

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Thailand Beach Cam Pattaya

March 21, 2018 by David Herd

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Thailand Beach Cam Pattaya is the number one webcam in South East Asia, perhaps even the Universe. 🙂

You can zoom, record, take a photo & e-mail it etc, I hope you enjoy the view.

Pattaya is a city in Thailand, a beach resort popular with tourists and expatriates. It is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometers (62 mi) southeast of Bangkok. Back in the 60s it was a sleepy fishing village before it was discovered by the U.S. military personal on leave from the Vietnam war. Then through out the 1970s it really took off when Europeans, Australians & Americans started pouring in for their annual holidays.

Bookmark Thailand Beach Cam Pattaya so you can check out the view, traffic or weather anytime you wish.

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Thailand Beach Cam Pattaya

Thailand Beach Cam Pattaya

Thanks for visiting my Five Star Vagabond Thailand Beach Cam Pattaya site, please come back soon.

A-One hotel on Beach Road

Seven deadly Songkran days

For a great room rate at the A-One hotel opposite the beach just book through THIS LINK.     

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Best Pattaya Beach Thailand Webcam

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

Best Pattaya Beach Thailand Webcam

Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.

 

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               Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
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 That’s all folks

1g Duck

 

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Dining Solo Worldwide Volume 2

March 11, 2018 by David Herd

Eat to live or live to eat? I choose the latter. 🙂

Dining Solo Worldwide Volume 2 starting with a typical British pub in Brighton on the south coast of England.

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit Dining Solo Worldwide Volume 2 not surprisingly follows volume one which can be found on THIS LINK. 

I explained in the 1st photo blog that twenty years ago I decided there were far less problems & annoyances travelling the world solo, and yes, it probably is a selfish point of view, but so be it. At the end of the day “whatever floats your boat” is the way to go. 🙂 

 Leg ham open sandwich

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon AppetitThis was  excellent for lunch at the Bath Arms. TripAdvisor rating is #75 of 890 Restaurants in Brighton.

 New York Cafe Budapest

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit TripAdvisor’s rating for this spectacular venue is #191 of 3,035 Places to Eat in Budapest.

Put this cafe on your bucket list.

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Very busy with quality food & good service. A piano man belts out some tunes in the background.

 The Piano man at the New York Cafe in Budapest.

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A very classy establishment.

Happy chefs in Osaka Japan

Dining Solo Worldwide Volume 2Japanese is my favourite cuisine & Osaka is a wonderful city for food.

BBQ beef & baked avocado

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The avocado doesn’t look to appetizing however it was absolutely magnificent.

 Salzburg in Austria.

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 A poor quality photo of a very good looking fellow. 🙂

 A schnitzel to die for + an amazing pancake.

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Washed down with lots of red wine.

Azur in Dubrovnik Croatia.

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit Off season is certainly the best time to visit Dubrovnik, far too many tourists in the high season. 

Empty restaurant in Dubrovnik.

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Perfect for dining solo. 🙂

Soup with meatballs at Azur

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Rated by TripAdvisor #22 of 341 Restaurants in Dubrovnik.

Pirate Chambre in Bangkok

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon AppetitOne of my favourite Bangkok restaurants right next door to Chidlom station.

A lamb shank to die for.

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon AppetitTripAdvisor rating is #646 of 10,429 Restaurants in Bangkok.

Start spreading the news
You’re leaving today 
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
Your vagabond shoes, they are longing to stray
And steps around the heart of it, New York, New York

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I wanna wake up in a city, that doesn’t sleep
And find your king of the hill, top of the heap.

Gallager’s Steakhouse.

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon AppetitHow good is this? And how good is TripAdvisor’s rating, #46 of 9,578 Restaurants in New York City

 Finally Saint Tropez on the French Riviera.

Dining Solo Worldwide Volume 2A delightful little restaurant tucked away from the bright lights, rated #17 of 243 Restaurants in Saint-Tropez.

Excellent food.

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It’s very hard to beat good French food.

Many thanks for visiting my Dining Solo Worldwide Volume 2 photo blog. Don’t forget to check out volume one.

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Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit

March 10, 2018 by David Herd

Around the world I’ve dined with you.

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Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit, twenty years ago I decided there were far less problems & annoyances travelling the world solo. The sheer luxury of not having to consider anybody but yourself resulted in wonderful stress free travel, & unlike some people I do enjoy my own company. 🙂

OK, I will concede it is probably a selfish point of view, so be it. At the end of the day “whatever floats your boat” is the way to go. 🙂 

Above is a delicious lamb shank at Bistrot du Boucher à Versailles in 2013.

Bistrot du Boucher à Versailles

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit French cuisine is my 2nd favourite after Japanese, TripAdvisor rating is #93 of 382 Restaurants in Versailles.

Kuala Lumpar Malaysia

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit A huge German pork knuckle.

Hello from Enoteca da Luca London

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  A very good Italian restaurant in the heart of London.

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I sat in the corner at the bar & enjoyed a fabulous lunch. TripAdvisor rating is #6,679 of 18,329 Restaurants in London.

Here I am at Dveri in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit The food was so good I ate there 2 nights in a row.

Dveri in Sarajevo

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The soup was delicious as was the stroganoff. TripAdvisor is #7 of 324 Restaurants in Sarajevo.

The best Cevapcici I have ever had

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit Was in Bosnia with Croatia a close second.

 Mostar in Bosnia

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit Quaint little restaurant beside the old bridge.

The other side of the world in Sydney.

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit A very impressive TripAdvisor rating of  #21 of 4,930 Restaurants in Sydney

Mr Wong in Bridge St Sydney

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit Very upmarket & expensive but an excellent dining experience offering duck to die for. 🙂

Oyo in Cape Town

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit Located at the V & A Waterfront, serving absolutely terrific food & wine. Situated so close to the harbor’s edge that you can dangle your foot in the water, the OYO restaurant provides breathtaking views, outdoor spaciousness and delightful food. 

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The lunch and dinner dishes are fairly expensive. However, they are worth the price and you will be served only the finest products such as my Prawn and avocado tian with sesame wonton crisp’s and a touch of “caviar” for around $9, & dozen succulent fresh oysters were only $22.

The Ginza in Tokyo

Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit You can’t beat Shabusen for amazing Kobe beef, try the lunch time special, you won’t regret it. TripAdvisor rate it #109 of 7,859 Restaurants in Chuo.

I’ll say farewell from Tokyo as I pour another sake.

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 Thanks for visiting my Dining Solo Worldwide Bon Appetit photo blog, here is volume two .

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Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurants

February 5, 2018 by David Herd

Thailand or Osaka, where am I?

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Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurants

Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurants which are so authentic you will think you are in Osaka. There are several branches in Bangkok & one in Pattaya, the Asoke branch is ranked by TripAdvisor # 866 of 10,352 restaurants in Bangkok.

Pattaya branch

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I prefer to sit upstairs.

Location

ShakarikiOpposite the Mike Hotel in 2nd road, +66 33 036 369.

Now for the food

Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurantsOn my first visit in 2017 I ordered two of my favourite dishes, salmon caviar & Unagi or Japanese eel.

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Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurantsHard to fault the food at this noisy authentic Japanese restaurant.

How good is this?

Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurantsIs it any wonder this is now one of my favourite restaurants along with Genki in Soi 4 North Pattaya.

Is there a better beer than Asahi?

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I don’t think so, the Belgium beers are great but my pick is Asahi. 🙂

Fabulous colour combination

Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurantsAnd what a taste, perfect.

Salmon Caviar washed down with Asahi.

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As good as it gets. Plus they have a special on liquor, all you can drink in 90 minutes for B299.

Home delivery is a great idea.

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The restaurant is two floors, upstairs is better.

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Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurantsDinner with friends February 21 2018. Hamish, Jonathon & Anne.

How good do these oysters look? Photo credit Nick & Sharon. 🙂

Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurants Absolutely mouth watering.

Have I convinced you?

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Just trust me & try out this great little hole in the wall & you will feel like you have been transported to Osaka. In fact follow THE LINK for one of my Osaka photo blogs.

Meanwhile thanks for visiting my Shakariki 432 great Japanese restaurants photo blog. I will be back in Japan in May 2018, here is my agenda.

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Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket

February 1, 2018 by David Herd

Villa Market is here

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Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket & a cinema complex are just some of the facilities at the 2nd Rd shopping complex.  The Robin Hood tavern which is part of the Retox group run by Simon Peatfield is also here on the 2nd floor.

 Villa Market

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants SupermarketAn excellent supermarket with lots of imported products including Australian beef. I do however prefer to shop at Big C Extra in Pattaya Klang for my meat.

Villa Market butcher

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants SupermarketHaving said that, there is certainly a great choice of quality meat products here.

Rib Eye grass fed Aussie beef 

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A very good price at B306 or $12 AUD, very good flavour but a little tough, overall good value for the price.

Coffee shop inside Villa Market.

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants SupermarketEnjoy a coffee while you shop, quite a good liquor section here as well. 

Wine Connection

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants SupermarketExcellent liquor store however I noticed today it was not open till 5 pm.

Very good range from around the world

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants SupermarketI’m a great fan of their restaurants in Bangkok & Samui, sadly they seem reluctant to come to Pattaya.

 24 hour fitness

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket Not to sure who is going to turn up at 4 am. 🙂

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket There certainly are many Starbucks in Pattaya which suits me fine.

The latest restaurant to open,

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket Recently opened & on my list to try soon.

Beerfest

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket Right next d0or to Firepork, it used to be located on 2nd Rd near Big C,

Pork Knuckle

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket Here is Nathan Corbert doing battle with the knuckle. Before he retired in 2013 Nathan was 11 times the Muay Thai world champion in 3 different weight divisions.

The Avenue is worth a visit

Avenue Pattaya Restaurants Supermarket There are lots more shops including banks & real estate offices.

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