The Five Star Vagabond

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Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

February 12, 2017 by David Herd

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road between Nana & Asoke stations is on the 32nd floor of the hotel. L’Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel is a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

Great Asoke View

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

On the left is the Westin Hotel which is next door to Terminal 21, & on the right is the Sheraton.

For a great room rate at The Sheraton just use THIS LINK to book.

The pool at The Westin Hotel.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

The hotel is only 50 metres from Asoke Station. For a great room rate at The Westin use THIS LINK to book now & pay later.

 Waiting for the lights to come on.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

Tonight there was quite a bit of haze over the city which effected the sunset & the view.

Terminal 21 on the left

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

A great view in every direction.

Thirty minutes later.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

The Bangkok haze is still around I’m afraid.

Pachara Suites Soi 6 Nana

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Looking down on Soi 6 which is a very good location, close to Nana Plaza & Nana station. Use THIS LINK for an excellent room rate at Pachara Suites.

Nana Station 

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Of course Soi 4 Nana is one of Bangkok’s most popular area for tourists.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

An excellent rooftop bar.

Bangkok looks great at night

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Of course Murray Head is famous for the great song about “One Night in Bangkok. “

 

 Lets check out the bar

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

The entire 32nd floor is occupied by the L’Appart restaurant & the Sky Bar.

Relax on the lounge with a cocktail or two.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

The whole place is beautifully designed.

L’Appart kitchen.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

It certainly is a great looking kitchen. 🙂

Sit outside &  watch the city lights.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

There are probably between 25 & 30 Bangkok Sky Bars & this is one of the best. L’Appart opens daily from 5:00 pm at the Champagne Bar, and dinner is served from 7:00 pm.

Sukhumvit Road

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

A birds eye view.

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

An excellent hotel & rooftop bar close to Nana Station.

Farewell from The Soffitel

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Many thanks for visiting my Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok photo blog, I hope to see you there soon. 🙂 

Location

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

Buy one get one free between 5pm to 7pm daily at happy hour.

Click this link for a 360 degree view from  Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel 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.

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Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

January 29, 2017 by David Herd

Char Bar

 Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok in 81 Wireless Road is yet another addition to the growing number of rooftop bars in Bangkok. Open at 6 pm in time for the sunset.

Impressive view of the city

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Bangkok at night is rather stunning, when the lights come on it’s like a fairy land.

Wireless Road

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

Just a seven minute walk down Wireless Road from Ploenchit station.

Location

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Close to Sukhumvit Road & Ploenchit station & Central Embassy shopping Mall.

 Looking towards Nana.

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

From the 26th floor Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok.

The bar offers unlimited choices of alcohol.

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

As you would expect anything your heart desires is here at Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok.

Whisky & Bourbon

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Buy by the glass or by the bottle. At B850 a glass I may give the Johnny Walker Blue a miss. 🙂

Back to the magnificent skyline

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 I hope I have convinced you at Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok is worth a visit. 

How are the beer prices?

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Well I’m glad you asked. B160 for an Asahi or Heineken & B150 foe a Singha is quite reasonable for a rooftop bar of this quality.

But my girlfriend drinks cocktails.

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

You are breaking my heart, either pay the B280 for a Margarita or find a new girlfriend who drinks beer. 🙂

 Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

Grab a front stalls seat and order some cocktails & snacks, then just sit back and enjoy the stunning view of the Big Mango at night.

Talking about snacks…

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

There are some interesting choices on the menu at fairly reasonable prices.

Antique radios

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

This interesting display is right next to the elevator at Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok.

You gotta love the wall art.

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Thanks for visiting my Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok photo blog.

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.

Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok

 

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Marina Bay Sands Singapore

April 23, 2016 by David Herd

World’s most expensive building

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Resort

Marina Bay Sands Singapore is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is the world’s most expensive building, at US$ 5.7 billion, including the cost of the prime land.

View from the Ritz Carlton

Marina Bay Sands Resort

Marina Bay Sands dominates much of the Singapore skyline, this view is from the front door of the Ritz Carlton.

Towards the end of construction

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One of the world’s most amazing developments in Singapore Asia’s Lion City.

Wonderful photo of Marina Bay

Singapore Asia's Lion City

My friend Hamish Elton took this from the 70th floor at Equinox restaurant in April 2016. Equinox is rated 48th out of 7,819 by TripAdvisor.

Spectacular at night

Singapore Asia's Lion City

It’s difficult to decide what is more spectacular, night or day. The Equinox is on the 70th floor of the Swissotell The Stamford. Use this link to book a room and get a huge discount, you will probably pay around $215 usd.

Marina Bay Sands Resort

Marina Bay Sands Resort

The magnificent building is absolutely breathtaking.

Inside Marina Bay Sands Resort

Singapore safe exciting city

Everything about Marina Bay Resort is on a grand scale.

View from Marina Bay Sands Resort

Marina Bay Sands Resort

The view from the roof of Marina Bay Resort.

 From Marina Bay Sands Resort.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Singapore’s ever changing skyline.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore at night

Marina Bay Sands Singapore Always spectacular and breathtaking, many thanks to my lovely friend Benjamina for this & the next photo.

A beautiful building

Marina Bay Sands Singapore Another colour change to keep us entertained.

Time for a laser show.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore Many thanks to my friend Hamish Elton for these laser shots.

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Wonderful by day and fabulous by night.

 Thanks for visiting

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Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

March 22, 2016 by David Herd

Totally awesome

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok is one of the best rooftop restaurants bars in the world. In fact I really doubt if any city in the world has more roof top bars than Bangkok. I would certainly like to know if there is any place more spectacular than Sirocco which is located of the 64th floor of the State Tower building in Bangkok.

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

Otherwise known as the Dome the distinctive gold roof glints in the Bangkok sunshine and can be seen from all over this great city. The tower is also home to the Lebua Hotel, for a great room rate just use this link.

 A different angle

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok                    Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

An impressive building.

Sunset from Sirocco Sky Bar Bangkok

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

 Sky bar at Sirocco is amazing, the restaurant is very popular with the trendy Bangkok crowd, the food is good but the price is ridiculously high.

Centre Point Silom Hotel 

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

 

One of my favourite Bangkok Hotels, use this link to book and get a great room rate.

 Centre Point Hotel Silom

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

Great location close to the Sky Train and the river ferries. One of the nicest ways to spend an hour in Bangkok is cruising along the mighty Chao Phraya river. The river ferry takes you up the lazy river for only B150 for the whole day. It is a great way to see many of Bangkok’s wonderful landmarks. A ticket to Chinatown is only B40, get off at pier number 5 at Ratchawong and walk 10 minutes up the road.

Back to Sirocco

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

Here are some friends of mine from Wiltshire west of London. Naturally among the many places I showed them in Bangkok Sirocco was a must see. Of course we also did a canal cruise on a long-tail boat.

Fabulous food

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

As you would expect the food is fabulous but the price is very high. Make sure you have your credit card with you. 🙂

 Beautiful smile at Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

The beautiful smile helped take away the pain of the price per glass. 🙂


Silhouettes on the stairs

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

A wonderful lighting effect showing silhouettes on the stairs.

State Tower Bangkok

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok

The familiar golden dome at the top of the State Tower.

From the movie Hangover 2

Centre Point Hotel Silom

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok 

Centre Point Hotel Silom is the white building close to the State Tower, excellent 45 M2 rooms, for a discounted room rate just book through THIS LINK. 

A spectacular sight.

Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok The building dominates the skyline.

Farewell from Sirocco

David Herd Thailand Thanks for visiting my Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok photo blog, featuring one of the sky bars in the city.

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.

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Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd Bangkok

March 21, 2016 by David Herd

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.

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The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47

January 24, 2016 by David Herd

Bangkok before & after sunset

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47

 Bangkok Sky Bar Cloud 47 in Sathorn Rd is one of the many wonderful Sky bars in this great city. Much more casual and affordable than the others with an amazing city view.

Looking toward Baiyoke Tower

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47 About 45 minutes before sunset  in this city of 8 million people.

A closer look at Baiyoke Tower

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47

The building directly in front of the Baiyoke Sky hotel is Centara Grand at CentralWorld. On the top floor is the magnificent Red Sky Bar.

Chang draught beer special

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47 Pay only B299 or $12 AUD for unlimited Chang draught between 5 and 7 pm. A great deal for beer drinkers.

 Thai Wah Tower II aka Banyan Tree Hotel

Bangkok Sky Bar Cloud 47 The tall building in the centre is the Banyan Tree Hotel which has another famous Sky bar and restaurant called Vertigo on the 61st floor.

Bangkok’s tallest buildings

Bangkok tallest buildings

 Stunning outlook

Bangkok Sky Bar Cloud 47 This is from a small bar area on the 2nd floor which would be a great spot for a private party.

A slightly different angle

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Maybe you prefer a tent

Bangkok Sky Bar Cloud 47 Bangkok Sky Bar Cloud 47 really is one of the cities great location. 47th Floor, United Center Building, Silom, Bangkok. Tel: +66 91 889 9600. For you Thai speakers suay mak mak.

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 Just before sunset

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47 We are eagerly waiting for the lights of the city to come on.

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Bangkok’s tallest building

 MahaNakhon is a luxury mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in the Silom/Sathon central business area of Bangkok. Designed to fit into the Thai landscape with a unique pixelated facade, it will have the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. Upon its estimated completion in 2015, it will become the tallest building in Bangkok at 314 metres (1,030 ft), with 77 floors. Featuring hotel, retail and residences, 200 units of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok inside the building are priced between around US$1,100,000 to US$17,000,000, making it one of the most expensive condominiums in Bangkok. From Wikipedia.

My favourite time of the day

Bangkok Sky Bar Cloud 47 Such an exciting sight to see the lights of the “Big Mango” start to come to life.

 Bangkok traffic

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47

 

Peak hour is a good time to avoid the Bangkok traffic, take the Sky train instead.

Larry is quenching his thirst

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47 My friend Larry Krausz has recently moved to Thailand from Australia, we have known each other for quite a while, in fact in 1999 we travelled around the world including Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Absolutely breathtaking

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47 City views don’t get much better than this.

Bangkok Sky Bar Cloud 47

Bangkok Sky Bar Cloud 47 By now we were on our 6th beer and feeling no pain at all.

A great night

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47 This certainly was a night to remember, Cloud 47 will become one of my regular Bangkok haunts. For those of you who like to boogie the band starts at 9 pm.


Remember the name

Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47

Put Cloud 47 on your bucket list, especially if you are a beer drinker.

Goodnight folks & thanks for visiting.

David Herd Thailand My Bangkok Silom Sky Bar Cloud 47 post simply proves once again what a fabulous city this is.

           

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.

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The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

December 24, 2015 by David Herd

Absolutely amazing

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok offers a breathtaking view of this wonderful city. Perched on the 56th floor at Centara Grand Hotel on top of Central World shopping Mall.

Bistro and bar

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

A huge wines selection at the bistro which occupies the entire 55th floor, both indoor and outdoor dining sections to choose from, and the solely outdoor bar deck of the 56th floor wraps around the circular core of the building providing an uninterrupted 360 degree panorama of the amazing Bangkok metropolis.

Happy hour is 5 to 7 pm

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

Buy one get one free is a good deal as the price as you would expect at such a venue is rather high. A Jack Daniels or a beer is B360 so getting 2 for 1 is a good deal.

After happy hour finishes

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

Well that’s another story, some friends turned up and Lisa from Townsville was drinking champagne which turned out to be B1,100 per glass, which equals $42 AUD or $30 USD. Now that’s not really a problem but her and her friend John left without paying, subsequently Greg, the little guy in the middle got stuck with a huge drink bill. 🙂

Enough of that, back to the amazing view.

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 

The Baiyoke tower is 85 stories and is the tallest building in Bangkok, it includes the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia and the seventh-tallest all-hotel structure in the world.

Game changer

 Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

MahaNakhon is a luxury mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in the Silom/Sathon central business area of Bangkok. Designed to fit into the Thai landscape with a unique pixelated facade, it will have the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. Upon its estimated completion in 2015, it will become the tallest building in Bangkok at 314 metres (1,030 ft), with 77 floors. Featuring hotel, retail and residences, 200 units of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok inside the building are priced between around US$1,100,000 to US$17,000,000, making it one of the most expensive condominiums in Bangkok. From Wikipedia.

Another angle

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 

The entire 360 degree vista is incredible from the Rd Sky Bar.

Hamish loves a selfie

 Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

We recently travelled to Tokyo and Osaka where Hamish proved that he was king of the selfies.

Great shot from Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 

The golden domes look fantastic. For a great room rate at the Novotel just book through THIS LINK.

Jack Daniel’s & Soda Red Sky Bar Bangkok

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 My drink of choice.

That’s MBK

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 

One of the best places to shop in Bangkok, eight stories high, the centre contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets, including the 4-story Tokyu department store.

The P hotel is connected bto MBK, for an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sunset at the Red Sky Bar

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 

Try to arrive at least 30 minutes before sunset to enjoy the day and the night view.

Sunset cocktails

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

Such a beautiful evening to enjoy a cocktail or three with friends.

The day draws to a close

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok is now one of my favourite places to visit in this great city, put it on your bucket list.

A seat with a view

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

Lots of places to sit & enjoy one of Bangkok’s most spectacular Sky Bars.

David Herd, on top of the world at Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok.

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 

What an incredible year 2015 has been for me, I figure I’m one of the luckiest guys alive. I visited nine countries and fourteen great cities. Plus I’m ready for anything 2016 has in store for my. Check out my Eastern European Odyssey. 

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Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

July 11, 2015 by David Herd

Atlantic Bar Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya for last 15 years has been one of my regular watering holes. Here are many of the interesting people & staff who have enjoyed it with me. The photo above is 2003 with the lovely Aew.

This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection of 15 years at the Atlantic bar.

July 2003 Aew

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

It’s hard to believe that was 14 years ago.

Triple treat in 2003

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

On the left is my friend Nok in November 2003, we finally got together in January 2011.

Here is Nok in 2011

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Funnily enough Nok left the bar had a little baby and in early 2016 was back there working again.

 The bar in July 2003

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

The bar has been extended, it is now 50% larger.

June 2005

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

There have been many beautiful girls working at Atlantic over the years.

John Secrets in June 2005

Sexy babes Atlantic Bar Pattaya

  John wants to know what time can he start having fun?

Her name is Mint

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

What about those rosy cheeks?

December 2005

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

All that money around her neck means she is having a birthday.

December 2005

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

    Her name is Dah, a silly mate of ours Pothole, aka John Martin bought her a new nose & boobs & fathered 2 children with her, now in 2015 they are 8 and 6 years old. Naturally the liaison failed after several years of mayhem & war, and now he pays a fortune to educate and look after them. Is it any wonder we call him Pothole?

John  Secrets & Joergen Ulitzer

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

December 2005 and the boys are having fun, now in 2015 John is living happily in Bangkok while Joerg languishes in a Hong Kong prison on a drug smuggling charge. November 2015 and charges against Joerg have been dropped.

September 2006

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  What a gorgeous young girl Ying is, a smile to die for. 🙂

Just pop out on the street if you are hungry

Sexy babes Atlantic Bar Pattaya

Thai people have taken street food to an art form.

And the beat goes on.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  This is September 2006, check out another Thai post here.

Sept 2006, Stollies for me please

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Most of the time I drink Jack Daniel’s however now & then I go for Stollies.

February 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

 Ian Pinniger, Ooy, John Sinclair and Cate, sadly Ian passed away in March 2009 after losing a long fight against cancer.

Sean Fenton and Anne February 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  Sean Fenton hails from Townsville and married this lovely lady who now lives like a queen with Sean a a tribe of children.

This is Ooy in February 2007.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

    Check out the rest of my 2007 Thai trip here.

June 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  Here are my friends Hamish Elton and John Sinclair at the Atlantic in 2007.

Atlantic sharpshooters 2007

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Most of these girls are very good pool players.

August 2007 Trevor and Paul

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  With the iconic neon palm in the background that sadly now in 2015 it’s not there any more.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

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.

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Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

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Two friendly lads from Hawaii November 2011

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

    Happy guys loving their time in Pattaya.


August 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

   Trevor, Jeff Gill and John Sinclair aka”Secrets” .

August 2007

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  August 2007, Dennis, John Sinclair and Jeff Gill.  More from 2007 here.

April 2008

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

My good friends from the Gold Coast Nick and Sharon in April 2008.   I had four trips to Thailand in 2008.

May 2010 a gathering of golfers

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

This bunch of guys used to regularly drink at the Atlantic bar every Friday night. The could tell you (and did) in detail about every shot they hit that day. 🙂 I spent a fascinating week in Yangon with them in 2013, they played golf every day, I played once. 🙂

May 2010 with Nok

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  More photos and information on 2010 here.

A proposal December 2011

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

In December 2011 with Jom I made the following proposal.

The proposal

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

 

Sabai Resort

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

For eight years from 2004 the Sabai Resort was my hotel of choice, even now I book most of my friends in as it is such great value, especially if you book through this Agoda link.

 Bill Austin, Don Wenham & Porn in January 2011

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Bill from Wiltshire  has visited Pattaya 3 times however Don from Australia was not too impressed. Sadly Don passed away in 2016 after a long battle with cancer, RIP old buddy.

 January 2011, more happy customers.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  Check out this link for one of my 2011 posts on our fantastic holiday in Pattaya.

January 2011.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  Here is my second post of 2011 in Thailand.

January 2011, Porn.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

I last saw Porn from a distance in 2014 with a young baby and a farang, so obviously she found a way out of the bar. 🙂

February 2012

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

  My good friend Dave Wylie who I originally met in Rio de Janeiro. Dave now live in Crescent City California.

Bar gets a face-lift April 2012

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

The bar is now 50% larger.

January 2013, the boys from Wiltshire.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Here is my post covering my life in Pattaya in 2013.

2013 with Trevor and Bobby

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

I do miss the regular Friday nights with these fanatical golfers.

 July 10 2015

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Annie has a terrific smile.

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Bar extension July 2015

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic took over the bar next door and increased their size by 50%.

Kiwi Bill & Aussie Hamish

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Friday night drinks.

August 7 2015 Phil Barkin & Hamish Elton

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Phil was originally from New York and now lives in Manila.

September 2nd 2016

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Athos, Porthos and Aramis, no you are mistaken. It’s not the 3 musketeers, it’s Hamish Elton, Mark Yagalla & David Herd at the Atlantic Bar.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya September 2016

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Right opposite Atlantic is a soapy massage if you feel hot & bothered. 🙂

New Years Eve 2016 at Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Steve “Jumbo” Reade having a ball at the Atlantic Bar.

 Atlantic girls

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

They all looked terrific, dressed to kill. 🙂

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The A team January 22 2017.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

From the left we have Joerg Ulitzka, Steve Reade aka Jumbo, Pothole aka John Martin, David Herd & Bill Curtis.

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

Atlantic Bar 2nd Road Pattaya

I prefer the bar when it’s quiet. 🙂

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Melbourne City cold windy 2014

November 13, 2014 by David Herd

Corner Swanston & Flinders St

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

Melbourne City cold windy 2014, even though it was November 2nd and the sky was blue, some of the time at least. It was the start of Melbourne Cup week and the city was crowded with horse racing enthusiasts.

Melbourne City

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

Tram travelling along in Swanston St in the Melbourne City.

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Federation Square

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

This is certainly not one of my favorite buildings, looks more like a bomb shelter to me. 🙂 In 2009, Virtual Tourist awarded Federation Square with the title of the ‘World’s Fifth Ugliest Building’. Criticisms of it ranged from its damage to the heritage vista to its similarity to a bombed-out war-time bunker due to its “army camouflage” colours. A judge from Virtual Tourist justified Federation Square’s ranking on the ugly list claiming that: “Frenzied and overly complicated, the chaotic feel of the complex is made worse by a web of unsightly wires from which overhead lights dangle.” It continues to be a “pet hate” of Melburnians and was recently discussed on ABC’s Art Nation.

Melbourne City horse & buggy

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

Is it just me who thinks horses & buggy’s look out of place in a city environment? Whether it’s Melbourne City or New York City I really don’t think they add any charm. Sure in Central Park NYC or Melbourne’s park-lands they blend in and are a great attraction.

Horses banned from city May 2017

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 Horses banned from city May 25th 2017, read all about it here.

Swanston St

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

A lazy Sunday in Swanston St.

Famous explorers

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

Burke & Wills were probably Australia’s most famous explorers.

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

No better place to have a coffee break than Starbucks.

Flinders St Station

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

Flinders Street railway station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne City, Australia. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network. Backing onto the city reach of the Yarra River in the heart of the city, the complex covers two whole city blocks and extends from Swanston Street to Queen Street.

Did I mention how cold it was?

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

Well it was damn cold & windy but these babes were not concerned at all.

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

Her Majesty’s Theatre is a 1,700 seat theatre in Melbourne, Australia. Built in 1886, it is located at 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. It is classified by the National Trust of Australia and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. I saw LES MISÉRABLES in Covent Garden in London and was rather disappointed. The following day I saw Jersey Boys and loved it.

Melbourne City skyline

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

Blue sky and freezing cold in Melbourne today.

Crown Casino on the Yarra river

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

 

The famous Yarra river runs right alongside the city.

Old friends Inge & Geoff Drucker

Melbourne City cold windy 2014

We worked out that is was 27 years since we last saw each other. It was great to catch up at Lupino in Flinders Lane and chat about old times.

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Adelaide South Australia October 2014

November 7, 2014 by David Herd

Hindley St Adelaide

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Adelaide City October 2014 was my first destination for my Australian road trip, from here I drove to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road, and spent a few days at Dromana on the way.

Cos in Leigh St Adelaide

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Nice restaurant in a small side St off Hindley.

Terrific terrine at Cos

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

This was an excellent entree at Cos restaurant in the city of Adelaide.

Clever little Tailor

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Clever little Tailor is the catchy name of this Peel St wine bar which seems to cater for the local trendies. 🙂

 Leigh St Adelaide

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Leigh St is next to Peel St & both have some very nice restaurants & bars.

Grange Hotel in Adelaide

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Opposite the beach the Grange is has a good restaurant & very friendly staff.

With Nigel at the Grange hotel

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Nigel lived on the Gold Coast for quite a few years after moving from Sydney. Here are some headlines from November 17 2015, it seems Nigel has a battle on his hands.

The Marines in Grange

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This beautiful line of homes opposite Grange beach is called the Marines.

The Marines

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Glenelg Marina

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Some toys for the boys. 🙂

Sunset Bar at the Marina

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

The Sunset bar is a great spot for a few drinks while you watch the sun go down over Adelaide.

Glenelg Beach

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Glenelg is a very popular suburb for locals as well as tourists.

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Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Magnificent old building.

Glenelg to the city by tram

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

The tram is an easy way to travel to the heart of Adelaide city, it takes away the problem of parking your car.

King George Whiting at Cardone’s in Glenelg

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Rated number one out of 107 restaurants in Glenelg by Tripadvisor.

Cardone’s in Glenelg

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

I enjoyed Cardone’s so much I went there twice for dinner.

Oyster Bar at Glenelg Marina

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

The beer is ice cold at the Oyster bar.

Oyster Bar at Glenelg Marina with Denis Young

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Dennis and I were friends way back in 1973 when I was living in Adelaide. Two of the best years in my life. 

 My old apartment on Anzac Hwy Plympton.

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

The top right hand corner was my penthouse in 1972, it was known as party central.

My home in Lochwinoch Ave Torrens Park.

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

I only lived here for 7 months in 1974 before being transferred to Melbourne as State manager for Sanyo Office Machines. I paid $24,000 & sold it to a friend for $31,000.

Caught up with some old friends

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Graham & Flo Farquhar were friends in 1974, I last saw them in 1998.

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          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

Ho Chi Minh City South Vietnam       Main Square (3)     Vung Tau statue (6)

Pattaya live webcam
 
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

Post by Travel blogger Fivestarvagabond.com”.

Here is my trip to the Gold Coast November 2014

 

In 2003 I took 3 Japanese girls to the outback

 

 
Pattaya webcam

 

That’s all folks

Beckington Trowbridge

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