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Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

May 19, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Beefeater Steakhouse & Pub

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants I’m highlighting all offer excellent Australian export quality beef as well as some other delightfull dishes. Above is the Beefeater located on Soi Diana near 2nd Road in Pattaya. You can enter the restaurant from directly from Soi Diana Inn, or from the Central Shopping Arcade off 2nd Road (across from Mike Shopping Mall).  Phone Number: 038-720-926.

Fillet Steak – ranging from 150g to 400g

Ribeye Steak – 250g

One of the things I like about Beefeater is the fact they offer fillet steak in a multiple of sizes so you can order to suit your appetite.

Beefeater Location

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

Opposite the rear of Mike shopping mall.

Toast Skagen at beefeater

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

The Beefeater owner/chef hails from Scandinavia which is a bonus for me as toast skagen is one of my favourite entres, in fact I sometimes drop in for lunch on the weekend & order two. πŸ™‚

I rate Beefeater 4 Stars.

Patrick’s Belgium Steakhouse

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

Terrific restaurant in an arcade opposite the Beefeater. Excellent Aussie steaks and the best Oxtail soup in Pattaya. I’m with Greg Clee and Hamish Elton.

Patricks

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants The steak is always excellent, the only downside is they overcharge for wine.  I personally think the steaks here are better than the Beefeater, however one litre of house wine is grossly overpriced at B1200, compared to B700 at Beefeater.

Desert at Patricks

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants Always a delight & difficult to choose between the crepe & the Belgium waffles. πŸ™‚

I also rate Patricks 4 stars.

Steak & Co Soi Lenkee

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants Only a 10 minutes walk from Patricks & the Beefeater, straight up So Diana, across Soi Buakaow into Soi Lengkee.

Steak & Co

 photo ca25c764-69a8-4555-a278-0e6917fb380b.jpg I assure you you will search for a long time in Pattaya to find a better steak. Aussie prime beef cooked to perfection. They serve only the finest improted Australian Black Angus, Wagyu and USDA Prime Beef. Also a wide selection of Wines, Imported or Craft beer to accompany your meal.

Steak & Co location 

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Soi Buakaow just turn into Soi Lengkee.

I rate Steak & Co 5 stars.

 Siamese Cuisine in Naklua Road

 photo 68c2d0fe-942b-4282-9e0d-1ffc3d58c255.jpg Opposite Woodlands about 200 metres from the Dolphin roundabout this excellent restaurant serves a very good steak as well as many other dishes.

Farewell from Siamese Cuisine

 photo 655cdc51-330b-431f-bec4-c14edac77b5c.jpg Dined with friends Hamish Elton & Brad Robbins, many thanks for visiting my Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants photo blog.

I rate Siamese Cuisine 4 stars.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Thai New Year Celebration 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.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

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

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Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes

May 8, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes, the narrow street runs from Beach Road as you can see in the photo, to 2nd Road. A couple of small alleys run through to Soi 7 which is close by.

Burger King on Beach Rd

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes Burgher King has just opened in April 2017 & is located on Beach Rd between Soi 8 & Soi 7.

Looking west towards the beach.

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes The main difference between Soi 7 & 8 are the many hotels in 8, Soi 7 has more bars & pubs. Both Sois are right amongst the action, it’s probanly wise to stay in Soi 8 which may be slightly quieter than 7. πŸ™‚

Sunshine Hotel & Residences

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes Rooms for around B1100 or $32 usd, rated 72 out of 444 hotels in Pattaya by TripAdvisor. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Rolling Live is the place for good music.

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes Rolling Live is a chain of live music bars throughout Pattaya, where customers can enjoy a selection of live music and rock music classics.

 Patsy Beer Bar

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes One of the popular Soi 8 beer bars where you can sit & watch the passing parade.

Small lane between 8 & 7.

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes Here is a shortcut between the two Sois, there are some bars in case you get thirsty. πŸ™‚

Sunbeam Hotel Pattaya is opposite the bars.

 photo 6cb5b647-5792-4e9f-86dc-bb0ae9cc1356.jpg A little more expensive with a nice pool, you will get a room for around B1700 or $49 usd if you book through THIS LINK.

The Ant Bar is an interesting name. πŸ™‚

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes Lets hope there are no angry ants there. πŸ™‚ 

The guiter looks better from the other side.

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes

This is the rusty side of the guitar as you can clearly see.

Very quiet because……

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes It’s only 9am, come back later. πŸ™‚

There is the beach.

Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes Thanks for visiting my Soi 8 Pattaya Hotels Bars Babes photo blog.

 Eastiny Place

 photo ed0aafe6-d6cf-44d1-a4ad-e6cce754e8db.jpg You will get a room here for B1,190 or $34 usd if you book through THIS LINK.

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Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

May 7, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival is one of the annual promotions promoting food & tourism in this fun city by the sea.

Ship Ahoy!

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

The organisers go to quite a lot of effort setting up this event.

Setting up the stalls

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival Full speed ahead to get everything ready by May 5th.

From Soi 1 to Pattaya Klang

 photo d2406752-f66c-4b86-91d9-4c72f0491372.jpgI’m guessing there would be around 80 food stalls.

Setting up the main pavilion

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival I think this is where I will eat tonight.

OK, time to eat.

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival I made one mistake, I didn’t bring any wine & they were not serving alcohol. πŸ™‚

Dinner on the beach

 photo f0fdbbd2-8c35-4823-b6fd-89e5e99f8a7d.jpg Very relaxing overlooking Pattaya beach.

Excellent prawns

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival I ordered two dishes, the prawns were excellent but sadly my 2nd dish never arrived. πŸ™‚

Busy chefs at work.

 photo a18ad992-183c-46a1-97ab-554715cd9df8.jpg Three chefs on the job here.

Here is my new little friend.

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

I’m guessing she was about 2 years of age, she wanted to share her new toy with me. 

Sushi 

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival I think this young guy likes his food. πŸ™‚

Beautiful night on the beach

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A beautiful night at Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival.

Beach Road footpath

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival As they say in the classics “too much seafood is never enough.” πŸ™‚ 

Romantic night on Pattaya beach.

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival Away from the maddening crowd, what a perfect setting for a romantic evening. πŸ™‚

Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival

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Lots of photo opportunities here tonight.  Thanks for visiting my Pattaya Beach Road Seafood Festival photo blog.

Flipper House Hotel

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

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

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 Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
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Brighton Beach famous English resort

May 6, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

The Eye Brighton beach

Brighton Beach famous English resort

Brighton Beach famous English resort, what a pleasant surprise. If you can overlook the pebbles on the beach instead of sand there are so many great pubs and restaurants to choose from. The photo above was taken from my hotel, the New Madeira, only 40 Quid per night.

For a good discvount just book through THIS LINK.

Brighton Beach famous English resort

Brighton Beach famous English resort

Brighton is a great city with lots of things to do and see.

The opposite view

Brighton Beach famous English resort Two major attractions, the Eye & the Pier. 

La Chateaux Du Vin

brighton beach La Chateau du Vin

Above is AgnesPaulo and Nikki at my favourite restaurant, La Chateaux Du Vin, open for lunch as well as dinner, if you go there please pass on my regards.  πŸ˜€

Delicious smoked salmon

Brighton Beach famous English resort 

Above is Smoked salon on Matzo which  is an unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during the week-long Passover holiday.

Delicious seafood pasta at La Chateaux

Brighton Beach famous English resort The restaurant quickly became my favourite place to eat in Brighton.

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More delicious meals at La Chateaux.

David Herd on the Brighton Eye.

Brighton Beach famous English resort

You get a great view of the city and Brighton beach, the ride is well worth the few Quid.

Girls night out in Brighton.

Brighton Beach famous English resort

These Brighton babes are ready for a big night out.

Great view from the eye.

Brighton Beach famous English resort Only an hour by train to London, if you like lots of pubs & restaurants then put it on your list.  

Brighton Beach famous English resort

Brighton Beach famous English resort 

An awesome from the eye.

Brighton Beach restaurant

Brighton Beach famous English resort

Lots of places to dine along the foreshore.

No bikinis here

Brighton Beach famous English resort Laying fully clothed on pebles is not my idea of a day at the beach.

The Fishbowl

Brighton Beach famous English resort Another quaint little English pub where to can eat fish & chips with a cold beer.

Cafe Rouge

Cafe Rouge BrightonThis chain of restaurants have lots of branches in London as well, good low cost French food.

The Victory Inn

Brighton Beach famous English resort

So Brighton Beach has many great little pubs in this wonderful seaside city. 

The Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion Brighton

The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence. It was built in three stages, beginning in 1787, as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811.

 Great Ham & salad sandwich at the Bath Arms hotel.

brighton beach Bath Arms

The leg ham was perfect.

I had some great food in this terrific town.

Brighton Beach famous English resort

A great seafood lunch beside the beach.

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On Brighton Pier.

Brighton Beach famous English resort 

Brighton Beach is a lot fun with lots of great pubs & restaurants.

Holiday Inn Brighton

Brighton Beach famous English resort Great location overlooking the beach, just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate.

Without a doubt AGODA is the best online Hotel booking site.

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The New Madeira hotel is in a great location across the road from the Brighton Pier, only 40 Quid per night for a single room, the walls are a little thin so the rooms can be a little noisy, but the price is right as is the location. If you want something more upmarket choose the Holiday Inn.

If the English winter is too cold for you jump on a plane to Thailand

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Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

May 3, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

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

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

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. πŸ™‚

Olala bar & restaurant

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Above is Ola la specializing in Norwegian and Thai food.

Breakfast at Olala.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes 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

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes 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. πŸ™‚

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes 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 convinient 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.

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

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Service with a smile, certainly one of the great attractions of Thailand.

Chris from Wiltshire.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes A flashback to January 2013 when 4 Ennglish friends including Chris came to Pattaya for the first time, naturally I was their tour guide. πŸ™‚

The mob from England

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes It was a lot of fun seeing the reaction of these guys on their first trip to Pattaya.

 Flashback to Soi 7 in 2004.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes It’s hard to believe how time flies, 13 years have flashed by.

I remember it as if it were yesterday.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Drinks in Soi 7 with lovely Evie from Bangkok.

Aussie out of control

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes As it so often happens Pattaya brings out the “idiot” in the newbies. πŸ™‚

Flipper House Hotel

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes One of the hotels right in the centre of the action, for an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK. 

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Pattaya Goods Services Directory

April 26, 2017 by David Herd

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

 Pattaya Goods Services Directory hopefully will help you find some essential services in this city. It can be difficult to know who is good and who is average. I have a few of suggestions I can personally recommend which hopefully will save you some time.

The dentist you see in the header of this post is Dr Tapasat who can be found opposite the Dolphin roundabout. He trained and worked in the U.S.A for 20 years and speaks perfect English. He takes time to talk to you and clearly explains the procedures and alternatives.

Pattaya clinic offers good value

Pattaya Goods Services Directory Clinic Lifecare Pattaya located 40 meters off 3rd road not far from Tony’s gym at 247/59 Moo 10, Sai 3 Road. They are offering a special at B999 for the standard blood tests. I added a further test for PSA which added B600.

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

Pattaya Goods Services Directory The clinic was clean and efficient with friendly staff. I arrived at 7.45 am and was the first customer. The results were e-mailed to me at noon the same day.

Location

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247/59 Moo 10, Sai 3 Road.

Dr Somsak 2nd Rd North Pattaya

Pattaya Goods Services Directory  Open 6 days at 9.30 am, a nice Thai doctor who will charge you B100 for the visit.

Location

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

About 250 metres from Pattaya Klang.

Locksmith

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After phoning Pattaya keys and safes at 10 am and the Thai owner said he would replace 2 door locks for me between 2 and 3 pm that same day. At 2.30 he called to say he would arrive in 30 minutes and he did. Within 30 minutes both locks were fitted and spare keys handed over for a cost of B1,800.

Location and details

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Best service I have ever experienced in Pattaya. 

Pattaya Rent a Car – 083 077 6928

Pattaya Goods Services Directory 

Has a reputation as one of the best car rental firms in Pattaya. Call them for a quote.

Location

Pattaya Goods Services Directory

Easy to find between Pattaya & Jomtien.

Computers printers & repairs

Pattaya Goods Services Directory Opposite Foodland in Pattaya Klang, terrific for computer repairs at a reasonable price. 

Best butcher

Pattaya Goods Services Directory Is Big C Extra in Pattaya Klang, especially for Aussie lamb & beef. Terrific quality at a vreasonable price.

Thanks for visiting my Pattaya Goods Services Directory photo blog.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Thai New Year Celebration 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.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

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

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Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

April 20, 2017 by David Herd

The calm before the storm

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya is called Songkran, here are tourists arriving at Kho San Road where the army are sweeping the street to get it right for the festivities. Photo credit Bangkok Post.

Mobile gun seller

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Naklua Rd Pattaya are gearing up for April 18 2017.

Weapons of mass destruction

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Buy now and practice at home before the battle begins. πŸ™‚

The local amunition dump

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Beach Road Pattaya amunition dump waits for the troops to arrive.

Rule numbe 3, the water must be cold.

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya April is the hottest month in Thailand so these nice people are making sure you will be cool when hit by 1000 water pistols. πŸ™‚

 Beach Rd Big fish

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya All the attraction have been assembled.

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya          Songkran Thai New Year Celebration          Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

The big day is getting closer, having said that people have been drowning each other already for the last 5 days.

Vendors setting up

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya It’s 8am on April 19 & the vendors are setting up their stalls for the big day.

Sculptured fruit

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya A work of art, the stall lady said come back later we are giving the food away for free.

Loaded up

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Looking for some early morning buyers.

Discussing todays strategy

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Or is Tubby just trying to chat up a Russian babe?

Look out here they come

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya The army arrive to make sure everyone behaves. πŸ™‚

Cops are here as well

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Along with a water truck & mobile toilets.

This is the nicest part of Songkran

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Seeing the little kids having fun is a great part of Songkran.

Look out here they come

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Ready to do battle. Photo credit Bangkok Post.

 OK, let the games begin

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

This is 2nd Rd opposite Bic C Marina.

You can run but yu can’t hide. πŸ™‚

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya The battle rages.

 

 

These videos show the madness & mayhen of Songkran.

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

This poor girl just wanted a game of pool & now she is soaked as you can clearly see. πŸ™‚

Marching into battle

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya These guys are very disiplined marching in a straight line, they are part of ab elite SAS team, (shoot & soak). πŸ™‚

A-One Hotel 

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Every year the A-One hotel on Beach Rd host a huge party. For a very good discount on rooms just book through THIS LINK.

You gotta have foam

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Preparing the foam zone.

Having fun in the pool

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration To me this makes morte sense tham roaming the streets with a water pistol. πŸ™‚

Lets catch the Baht bus she said…….

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya It will be safer than walking she said……

Out of control Farangs

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya Sadly may Farangs (is what Thai people call foreigners) tend to make idiots of themselves spoiling the fgun for everyone. This particular mob is no exception, in fact I will name & shame them. Greg, Dave, Gary & Hamish, sometimes I wonder why I call them friends. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Siam sunset

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya A beautiful sunset while the Songkran party rages.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Thai New Year Celebration 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.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

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

Thanks for visiting my Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya photo blog.

The Pattaya song

 
 For an excellent budget hotel in north Pattaya just book through THIS LINK for a great rate.

                         What a great year for travel in 2015                  

                 Istanbul                  Budapest                        London

Galeta Tower     St. Stephen's Basilica       Walkie Talkie London    

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan        Dubrobnik cable car        David Herd Thailand                     

                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vun tau

Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan        Main Square Zagreb       Vung Tau

           

             Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
Plus free cancelation .πŸ™‚
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
That’s all folks

Beach Club Pattaya Bay

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Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour

April 18, 2017 by David Herd

Driving south from Gosford to Sydney.

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour were all waiting for me after my leasurely drive down the east coast from Surfers Paradise in QLD. 

It was a great drive down from from Surfers Paradise  to Sydney stopping at Kingscliff, Yamba, Port Macquarie, Forster-Tuncurry, Gosford & Coogee. Also dropped into Maroubra which is a place I have not seen for over 50 years. Just click on the links to see my photo blogs.

The historic Roseville Cinema

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour On the road between Hornsby & Sydney is The historic Roseville Cinema on the Pacific Highway, noted for its art deco facade. It became Traynor’s Picture Palace in 1919, but did not become a full-scale cinema until 1936. Roseville Cinema was renovated & updated to two screens in 1995.

Approaching the Harbour Bridge

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Not too much traffic on a Sunday morning.

World famous Sydney Opera House.

 photo 690bbf5c-dc12-4dd8-baae-2d2062b7ccc4.jpg A fabulous iconic Sydney landmark.

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Huge ships dock at Circular Quay because they are too tall to go under the Harbour Bridge.

Naturally Bill had to climb it. πŸ™‚

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Being an ex Para Military man who has made over 500 parachute jumps my friend Bill Austin naturally had to climb to the top of the bridge, and what an amazing view he had from there.

Sydney Harbour Ferry

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Circular Quay ferry terminal.

The famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Openned in 1933 it is certainly Australia’s best known landmark.

 Holiday Inn Old Sydney

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour For a very good room rate at the Holiday Inn walking distance to Circular Quay just book through THIS LINK.

From the Manly ferry

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour After leaving Circular Quay we pass the Opera House on the way to Manly.

Rose Bay 

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour These boats are moored at the Royal Motor Yacht Club of NSW.

The Sydney Harbour foreshaw

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Sydney harbour is quite amazing, certainly the best in the world.

Arriving at Manly

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour About a 45 minute journey across the wonderful harbour.

My lovely friend Sue from Shanghai

 photo b79831e0-efcd-44db-92d9-0d9e8d1c0c65.jpg A beautiful summers day at Manly.

A little further north.

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Dee Why beach is about 7 kms noth of Manly.

For a good place to stay 1/2 way between Manly & Dee Why just book through THIS LINK.

Lets jump to the South side of the harbour

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Here is the city skyline from Watsons Bay.

Doyles on the Beach

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour On this the original site, Doyles opened Australia’s first seafood restaurant in 1885.

Catalina Restaurant Rose Bay

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour Family-owned waterfront restaurant known for its upmarket seafood dishes and open veranda bar.

Next stop Bondi Junction

 photo a3af92d0-64ad-4994-bd1c-6a5c94d52436.jpg The junction is very quite indeed of a Sunday. 

 Maroubra Beach

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour This trip I skipped Bondi Beach & went further south straight to Maroubra. For lots more photos just follow THIS LINK.

Back a little north to Coogee

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour More photos HERE.

 Ronin Hood Hotel Waveley

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour 

ORIGINALLY BUILT BY TOOTH & CO. IN 1938 & RECENTLY RESTORED TO ITS ART-DECO GLORY, THE ROBIN HOOD HOTEL IS LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF BRONTE AND CARRINGTON ROADS IN WAVERLEY (CHARING CROSS).

Wonderful antique pub signs

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour When I was growing up I remember these great signs were on most Australian pubs. 

Typical old Australian home in Waverley.

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour I would hate to think what it’s worth today, Sydney prices are outragious. 

House prices in Waverley

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour As you can see you need plenty of money to live in Sydney. πŸ™‚ 

My road trip from QLD has ended

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour My Honda rental car never missed a beat, time to head to the airport.

Apex Car rental

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour It’s worth checking their promotional prices, ofter you can get a terrific rate to relocate one of their vehicles. In my case I rented for 6 days at $19 aud per day. Picked it up at Surfers Paradise & dropped it off at Sydney airport.

A great trip down the coast.

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour

Certainly one of the world’s great coastlines.

A Qantas kerosene canary

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour However I’m flying Singapore Air which leaves Qantas for dead.

Novatel Brighton Beach

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour As we taxi out you can see the Novatel at Brighton, so if you want to stay near the airport just bokk through THIS LINK for an excellent rate.

Siam Sunset

Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour An hour away from Bangkok we have a beautiful sunset. Thanks for visiting my Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour photo blog.

                     Here are some more posts to check out
 
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             Tokyo                        Rio De Janeiro                        Budapest
Tokyo        Copacabana        Buda Castle
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            Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
                                                                 Plus free cancellation .πŸ™‚
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
Pattaya webcam

That’s all folks

Beckington Trowbridge

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Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

April 5, 2017 by David Herd

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya 

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya started in November 2015 when they started demolishing the shopping complex. That seemed to take the best part of a year before actual building commenced. Now they are really making progress as you will see from this photo blog.

It’s a huge site adjacent to the Dolphin roundabout  as you can see from the above photo.

A popular cafe

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya I used to often have breakfast at this popular little Thai restaurant beside the Dolphin roundabout.

Above you see it, below you don’t. πŸ™‚

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya November 2015 and they start demolishing.

The wrecking ball at work.

 photo 617509d1-e5e1-4ed5-98c1-66b96ba88e39.jpg It’s a huge job pulling down this large building.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya          Building Terminal 21 Pattaya          

It is taking months & months.

Slowly everything is coming apart

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Escalators & elevators have already gone.

Here comes the heavy machinery

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Now they are getting serious. πŸ™‚

Workplace health & safety

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Does not really exist in Thailand. πŸ™‚ 

Looking like a bomb site December 24 2015

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya You could be mistaken thinking this is a war zone.

Bye bye Hong Club

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Not sure what went on here but it’s all over now folks.

All this has to be removed

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Knocking it down seems like the easy part, now somebody has to remove the rubble.

 OK, we are getting somewhere May 21st 2016

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya In the top left hnd corner you can see the Dolphin roundabout.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

 photo 06661b75-8689-4587-b7c9-ac23bd1d48bd.jpg You may recognise 2nd Rd North Pattaya.

Pile drivers are here.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya June 28th 2016 8 months after the start.

 Phoenix rising February 2nd 2017

At last we see the start of the actual building.

Phoenix rising

 photo 5123a576-0893-40a7-b462-c6fa2a768099.jpg February 6th 2017 and we see the start of the building.

March 27 2017

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They are working at a frantic pace, 7 or 8 cranes are in operation.

April 2nd 2017

 photo 5d795eca-39ec-4aec-8b40-e7e7aa95b465.jpg At this rate I think they will finish by mid 2018.

This shows the progress

 photo 28a6b63b-85bb-44c3-a1fb-33b4abb85882.jpg Taken from the 26th flor of Markland Condo.

An exciting project.

 photo fc3825d1-8c41-41b4-ab66-d7b651395ae8.jpg This is only the shopping mall section, the 25 story hotel is going up at the bach of the shops.

An impression of the final product

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Thanks for visiting my Building Terminal 21 Pattaya photo blog.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.

         Zagreb Croatia              Rio de Janeiro                  Brisbane River 

Main Square Zagreb          Good Value Brisbane City Hotels         Brisbane Australia

           Koh Samui                          Korea                                  London

Thailand island          Good Value Brisbane City Hotels          St Pauls Cathredal London

         Bangkok                                Osaka                                     Pattaya

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                Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
                                                                 Plus free cancellation .πŸ™‚
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
 
Pattaya webcam

That’s all folks

Beckington Trowbridge

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Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

April 4, 2017 by David Herd

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya is located on Beach Rd next to the Hard Rock hotel. I have been walking past every morning since it opened early 2015 & never realised what a hidden gem it was.

Beautiful decor

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Overlooking Beach Rd & Pattaya bay the decor is as good as anything in Pattaya.

Coffee & pastry at the front

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya The room is made up of two adjoining sections, coffee shop at the front & the moree formal restaurant & kitchen at the rear.

Looking towards the rear

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Here is a modern version of Buggs bunny with one blue eye & one red. πŸ™‚

The main restaurant section

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya The door at the far end connects to the Mera Mare Hotel. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Excellent food

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya This dish, Pork Belly & Prawns was quite different and perfectly cooked.

Mango Cheesecake

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Desert is one of my many weaknesses and this mango cheesecake was to die for. πŸ™‚

Many more varieties here

 photo Pastry addiction 7.jpg Plus a variety of ice cream flavours as well.

I’m coming back for the mango

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya is a great choice for afternoon tea, lunch or dinner. It’s a touch on the expensive side & a glass of house wine is priced way over the top at B260. 

Wine is too expensive.

 photo 2d75e81b-f96e-4dcd-aede-45c6ec610e0a.jpg Sadly B260 for a glass of house wine will probably stop me & many of my friends coming for dinner, hopefully management with see the light and offer house wine at around B150.

Ultra modern kitchen

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya A fabulous looking kitchen which matches the rest of the decor.

Location

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

Right next door to the Hard Rock Hotel.

Another look at the rabbit.

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Rather risque showing off a nipple. πŸ™‚

Eggs Benedict

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya A perfect breakfast for B190 or $5.50 usd.

Mera Mare Hotel

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction is on the left.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

      Thanks for visiting my Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya photo blog. 

             Istanbul                  Budapest                        London

Galeta Tower     St. Stephen's Basilica       Walkie Talkie London    

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan        Main Square Zagreb       Vung Tau

         

                                    Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
                                                                 Plus free cancellation .πŸ™‚
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
 
Pattaya webcam

 

That’s all folks

David Herd Thailand

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