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.

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos

April 11, 2017 by David Herd

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos FiveStarVagabond favourite photos taken over many years by me, David Herd. To many people they will be nothing special, however they are very special indeed to me. Sometimes it’s the image itself that appeals & other times it’s the memory of where I was at the time.

My boulevarde of broken dreams.

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos

Where else but New York City, it was a cold February night on the corner of 8th & W 48th st, I was about to have dinner in a terrific French Brasserie called Pigalle.

Hoi Ann Vietnam

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos I doubt if there is any photo I have taken that I like better than this one.

 Songkran in Thailand

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos My number one Songkran photo taken in Pattaya. Each year a massive water fight is held to commemorate the new year.  The downside is the hundreds of lives that are lost on the roads during the Seven days of madness.

 

Kanazawa Japan

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos This beautiful garden is at Kanazawa Castle. This great Japanese city west of Tokyo  was a real surprise packet.

A typical Sunday on Copacabana Beach

 photo 6e2af713-0bd5-4d9c-8195-d79c3cd05fae.jpg What more can you say about Rio De Janeiro that hasn’t already been said? A beautiful exciting city with some of the best beaches in the world.

Verona Italy

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos Coffee time in Verona. 

Sunset &  Silhouettes

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos Opposite my condo in Beach Rd Pattaya. 

Cloud over Pattaya

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos

There is something special about clouds & I’m so lucky lving in Pattaya where the clouds & sunsets are spectacular.

Praia da Pipa north east Brazil

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos Praia da Pipa may well be one of the most idealic spots on planet Earth, I really must return one day.

A quick paint job in Nha Trang Vietnam.

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos I really love these timber fishing boats.

Gold Hill Shaftesbury

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos This town in Dorset where the view looking down from the top of the street has been described as “one of the most romantic sights in England.

 Poolside in Koh Samui

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos A beautiful beachside pool on the island of Koh Samui.

The most beautiful skin colour in the world.

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos Copababana beach, where else 🙂

The saddest face I have ever seen.

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos I was in HCMC aka Saigon when approached by this little girl begging for money. I knew she would give it to her mother waiting nearby, & possibly the mother would have to hand it over to local gangsters. Consequently I filled a plate of food which she devoured rather quickly.

There is nothing quite like a Siam sunset in Pattaya.

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos

This amazing view is from my Markland Condo in Beach Rd Pattaya.

Last but not least.

FiveStarVagabond favourite photos Am I having fun in Paraty, you bet I am. Three hours from Rio & one of my favourite towns in Brazil.

Thanks for visiting my FiveStarVagabond favourite photos blog. Without a doubt there will be a volume two. 🙂

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Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017

January 28, 2017 by David Herd

North Pattaya 

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 photo blog covers the first 6 months of this year. No big travel plans except for visiting Australia in March & a couple of weekends in Bangkok.

This beautiful shot of North Pattaya includes the building where I live, just before the Holiday Inn.

This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection from the 1st half of 2017.

Dave Elder & Hamish Elton

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Two friends & I ding at Signature Steak & Seafood, sadly due to the slow down in Pattaya they closed their on January 31st.

Excellent steak at Signature.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 I will be so sad to see this restaurant close.

 Jim’s Hamburgers

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017

A great casual restaurant for craft beer & hamburgers. From the left we have Matt, Jonathon, Hamish, Davis & Wayne.

 Say no more, these are the best burgers in Pattaya.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 They come in two sizes. small at B195 or large around B300.

Cloud over Koh Larn

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017  Throughout my life I have lived in many places with a great view, however none come close to Pattaya bay.

And when you talk about sunsets

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 In my opinion the best I have ever seen are those from Markland my Pattaya condo.

Another special treat in Pattaya

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Four or 5 times a week I enjoy reading my Kindle while having an hour foot massage for B260 including 30% tip.

Two Aussie mates from the Gold Coast.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Nick Partridge rarely smiles in a photo. big Steve Reade always does. 🙂

We lost a great character & friend on January 23.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Larry Krausz, a friend for around 30 years suffered a major stroke on October 28. After 2 months in the Bangkok Pattaya hospital on life support he was transported to Australia by a hospital Leer jet, thanks to his Medibank travel insurance. After a further month his life support was removed & he passed away peacefully.

I wrote the following eulogy & posted it on his Facebook page.

Today we lost Lazzorghini, a one off Austrian designed party machine who thought too much over indulgence was never enough. Originally designed as a concept model it was soon discovered it was for too complex to ever be mass produced. 
 
Powered by a big heart & steered through life’s many hazards by a gentle soul. 
 
A  rather over-engineered unit that needed regular maintenance after many long happy journeys through smoked filled dens of iniquity that continually promoted sex, drugs & rock &roll.
 
Often sat idle for weeks on end during the repair process before exploding back on the group one circuit, where it would function non stop for days, providing of course that adequate lubrication was orally administered.
 
Adored by a huge number of fans, family & friends our special Lazzorghini will be sadly missed.
 
RIP little buddy.

Larry’s friends

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 We gathered at the Atlantic bar to raise a glass & remember out great friend, RIP.

Starbucks

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Here is one of the new Starbucks on Beach Rd near Soi 6, the other one is at Big C. I often have coffee & a ham & cheese croissant for breakfast.

Drinks at the Hilton Sky Bar.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 With friends Wayne Crocker & Hamish Elton.

One of my favourite photos.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Taken on February 10th 2017 from in front of Markland Condo in North Pattaya.

 The Atlantic Bar is my bar of choice.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 My favourite time is early in the evening before the crowd arrives.

My new Skechers

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 You can buy them at the Skechers shop in Central Festival for B4,500, ($128 USD) or do what I do, purchase online from Lazada for B2,100. ($60 USD). 🙂 

My favourite selfie 

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

An overcast Friday morning in Pattaya did not stop this princess from going to the beach to take 100 selfies.

Taken March 24 2017.

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It doesn’t get much better than this. 🙂

The other exciting event in March apart from the above was my 2 week trip to Australia which included a road trip 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.

Big Viv Kennelly & team

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 I took them to Leckerle in Naklua Soi 33 & they loved it. 🙂

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

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Next visitor was Paul Mooney

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand Paul was on his way to Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh and Seoul.

Hilton Sky Bar

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Drinks at Horizon to celebrate Hamish living in Pattaya for 10 years followed by dinner at Patrick’s Steak House.

David, Nidd & Hamish.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017

Certainly a world class venue on the Hilton Hotel roof.

Sean & his evil twin.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017

 You certainly don’t have to look far to find two of the roughest heads in Pattaya, there is a frightening similarity in looks between Sean Tucker & Pothole Martin, PH naturally plays the role of the evil twin.

Hamish goes to Koh Chang

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 A day swimming with the elephants.

Here is his lovely girlfriend Nitt.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017

She looks damn good on an elephant. 🙂

Dual birthday party

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Matt & Jonathon & celebrated their 38th birthday one day apart in April. They celebrated with friends at a BBQ at Matt’s home in the back blockes of North Pattaya. 

If Matt doesn’t stop reminding me about the Swans dismal 0/6 start to the season as opposed to the Crows undefeated 6/0, we probably won’t be able to continue being friends. 🙂 🙂 🙂

A terrific night 

 photo Jon amp Matts 38th birthday 7.jpg With lots of nice people & some gorgeous girls.

Talking about gorgeous girls

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Here they are.

 The star of the show.

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 There is never a dull moment when Bow has had a few drinks. 

Matt pleading with Bow to behave. 🙂

Pattaya life FiveStarVagabond 2017 Matt Harkness trying to convince Alexius Alex aka Bow to behave herself at the party. The chances she will follow his instructions are very slim indeed.

In March I took a road trip 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.

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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.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore          Marina Bay Sands Singapore          Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Wonderful by day and fabulous by night.

 Thanks for visiting

David Herd Thailand I hope you enjoyed my Marina Bay Sands Singapore photo blog.

 
         
         
 
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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

April 17, 2016 by David Herd

View from my apartment

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s great beaches. This is my sixth visit to this fabulous city, my rented apartment is right across the road from the beach.

Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro, say no more.

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

These two look like they mean business.

Alan Austin and his wife Renata

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

Alan & I met in Rio and became very good friends, unfortunately the following year he ran into some problems with the English authorities and I now visit him every year in various English prisons.

Shenanigans Ipanema

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

Monday nights here there are lots of specials and the place gets really crowded. The guy in the red shirt is Alan’s Las Vegas friend Jay.

Two dozen oysters = two days food poisoning

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro I was totally out of it for 48 hours after eating these oysters on the beach.

The Evil eye

David Herd Brazil The look on his face should have warned me about eating his oysters. He even had madman printed on his cap. 🙂

The girl from Copacabana

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

I was relaxing on the beach when this vision appeared in front of me. I have never been one to let a golden opportunity pass so I brushed up on my social skills and introduced myself. Her name was Mel and she came from neighbouring Niteroi. Lo & behold within an hour we were in my apartment making mad passionate love. This certainly was one on the best days of my trip. 🙂

Mel from Niteroi

  Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

Mel is around 6′ tall with amazing green eyes, a total knock out. It is 2015 and I still have her photo on a shelf in my condo. 🙂

How about those fabulous eyes?

David Herd Thailand I have to admit the fact that Mel spoke no English did not bother me at all. 🙂

John, an Aussie guy who owned “The Office” restaurant.

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

John was an Aussie guy from Sydney and we swapped many stories about people we knew and knew of, mainly well known Sydney gangsters. 🙂   The following year John in fact was abducted by Brazilian gangsters who forced him to go to his home in Angra Dos Rios and pen his safe which they cleaned out.

Copacabana eye candy

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro One of the best locations on Earth for gorgeous females.


Late afternoon at Copacabana

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro Looking down from my apartment you can see the shadows staring to creep across the beach.

Kiosks on Copacabana

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro Every 50 meters along the beach there is a kiosk where you can buy a beer or a hamburger and watch the passing parade.

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana beach babes

Copacabana beach babes are among the sexiest girls in the world. My photo blogs with the most visits involve Brazilian babes so I thought I would add to the collection with samples from my 2 months in Rio from December 2007 to February 2008.

Making a splash

Copacabana beach babes

There is no better place in the world to see beautiful beach babes than Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro.

Nice hat

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

Hat, what hat, I don’t see a hat?

 Now can you see a hat?

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

Is this a trick question? Who looks at hats on Copacabana beach?

The sea was angry that day my friends.

Copacabana beach babes

You don’t often see big waves at Copacabana but this particular day the surf was quite rough. In fact it was new years eve 2007 and Copacabana was preparing for a crowd of 2 million people.

Smile for the camera

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

Brazilians absolutely love the beach, check out my most popular blog here.

Ah! The colours of Brazil.

Copacabana-beach-babes

Are you aware Brazil’s Primary colours are green and yellow? Just saying…………

Time for a lunch break

Copacabana beach babes

The prawns are very good however I was laid low for 48 hours after eating 2 dozen oysters on the beach. 🙂

 Two pretty girls

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

All you need is a camera on Copacabana because the talent is unlimited. 🙂

 Look closely you may see a tattoo

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

Tattoo? I don’t see a tattoo.

No tattoos here

NYE Copacabana

A fabulous body like this does not need any tattoos.

Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

David Herd Thailand All my friends who know and love Rio will remember the wonderful times we had at “HELP” nightclub on Avenue Atlantica. Many thanks for visiting my Copacabana Rio de Janeiro photo blog, without any doubt in the world “you gotta love Rio”.

Rio was part of a fabulous world starting in Sydney and finishing in Bangkok.

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Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

September 9, 2015 by David Herd

Soi Buakhao

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya is not just one of the main night life centres that is extremely popular with the locals. It also boasts of one of the cities best markets which opens Tuesdays & Fridays. Add to this a huge number of affordable restaurants, hotels & condos and you have one of the most exciting places in Pattaya to live or just to visit.

The market

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya Soi Buakhao is a two way street that connects  Central Pattaya Road and South Pattaya Road, the market is only 50 meters from South Pattaya Road.

Coffee shop & bar at the market

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Send the wife shopping while you sit here and enjoy a cold beer. 🙂

Great smile at Soi Buakhao market

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

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In case you didn’t realise that is a frog kebab above. I guess you will be rushing to get one soon. 🙂

Witherspoons pub & restaurant

 photo Witherspoons.jpg Typical Pattaya pub & restaurant with lots of TV screens and serving good cheap food.

There are many low cost hotels in this area, for a good rate use this link. I have several friends who stay at the Sutus court which is almost next door to Witherspoons, great value currently at $22 per night.

Witherspoons Soi Buakhao         Witherspoons Soi Buakhao

Mates Bar

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya Cosy little bar in Soi Buakhao, here Hamish and Andrew enjoy a cold beer or two. Andrew with the tattoos is the new owner.

Cafe Pitini Soi Buakhao

Cafe Pitini Soi Buakhao This nice cafe is opposite mates bar, I think Andrew eats there 6 days a week. 🙂

Cafe Pitini breakfast

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya They serve a very good breakfast for around $4 usd and lucky for me have provide the Bangkok Post to read. 🙂

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Soi Burkhao LadyBoy

Some people may find it exciting to be nearly knocked over by a 183 centimetre LadyBoy walking along Soi Buakhao but not me. 🙂 Apologies for the blurred photo but I guess my hand was shaking a little out of fear of being accosted. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Location

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Corner of Soi Buakhao & Soi Lengkee

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya 

         My mistake I think this is one street north of Lenkee.

Pook Bar

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya Pook bar closed in mid 2014. It used to be located on Soi Buakhao in Pattaya, Thailand. In its day it was the largest and best known ladyboy bar in the city. The same owner has a Pook Bar in Soi 6.

Corner LK Metro and Soi Buakhao

Soi LK MetroOne of the many go go bars in the area.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

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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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Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

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California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok

April 15, 2015 by David Herd

It all started in Sydney

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok, it all started in Sydney in January 2005. Next stop was San Francisco, on to Miami before flying down to Rio de Janeiro. Make no mistake Rio Carnival is the greatest show on Earth. I then met my friend Simone in Natal in North East Brazil, we travelled 300 kms by taxi to Recife stopping at Praia da Pippa for a few days on the way.

I said au revoir to Brazil where it was 35 degrees and flew to Paris to be greeted by a temperature of 3 degrees,

My Sydney friends

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok

Lunch with friends at Wildfire restaurant at Sydney’s Circular Quay.

Aquarium of the Bay.

Fisherman's Wharf

Aquarium of the Bay is a public aquarium located at Embarcadero and Beach Street, at the edge of Pier 39 in San Francisco, California. The Aquarium is focused on local aquatic animals from the San Francisco Bay and neighbouring waters.

David Herd at Fisherman’s wharf

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Lunch at Fisherman’s wharf is a “must do” in SFC.

 
How many movies has this Miami deli been in?

South Beach Miami

The Architectural District (also known as Old Miami Beach Historic District, and the more popular term, Miami Art Deco District) is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on May 14, 1979) located in the South Beach neighbourhood of Miami Beach, Florida. The district is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Sixth Street to the south, Alton Road to the west, the Collins Canal and Dade Boulevard to the north. It contains 960 historic buildings. In 1989, it was listed in A Guide to Florida’s Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.

Quintessential South Beach Miami

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok The fabulous art deco towers are unique examples of this form of architecture, they along the eight and a half mile stretch of  Beach. All told there are twenty five towers guarding those who use the beach. At once functional and decorative, they contribute beautifully to the overall aesthetic of this Floridian resort city. A great example of Art Deco South Beach Miami.  

Welcome to Rio David

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok We have been waiting for you all year, where have you been. 🙂 The beautiful on the left is Samantha, her blonde girlfriend was around 6′ tall.

David Herd with the bird.

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok I’m at a big warehouse where they store many of the Carnival characters and floats.  

The Sambadrome

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok The Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí is centre stage of Rio Carnival, the host venue of the annual parade of Samba Schools. It is important to note that Rio Carnival, popularized around the world as the greatest party on the planet,is about much more than drinking and partying. At its heart, Carnival is an exhilarating combination of competition and camaraderie as organizations called Samba Schools battle for the title of Rio Carnival Samba Parade Champions. For Cariocas, the local residents of Rio de Janeiro, is a time to show the world the product of a year’s worth of hard work and dedication. All the magic ofRio Carnival — the beats, songs, dances, floats and costumes — are the product of well-orchestrated machines called Samba Schools.

Meanwhile out on the street

  California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokThe whole city goes crazy for Carnival, this was my 2nd experience, I returned in 2008 for my 3rd Carnival.  

I also spent some time at Copacabana beach

  California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokThere are many reasons to love Copacabana, this is one of them. 🙂  

 Dave Sommer RIP

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokTwo of my friends from 2005 are not with us anymore,  Dave Sommer  lived & worked in Sao Paulo,  Sadly he was brutally murdered on January 11 2015. I remember the great day we spent together visiting the Samba school with his girlfriend, they were both preparing to participate in the parade.

Doug Roarke also passed away

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokDoug Roarke was a lovely guy who lived life to the max, after battling a long illness he passed away around 2007. Danielle was his gorgeous long time girlfriend in Rio. I remember sitting in a bar in Rio Di Janeiro with Dave Wylie & Doug Roarke, (RIP) and when I asked what was their favourite place in Brazil, Doug briefly considered the question before saying “Praia de Pipa”. Until that moment I had never heard of the place, but on Doug’s recommendation I planned my trip. Pipa Beach quickly became one of my favourite places in the world.

 Praia de Pipa

  California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokThis will always be one of my favourite photos at one of my favourite places.  

Fresh for dinner tonight

  California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokFresh fish, what fresh fish? I don’t see any fresh fish. 🙂  

Ah! here is the fish straight out of the ocean

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Fresh fish and lots of chips.

Simone Cristina Oliveira

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My lovely travelling companion Simone Cristina Oliveira was living in Uberlândia in Minas Gerais at the time, she now works at a bank in Sao Paulo, after all these years we still keep in touch on Facebook.  

The coast around Pipa.

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Towns built on sandy soil.

Low tide at Pipa

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Low tide and the children play.

Happy hour? In Pipa it’s always happy hour.

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Local Pipa bar.

 Morro do Careca (Bald Hill) Ponta Negra.

  California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok Ponta Negra is close to Natal about 80 kilometres from Pipa.    

The beautiful city of Olinda.

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok Olinda is a city in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco. It hosts one of Brazil’s most famous carnivals and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its XVI and XVII-century buildings. Many bars, restaurants, artist and craftspeople studios add charm to the old-town setting. Olinda is just across the river from Recife.

My friend Simone & her cousin Pedro

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Sightseeing in Olinda.

Recife

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokA big modern city in the north east corner of Brazil, Recife is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the country with 3,743,854 inhabitants.

Porto de Galinhas

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokThe origin of the name is well known. Porto de Galinhas means “Port of Chickens” in Portuguese. In the second half of the 19th century, the Brazilian government imposed restrictions to the commerce of slaves, which were widely used as manpower in the sugarcane farms around Recife to circumvent the prohibition, the “black ships” (which transported slaves from Africa to Brazil) looked for other places to harbor, far from Recife.One such place was in the bays around Suape and Ipojuca, about 60 km to the South ofRecife. When a ship arrived in town, as it was prohibited to mention slavery, the word spread as “there are new chickens in the port”; hence, the place gained its name Porto de Galinhas.

Porto de Galinhas

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This city was a real surprise packet.

Paris Miami Rio Carnival

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok Farewell Brazil, hello Paris, as I said earlier  Brazil  was 35 degrees and I flew to Paris to be greeted by a temperature of 3 degrees. Here is my friend Malvina who I originally met in 1999 in Mexico City.

Dinner with Australian friends

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokI met up with Gavin & Cheryl Kernot in Paris and we spent a few days wining and dining. Cheryl was a very well known Australian politician who enjoyed red wine from Bordeaux  almost as much as I. 🙂

Did I mention how bloody cold it was in Paris? 🙂

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What a shock 3 degrees after enjoying 35 degrees in Brazil.

Get me to Thailand in a hurry please.

  California Miami Rio Carnival Paris BangkokAt last I’m back in Bangkok, you can now call me the spy who came in from the cold. 🙂   

I feel right at home

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Nana Paza Bangkok, let the games begin.

Next stop Pattaya

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok Hi David, where have you been? Your car is waiting.  

Greg Clee at Heaven Above in Walking St

California Miami Rio Carnival Paris Bangkok Greg is an Aussie who is the major shareholder in Heaven Above go go bar, always has a good venue for young go go dancers. Coincidentally when I moved to Thailand in 2011 we lived in adjacent apartments at Markland Condo in Beach Rd.  

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Seven sexy American restaurants

August 1, 2014 by David Herd

Seven sexy American restaurants is the first time I have done a post using material & photos that are not mine. Why not take a different path if it is an interesting journey. 🙂

You gotta love Hooters

sexy american restaurants

There are more than 460 Hooters throughout the United States and many others all over the world. Hooters to me is the quintessential sexy American restaurant.

Hooters at the beach

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breastaurant is a restaurant that has sexual undertones, most commonly in the form of large-breasted, skimpily-dressed waitresses and barmaids and double-entendre brand name. The term dates from at least the early 1990s, around the time that the restaurant chain Hooters became popular in America It has since been copied by other restaurants offering similar services, such as Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (dubbed “Hooters goes to Scotland”), Twin Peaks, Bombshells, Bone Daddy’s, Ojos Locos, Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, Show-Me’s, Brick House Tavern, Mugs & Jugs and Heart Attack Grill.

Tilted Kilt

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Based in Tempe, AZ, Tilted Kilt first opened in 2003 as a contemporary Celtic-themed sports pub. Its tagline: “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good.” With 90 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, the chain serves fish & chips and shepherd’s pie as well as burgers; it has 44 beers on tap. Servers wear mini-kilts made of an original tartan plaid and the Tilted Kilt is now recruiting male bartenders. In 2011 the chain had annual sales of $124 million, reflecting growth of 33 percent, according to Technomic.

  Twin Peaks

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With servers who show a “hint of sass” and a “girl-next-door image,” Twin Peaks sprang up in 2005 in Texas and now has 23 locations. The award-winning chain in 2011 was named Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association and stresses its “hearty made-from-scratch comfort food.” It plans to open 25 franchised and corporate locations in 2014.

Twin peaks are also in my home town Sydney Australia

Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke

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With 6 locations in Texas, this chain boldly claims that its food, including its juke joint-sliced brisket and its “smokin’ pulled pork,” is “the other reason you’re here.” Bone Daddy’s restaurants made an average of $5 million each in sales in 2011 and are company-owned, with no plans to franchise. Originally calling itself “the Hooters of barbecue,” it was recently named one of the 100 best barbecue restaurants in the U.S. Personally I love this shot, these beautiful girls look far more natural than the Hooters air brushed specials. 🙂

Cowgirls Espresso

Another sexy American

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Cowgirls Expresso

Photobucket sets itself up as a censor and has removed this rather tame photo that was here. So I have replaced it with two. Also below is one of my favourite videos called “Shoe em to me”.

Show them to me from Marc (MyNutZak) on Vimeo.

Who said breastaurants serve only red meat? Launched in 2002, Cowgirls Espresso, with 15 locations in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area, serves lattes, mochas, and its “famous 32-ounce Buckin’ Bronco” (4 espresso shots in 32 ounces of a cold beverage), which is “guaranteed to put the starch back in the ol’ blue jeans.” The restaurant dishes out pastries and treats, too, and, in summertime, iced Italian soda. 

Mugs ‘n Jugs Sports Bar & Grill

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Located in Clearwater, Florida, Mugs ‘N Jugs says its claim to fame is its “huge award-winning wings” and its other great sports bar fare. It offers karaoke most nights, while sports occupy its flatscreen TVs; a game room offers another entertainment outlet. Here’s a surprise: Tuesday night is family night; kids under 12 eat free with the purchase of a $6.99 adult entree.

Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill

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Last bit not least in our Seven sexy American restaurants segment. The Lone Star State is home to Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, begun in 2006 and owned by Austin-based ATX Brands. “I’m very optimistic about the segment,” CEO Doug Guller told Nation’s Restaurant News last year. “There’s a lot of competition as the breastaurant industry has seen success over the last 5 to 10 years. It’s a somewhat recession-resilient industry. I don’t think food, booze, sports or sex are going to die anytime soon.” The chain trademarked the “breastaurant” term and a couple of years ago bought a ghost town not far from Austin, boldly renaming it “Bikinis, Texas.”

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Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya

June 29, 2014 by David Herd

Xmas 2011 at the Cherry bar in Pattaya

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya, I have been studying them closely for over a decade. This bar on the corner of 2nd Rd & Soi 3 Pattaya has been my local watering hole since 2003.

And so this is Xmas

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya I have been living in Pattaya since October 2011 but I have been coming here for 34 years. Nothing stays the same & neither does the Cherry Bar, over the years there have been some incredibly beautiful girls pass through here. Sadly not as many in 2015. 🙂

Why do I like it so much?

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya Well apart from the many beautiful girls that have passed through there, being on a busy corner allows me to watch the passing parade while enjoying an evening drink. At the other end of this complex is another very good bar which has just become 50% larger, the Atlantic Bar.


View from The Cherry Bar

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya This was the view from where I sit about 3 years ago, it’s not quite as good now as you will see further on.

OK, back to the sexy girls

Sexy Cherry Bar babes PattayaFlashback to 2003, the first year I started drinking at the Cherry Bar. One of the many sexy Cherry Bar girls.

Dah from 2003

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya  What a knockout smile.

Mai & Oay in 2012, terrific smiles

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya  Mai is a sweet girl who gave up her job a a Honda sales person in Bangkok to work at the Cherry Bar, she has since moved across the road to Honey 2, the soapy massage parlor. Oay on the other hand is a tall glamorous high maintenance girl who is never without a Farang throwing money at her.

Oay is certainly a knockout

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya

Last I heard she found a sponsor and quit the bar scene.

Happy group in 2012

Cherry Bar Pattaya Joergen Ulitza, Barrie Comfort, Dah, Pothole aka John Martin & John Lopez. Sadly Joergen was arrested in Hong Kong last year in July 2014 and is awaiting trial scheduled for November 2015.

All charges dropped

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya On November 6th all charges were dropped and Joergen flew to Pattaya for a couple of weeks before heading home to Melbourne on December 10. He is a very lucky man.

Daryl Evans & Heine from Airlie Beach in Australia, 2004.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya The bar has always been a great place to meet friends from Australia, this is from February 2004, Daryl on the left now lives in Pattaya at Markland where I also live.

July 2003 , Jan in the white became my favourite girl.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya Over the next seven years Jan was my number one favourite girl, so beautiful with a smile to die for. When I talk about Sexy Cherry Bar girls, Jan was the best.

Easy to see why

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Absolutely gorgeous.

More of beautiful Jan

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya   Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya   Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya  Top is 2003 & the rest are 2008 & 2009.

Do you agree Jan is absolutely beautiful?

David Herd at Cherry Bar  This was November 2008, I could publish an entire post on Jan but I guess I have to move along.

Jan visits Cherry in 2012 pregnant with 3rd child.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya

I’m betting raising 3 children is not as much fun as working at the Cherry bar. 🙂

October 2011

David Herd ThailandAnne & Om in October 2011. Sadly about 1 year later Om passed away after a short illness, I really miss her smiling face.

RIP Om.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya

I wanted to hang this on the wall at the Cherry bar in memory of Om, but because of Thai tradition & culture they would not let me.

Dressing up for Loi Krathong

Loi Krathong  Loi Krathong is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand and certain parts of Laos and Burma (in Shan State). The name could be translated as “to float a basket”, and comes from the tradition of making krathong or buoyant, decorated baskets, which are then floated on a river. Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November. On the night of the full moon, Thais launch their krathong on a river, canal or a pond, making a wish as they do so. The festival may originate from an ancient ritual paying respect to the water spirits.   Government offices, corporations and other organizations bring large decorated krathongs. There are competitions for the best such krathong. A beauty contest is a regular feature and fireworks have become common in recent years.

Street cooking at its best

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya For six months or s these guys were doing a roaring trade cooking pigs before the chemist under the Cherry Bar complained to the police about the shop fling up with smoke every night.

Big Simon from the UK

Simon Wilmont In January 2013 four English friends from Wiltshire arrived and took over the Cherry bar, I would usually leave them about 10 pm and they would kick on to 2 or 3 am at the sexy Cherry Bar.

Bill Austin & Dave Catchpole from the UK

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya

We are not in Kansas anymore Toto.

Hmmm feels good.

  David Herd Cherry Bar  Another of the Sexy Cherry Bar girls.

Trevor with the tongue & Bobby on the right at the sexy Cherry Bar.
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Boys will be boys, hang on this is Thailand and sometimes boys will be girls, thankfully however not at the sexy Cherry Bar.

 Just to remind you where you are.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya

sexy Cherry Bar.

Guess what? It is October 2004

sweet girl I can’t remember her name, but I do remember that she was a very sweet girl.

2004 was a good year for Cherry Bar girls

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Can’t remember her name but she was a very sweet lady.

Street view from Cherry bar in 2005

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View has now changed in 2016.

Party time May 2005

  Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya  The Thai girls love to dress up for a party.

2009 Anne & Jaeb

Pattaya babes

Two long time employees at the Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya.

Here is Jaeb 6 years later in February 2015

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I last saw her around Xmas 2015.

This is what I call “attitude”.

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Do you like waht you see mister?

August 2013

David Herd Thailand Bob & Greg from the Gold Coast in Australia.

Lenny, Merv, Kukta & Warren at Cherry bar.

sexy Cherry Bar  This was March 2013, my brother Warren & his friend Lenny were here again in May 2014. Sadly our good mate Lenny passed away after a short battle with cancer early in 2016, RIP.

Aoy is another favourite of mine.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya  Aoy is a very sweet girl who left the Cherry Bar when she found a guy to take care of her, I miss her & wish her luck.

 The green roof is the Cherry bar.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya Not much to look at, but thousands of great memories have happened under that green roof. 🙂

Bath time in Soi 3

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya While Grandfather does the cooking the little one decides it is time for her bath. A great example of observing Thai life from the Cherry Bar.

I ordered a double Jack Daniels.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya  I have been in a long term relationship with Jack. 🙂

I have to bring Jan back, can’t help it.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya  Jaeb, Jan & Anne.

 
Xmas Eve 2013

Xmas Eve Cherry barMerry Xmas everyone.

 New Years Eve 2013

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Dan from Airlie Beach Australia at the Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya .

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  November 2014 and she is only 16.

Sexy Cherry Bar babes Pattaya

She was only around for 2 weeks then disappeared.

 My niece Laura hits the pole

Laura pole dancer

 Is it wrong to force your lovely niece to be a pole dancer in Pattaya, surely not? 🙂  I guess my niece can now be described as one of the Sexy Cherry Bar girls.

Doug from Newcastle and Geoff from Gosford

Sexy Cherry Bar babes PattayaBoth these guys love Thailand and visit many times each year.

A bunch of Aussies in April 2015

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December 2015

Larry Krausz Thailand Larry Krausz moves from the Gold Coast Australia to Pattaya November 28 2015.  Sadly one year later in December 2016 after spending 6 weeks in ICU due to a major stroke, he was flown back to Australia by the insurance company. The cost for the Leer Jet was $185,000 aud and the hospital over $300,000.

New friends December 28 2015

David Herd Cherry Bar  On the right is Jeff who is a friend of my cousin Vickie in Calgary, the other guy James saw me outside my condo in soi 1 and said “hi David” I know you from your Cape Town blog. Amazing that he recognised me in the street, so I now have another new friend, James from Pretoria. My fame is obviously spreading. 🙂

And the beat goes on

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Here is Katie August 2016

Katie Cherry Bar A happy new addition at the Cherry Bar.

Gone baby gone!

 photo Cherry Bar gone 4.jpg Shock horror, September 1st 2016 and my beloved Cherry bar is no more. Purchased by the people who own Billabong in LK Metro they will rebuild a bigger and hopefully better bar. You can take away the bar but you will never be able to take away my wonderful memories.

Shock horror has turned into “you bloody beauty”. 🙂

Billabong 2 Pattaya It’s a new era as they say in the classics, today is Sunday September 25th and Billabong 2 opens it’s doors. Doors! what doors? I don’t see any doors.

Sing it for me Don.

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Exciting life Pattaya David Herd 2013

January 1, 2014 by David Herd

Cherry Bar with Jack Daniel’s

Exciting life Pattaya David HerdExciting life Pattaya David Herd 2013 was a total pleasure. January started with a bang when I spent NYE in Sydney, then mid January four English guys came to sample the delights of life in Thailand so naturally I played tour guide for them.

This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection from 2013.

The boys from England

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The guys all came from around Wiltshire and naturally loved Pattaya.

Travel highlights for 2013

The year started with a bang, literally. I spent NYE 2012 at my old condo block in Wrights Rd Drummoyne which is a perfect spot to watch the fireworks. It reminded me of my great escape on NYE 1981.  Another nostalgic moment was a visit to Crescent ave Newport to visit the home of the late Tim Bristow where his long time partner Sue Ellis still lives, I of course also lived in Newport for 3 years from 1984 before moving to the Gold Coast.

January 1st I drove to Port Macquarie via Ettalong (where my family spent their annual holidays when I was young), to spend a few days with my brother Warren then on to the Gold Coast to catch up with friends.

In June I flew to England to visit my friend Alan who is a guest of Her Majesty, then his brother Bill Austin, Dave Catchpole & I took a road trip to Bruges & Versailles before winding up in Brighton on the south coast of England.


Life on Pattaya Beach

Pattaya my exciting life Every morning I walk along the & my camera is always with me, and I am always on the lookout for interesting shots, this is one of my favourites.

We lost a friend in January.

Exciting life Pattaya David HerdHere is my brother Warren & his friend Chris from Port Macquarie on the NSW coast with Dennis  Freemongrel, Dennis & I were friends for 30 years before he turned nasty on me. 🙂 The lovely lady is Om who sadly passed away far too young, I miss her smiling face & often think about her.

Pattaya beach from my Condo.

life 2013  One of the main reasons I love living here in Pattaya is the wonderful view from my Condo.  Check out my webcam here.

Sunset from the Beach Club.

  Exciting life Pattaya David HerdGreat sunsets from the Beach Club, happy hour drinks every day at 5 pm.  

Some other  things to see at the Beach Club.  😎

life 2013 Always a couple of lovely Russian girls at the Beach Club.  

Mike the cartoon man.

Mike Baird cartoons PattayaMike Baird is a well know character in Pattaya, he creates cartoons about Pattaya life for the local press.

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Great photo at the Beach Club

Beach Club Nathan CorbettFriends from Australia visit Pattaya, this is one of my favourite photos. The big guy is Nathan Corbett a Muay Thai world champion many times over.

Another birthday at the Mantra.

Exciting life Pattaya David HerdHere I am with PR girl Amy at the fabulous Mantra for another birthday on 7-7-2013.

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Extra lane on Beach rd Pattaya

  life 2013   Lots of disruption this year with major roadworks on Beach Road.  

Girls dressed for Loi Krathong in Pattaya

Loi Krathon life Pattaya Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November. Loi means ‘to float’, while krathong refers to the (usually) lotus-shaped container which floats on the water. Krathonghas no other meaning in Thai besides decorative floats, so Loi Krathong is very hard to translate, requiring a word describing what a Krathong looks like such as Floating CrownFloating BoatFloating Decoration. The traditional krathong are made from a slice of the trunk of a banana tree or a spider lily plant.

Desert at Froggy’s with Daryl Evans.

  Exciting life Pattaya David HerdFroggy’s was one of our favourite restaurants in Pattaya, sadly it is now closed.  

Robbie & Hamish at the Gentlemen’s club

  Robbie & Hamish the Gentlemen's clubA good club in Soi Diamond off Walking St run by two Aussie guys Robbie & Hamish, NEWS FLASH 30 September 2014, they just sold the club to some Russians.  

World famous Walking St Pattaya.

Walking St PattayaMy exciting life in Pattaya includes a visit to Walking St every couple of months whether I want to or not.  😈 To receive my latest posts please follow me on Twitter  

Pattaya boat people.

  Exciting life Pattaya David Herd Every day they line up in the thousands to take a boat ride to the islands.  

On the ferry to Koh Chang.

  Koh Chang ferryKoh Chang is Thailand’s 2nd largest island, about a 3 hour drive from Pattaya.  

Motorbike ride in Koh Chang.

white sands beachIt was about to rain so I offered this nice lady 100 baht to take me 500 meters to the hotel, small price to pay to stay dry.

Koh Larn

  Sangwan Beach Koh LarnKoh Larn is only a 30 minute ferry ride from Pattaya.  

BBQ seafood on Koh Larn

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Fantastic fresh seafood.

Nana Paza in Bangkok

Nana Plaza BangkokBangkok Go-Go Bars can be found in three areas, Patpong, Soi Cowboy & Nana Plaza. Patpong is where it all started many years ago. It has even been filmed in in a James Bond chase-sequence. Patpong has long since lost it’s title of number one for sexy shows  Go-Go bars. Soi Cowboy &  Nana Plaza now reign supreme.

John Martin aka Pothole & David Herd at Nana Plaza. Pattaya my exciting life

I have known John for 15 years, without a doubt he provides me with an enormous amount of entertainment, he would have to be the most dysfunctional person I have ever known.  😆

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Bob & Greg from Australia

David Herd Thailand My exciting life in 2013 has been full of action, travel & fun, in January I was in Australia catching up with family & friends. In June I travelled to Bruges, Versailles, Brighton & London, rather than duplicate photos from those trips just click on the links to see my posts.

Happy times at the Cherry Bar.

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The Cherry bar is my local haunt on the corner of 2nd road & Soi 3, you will find me there 3about 4 times a week from 6.30 pm. The photo shows 3 guys from Australia, Lenny, Mervyn & my brother Warren, the lovely Thai lady is Merv’s new wife.

Sadly Merv passed away in early 2016.

Cherry bar girls

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Plenty of trouble here.

Cherry Bar

Pattaya my exciting lifePothole & I with our Jack Daniel’s at the Cherry Bar, we pay $10 to have our own bottle behind the bar, what a life.  😎

My exciting life in Pattaya

Pattaya my exciting life

This is Aoy, a Beautiful young Thai Lady who  used to work at the Cherry bar, she used to occasionally drop in to visit me, however she has now found herself a sponsor.  😎

Xmas at the Mantra

Exciting life Pattaya David HerdEnjoying Xmas lunch at the Mantra with a big group of friends.

Xmas calories

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This great song by Glen Frey sums up where I am right now.

Thanks for visiting my Exciting life Pattaya David Herd photo blog.

Here is a video I made from January with friends from England. To me it captures the essence of life in Pattaya.

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         Soi Cowboy                  Nana Plaza                           Patpong

Nana Plaza Bangkok pleasure palace           Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand                  Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

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Life 2015                  Family history                   Life 1982

Hamish, Matt, David and Bow. photo Friday20night20drinks205.jpg           photo BrothersinArms.jpg          Two of my favorite girls, Helen & Teresa. photo HelenampTeresa1982.jpg

Adelaide 1972                 Iron Bar Freddy               Sydney 2006

Darwin airport with Arch Wilkie & the hosties. photo Darwin1974.jpg          Big Tim Bristow photo SusieshomeNewport1.jpg          Lobster mornay at the Freeway photo April24FreewayHotel-33.jpg

Thailand 2008                Gold Coast Babes               World trip 2003

Pattaya my exciting life         Dani Tobin, a real wild child. photo Danielle4.jpg          Carla, what a girl. photo CopacabanabeachNov2003-128.jpg

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