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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.

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW

March 20, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Breakfast at Kingscliff

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW was my first stop after leaving Surfers Paradise where I had spent a week catching up with friends. My plan was to travel down the coast to Sydney stopping at various coastal towns on the way.

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW A fairly typical coastal town with lots of coffee shops, tourists & terrific beaches.

For instance

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW Miles & miles of surf & sand & deserted at 9am on Wednesday March 8th 2017.

Short walk from the beach to the shops

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSWKingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW is a tourist destination with a population of a little over 6,000 with beach and estuary access for swimming, surfing, fishing and all types of water sports.

 Kingscliff Northern Rivers NSW

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW Kingscliff is only 14 kms from Coolangatta airport.

Location

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW It’s obvious why Kingscliff is so popular given how close it is to the Gold Coast.

A beautiful day

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW Kingscliff by the beach.

Kingscliff estuary

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW A nice peaceful picnic area.

 Picnic area beside the estuary.

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW Grab the morning paper & relax under the trees.

Time to hit the road & head south

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW I got an amazing deal on my hire car from Apex, 6 days hire and drop it off at Sydney airport for only $150, a special relocation deal.

Here we go

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW After an excellent breakfast I’m on the road again.

Hundreds of new townhouses

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW So many new homes, the demand is obviously here.

Other towns heading south.

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW All are nice little seaside villages, I may well wind up in this area when I return permanently to Australia in the next few years.

This was Chinderah on the way to Kingscliff.

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW One lazy pelican and Mount Warning in the distance.

The highway to Byron Bay.

 photo Driving to Byron Bay 1.jpg I thought I would bypass Byron Bay and head for Yamba.

Road tunnel

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW Cutting through the hills.

Inside the tunnel

Kingscliff Northern Rivers Coast NSW Lucky for me there is very little traffic.

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                 What a great year for travel in 2015                                  

                 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

                                       

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Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

November 20, 2015 by David Herd

Glenelg

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beachAdelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach is where I decided to stay in October 2014. It is the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia & was established in 1836.

Tram to the city

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach A pleasant way to travel to the heart of the city without any car parking problems.

Bay discovery centre

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach This building on the left was the town hall until 1997 and is now the Bay discovery centre. The building on the right is the Five Star Stanford Hotel which is the number one spot to stay in Glenelg & perhaps the whole of Adelaide, use this link for a great room rate.

Old Glenelg church

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach  The name Glenelg is noteworthy for being a palindrome.

The Glenelg Marina

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach There a quite a selection of restaurants at the marina and car parking is available in the basement.

Sunset Bar Glenelg         Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach                   Oyster Bar Glenelg Marina

Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar Glenelg Marina Denis Young and I have been friends since I lived in Adelaide in 1973, strangely we have hardly changed at all. 🙂

Grind It

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach A very good place for breakfast, which is rated number 2 restaurant in Glenelg by Tripadvisor.

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

Adelaide seaside Glenelg beach Parkland between the Marina and town centre.

Here is a reasonable priced motel in a good location, use this link for a discounted room rate.

Cardone’s Seafood and Grill

Cardones Glenelg Rated number one by TripAdvisor out of 135 restaurants in Glenelg, I had dinner there twice and it was excellent.

Stanford Grand Hotel Glenelg

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach This has to be one of Adelaide’s prime locations.

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Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach From here I drove the Great Ocean Road to Dromana in Victoria, via the car ferry across Port Phillip Bay.

Adelaide holds some wonderful memories for me, the 2 years I lived there in the 70s were as good as any in my life. Now to explain where I’m at and how I feel, I’ll leave it up to Glenn Frey.

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After Dromana I flew to the Gold Coast.

 

In March 2014 I had a terrific world trip.

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Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

January 11, 2014 by David Herd

 Great value at LK.

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceBest Pattaya breakfast coffee service? Allow me to make some suggestions, it is a daily routine for me, I like to walk along the beach for 30 minutes first, then enjoy a nice breakfast while reading the Bangkok Post. I also like the places that provide the post for free. LK Empress on the corner of Beach Rd & Soi 12 used to offer a great value buffet for 190 Baht or $5.40 USD, for me it is one of the best Pattaya breakfasts.

NB, price has just gone up to 230 Baht or $6.60 USD so I now think the best value is Bon Cafe in Naklua Rd. 🙂

I eat out 7 days a week & I won’t go anywhere who is not open at 8.30. or does not provide the Bangkok Post.

French Bakery 3rd Rd

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service Terrific breakfast here and cheap, however I must recommend you order a couple of ham & salad rolls to take home for lunch, without a doubt they are the best in Pattaya.

Ham & Salad roll at French bakery

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service The best baguette outside of Paris or Vietnam.

Sportsmans Pub

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceJust around the corner from LK in Soi 13 is the Sportsmans Pub, don’t be fooled by the fruit dish, they do one of the best Pattaya breakfasts there for under 200 Baht ($5.70 USD). I’m sure if I had a photo of bacon & eggs for every venue you would switch off fairly quickly.  😆

Oh well, here is one of their small choices

David Herd Thailand I really don’t like the huge breakfast where they pile on stuff I don’t want such as grilled tomato, hash browns, or heaven forbid, black pudding. Here is a LINK to their price list.

Happy faces at Au Bon Pain

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

I used to go here 4 or 5 times a week as it is the perfect walking distance, 25 minutes.

Sadly in January 2017 it is closed.

Queen Victoria pub

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceSoi 6 is one of the seediest streets in Pattaya, and does not look the best in the early morning. If you can get past this image they offer an excellent English breakfast for 200 Baht.

Big breakfast at Queen Vic

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceMy only criticism beside the rather smelly Soi 6, is they only give you one piece of toast,  I wish they would keep the sausage & throw in an extra piece of toast.

 

Foodland

Best Pattaya breakfastA huge supermarket chain throughout Thailand, always busy for breakfast due to the great value. About $2.75 for bacon & eggs with a tea or coffee. This branch is in Pattaya Klang or Centre Rd. Best Pattaya breakfast? Probably not but certainly the best value.

Bon Cafe in Naklua Rd. Best Pattaya breakfast

  Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service Bon Cafe is a very good breakfast spot. Around $6 or 160 Baht you get this excellent meal including coffee & orange juice. 668/17-21, Moo 5 Soi 29.

La Baguette

  Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceDefinitely a favourite spot, the best ham croissants in Pattaya.  

La Baguette

La BaguetteI am here three times each week, ham croissant & coffee for around $5.50. Their Latte is quite disappointing, no where near as nice as Coffee World or Starbucks, plus they have just replaced their cups with a smaller size yet still charge 110 Baht for it.

Retox Game on in Soi Honey

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

Here is the small breakfast, only B95 or $2.80 usd. This is the new kid on the block, the 2nd one to open under the Retox brand by well known Pattaya character Simon Peatfield.

Retox healthy breakfast

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

This is the one I usually order, great value at B95.

Cafe Pitini

Cafe Pitini Soi Buakhao

Here is the location,  18 420/18 Soi Buakhao

Cafe Pitini

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service Breakfast including Latte 149 Baht or $4.25 USD  but if you are looking for the best value Pattaya breakfast, I would suggest LK Soi 12, Retox Soi Honey or Bon Cafe in Naklua Rd.

Coffee Club

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service 

I’m the first to admit I’m a creature of habit, I walk for around 30 minutes every morning, have breakfast at one of three or four regular restaurants and catch up on all the news in the Bangkok Post.

Well today I thought I would try a new place so I went to the Coffee Club at Royal Garden shopping Mall. I am so glad I did because the breakfast was one of the best I have ever had in Pattaya.

Eggs Benedict

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service A classic breakfast enjoyed all over the world, in fact here at the Coffee Club it was world class. To clarify the food and coffee was exceptional however the price is rather high compared to what is considered normal in Pattaya.

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 Cafe Taste

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service Located in Pattaya Klang just before 3rd Rd heading East this cafe offers an American breakfast for B69 or $2 USD, plus they also provide the Bangkok Post. 🙂

Starbucks

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service I regularly visit two branches, one is at Big C in 2nd Rd the other at the Bay on Beach Rd near Soi 6. Coffee & staff are always great as is the ham & cheese croissant. 

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                 Sydney                               Paris                                   Bangkok
Sydney Opera house        Paris hotel        Grand Palace Bangkok
             Tokyo                        Rio De Janeiro                        Budapest
Tokyo        Carla, what a girl. photo CopacabanabeachNov2003-128.jpg        Buda Castle
             London                            Beijing                            Capetown
Kings road Chelsea        David & the General photo DHandthegeneral.jpg        David Herd Thailand
           

 Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later. 🙂
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses

Click here for some Russian babes in Pattaya. 

 

Soi 6 is a famous Pattaya street 

 

Thailand have taken street food to an art form 

 

 
Pattaya webcam

 

That’s all folks

David Herd Thailand

 

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