The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Four Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure

October 18, 2017 by David Herd

Our Hotel was in a great location

Four Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure

Four Aussies Chiang Mai AdventureFour Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure, our hotel the Dusit Princess is the white building on the left. Without a doubt this is the very best location in Chiang Mai.

A terrific hotel in the very best location in Chiang Mai, book through THIS LINK for a discounted room rate.

 Across the road from our hotel

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure Burger King & Hard Rock Cafe are there if you don’t want to eat Thai food. 🙂

Of course sometimes it rains.

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure When it rains in Thailand it really rains. 🙂

 Opposite the Dusit Princess.

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure Only 50 meters up the road is the famous night market.

 Entrance to the night market

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure Not just a night market but lot’s of bars & restaurants, many specializing in live seafood.

Forty winks

Four Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure

Relaxing at the night market.

LadyBoys everywhere. 🙂

Four Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure It looks like Patrick has found some soul mates. 🙂

Of course if you want a massage

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure There are many available not as suspect as this one. 🙂

 Three Aussies

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure Here are 3 of the 4 Aussies on this trip besides Patrick, Steven & Justin Bates & yours truly David Herd.

Patrick is around 200 cm tall. 🙂

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure He returned to his home in Singapore for his 51st birthday on October 8.

 Le Meridien Hotel

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure Another great location, for a terrific room rate just book through THIS LINK.

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The Meridien has an excellent Italian restaurant.

So many food outlets

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure In fact I’m doing a separate blog on some of the great Chiang Mai restaurants we found, including David’s Kitchen & Whole Earth which were both excellent. 

Four Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure

Five Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure We flew Nok Air return from Bangkok & I must say it was an absolute pleasure, the best budget airline I have flown with.

Dusit Princess good rooms & great location

Remarkable Temple Chiang Mai Thailand 

A terrific hotel in the very best location in Chiang Mai, book through THIS LINK for a discounted room rate.

Thanks for visiting my Four Aussies Chiang Mai Adventure photo blog.

       Istanbul                                 Budapest                        London

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

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

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

Pattaya live webcam
 
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

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Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

June 19, 2015 by David Herd

Sirocco Bangkok

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008 as well as Bangkok and Krabi. Throw in Sydney, Singapore, Bali, New York, Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, Curitiba, Florianopolis and Balneario Camboriu. Certainly one of my greatest years for travel.

Please note, this is not part of my Travel Blog. It’s part of my personal history, check it out if you wish.

Sirocco Bangkok

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

My brother Warren & Yvonne Collier at Sirocco.

Centrepoint Hotel

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A nice hotel in a great location, close to the sky train and the Chao Phraya river.


Phung aka Cleopatra at Nana Plaza.

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

My favourite Bangkok girl since 2001.

Big Dog Bar at Nana Plaza

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

  Nic, Sharon and Rod Perin, (RIP).    

Nana Plaza  

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

John Sinclair getting up close and personal. 🙂  

Elephant at Dynasty Hotel Soi 4 Nana

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

You really don’t see the elephants in the street anymore.

Honey Pot Pattaya with number 99

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

Sadly the Honey Pot closed around 2012.

Cherry Bar Pattaya

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

   Rod, Nick and I with our new watches. Sadly Ron on the left, passed away in 2011.  

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

One thing that has not changed are the boats waiting for the Chinese tourists.

Sabai Resort next to Big C in 2nd Rd.

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

I stayed at the Sabai Resort for about 7 years until I moved to Pattaya in October 2011. It was and still is a great location.

On of my favourite girls visits me at the Sabai

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

  Jan was absolutely gorgeous, she worked at the Cherry Bar from 2003 to around 2010.  

Here is Ice at the Sabai Resort  

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

  I often wonder where she is now.

Notice the Holiday Inn being built in 2008.

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

The Holiday Inn opened in 2009.

 Bernard’s

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

One of my favourite restaurants, for many years it was in Soi 3 before moving to Soi 1 opposite Markland. Sadly it closed in 2014.

Honey Pot in Soi 2

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

Great times at the Honey Pot with Dennis and Nick, sadly in 2012 the club closed.

Beautiful Thai

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

Did you pick it? The best looking ladyBoy I have ever seen, the guys just had to get a photo taken.

Pretty face in Pattaya

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

There are not as many pretty faces now in 2016.

Seafood at the Mantra

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

Located at the Amari hotel is my favourite restaurant, every Sunday they have a fantastic brunch.

Walking St in daylight

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

Such a difference during the day.

A little different at night

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

Lots of neon lights in Walking Street at night.

My favourite girl

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

Jan has been my favourite Cherry Bar girl your quite a few years, what a beautiful face she has.

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A year or so later Jan found a sponsor and is now the mother of three.

Pattaya street kitchen.

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

Thai people have taken street food to an art form.

Cute Russian at Cosy Beach

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

The water looks nice. Water, what water? I don’t see any water. 🙂

Nick & Sharon

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

My friends from the Gold Coast who love Thailand.

Nook at U Too Bar

Four Fabulous Pattaya Trips 2008

 

The U Too bar moved up the road to Drinking Street. Thanks for visiting my Four Pattaya trips photo blog.

Zagreb Croatia                      Rio de Janeiro                  Brisbane River 

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     Koh Samui                                   Korea                                  London

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         Bangkok                                   Osaka                                     Pattaya

Soi Cowboy (25)          Osaka 1st night (17)       Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy 

                                     

             Chiang Mai                      Pattaya                      Chao Phraya river

Chiang Mai with Tone        9a1fec74-4461-46cd-8663-97f5893c8f6e (1)   191de3bb-38fc-45cd-bce7-ef24081c554b

Pattaya live webcam
 
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

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