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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.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

January 22, 2017 by David Herd

Terminal 21 & Centrepoint Hotel

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok is only one station or 10 minutes from where I stay in Soi 11 Nana. Asoke station is adjacent to Terminal 21 one of the many Bangkok shopping malls.

Rajadapisek Road

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

From the corner of Sukhumvit Rd, on the left is Terminal 21 & on the right is the Pullman Hotel. The first street on the right is the famous Soi Cowboy.

Asoke Montri Road

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 

Rajadapisek Road This is the other side of the intersection coming from Rajadapisek Road. The tall building in the centre on the 25th floor is where you can find one of Bangkok’s great sky bars, the Long Table.

Long Table Sky Bar Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

A great spot to watch the sunset. Photo credit AsiaWebDirect.

Location

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 The Asoke station has a direct walkway into Terminal 21.

Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 

The five star Pullman is in a great location, for a discounted room rate just book through THIS LINK.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Next door to Terminal 21 on Sukhumvit Road, book through THIS LINK for a great room rate.

Terminal 21 Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

A terrific location for shopping and eating.

Tony Roma’s

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Just step off the sky train & walk straight into the mall. Tony Roma’s ribs are famous world wide.

 Asoke comes alive at night

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Lots of action here at night plus traffic gridlock on Sukhumvit Rd around the busy intersection.

Every night on Sukhumvit Rd

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Forget taxis take the sky train. 🙂

Soi Cowboy 

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 Soi Cowboy is only a very short street with about 40 go-go bars, competing with Nana Plaza and Patpong Rd.        

Nana Plaza, Patpong Rd and Soi Cowboy are popular “so called” entertainment areas.

 Hemingway’s at Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 Another beloved expat bar and restaurant, Hemingway’s, shut its doors at the end of October 2016.  The land was purchased by Japanese developers who plan to build a 27-story hotel on the site that sits directly at BTS Asoke at the top of Sukhumvit Soi 14.

Such a shame to see it go.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Unlike in the US, the UK and  Australia, there are no laws in Thailand to protect historic buildings. If there were, this rare and gorgeous specimen would have been protected. Sadly the owners spent one million USD (THB35 million)  renovating the house and opening the restaurant just four years ago.

 Brewski at Radisson Blu Plaza

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Brewski sky bar on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably priced at B160, or $4.50 USD.

 You won’t see many white elephants in Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Here is two of them. 🙂

View from the Sofitel Sky Bar.

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Looking down from the 32nd floor of the Sofitel Hotel.

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When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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Times Square New York City

November 18, 2015 by David Herd

Times Square

Times Square New York City Times Square New York City is one of the world’s most iconic locations. When I last visited in February 2008 I stayed at the Hotel Edison only 100 meters from Broadway.

For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

The fabulous Broadway shows

Times Square New York City In seven days I saw five Broadway shows. My favourite was A Bronx Tale by Charles Palminteri, closely followed by August Osage County.

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale

A small theatre with one man on stage talking about his life, it was fantastic.


Times Square New York City

Times Square New York City At night Times Square comes alive.

The song said it all

New York City They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway…….

M & M

David Herd Thailand Great colours and lots to see around Times Square.

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Gallagher’s Steakhouse at 228 W 52nd St

Gallagher's Steakhouse

Not quite Times Square but only a short walk away. Gallagher’s lived up to it’s reputation as being on of New York’s best steakhouses, in fact my Surf & Turf could have fed two people easily. I believe the restaurant was refurbished in 2014.

 Times Square New York City

Times Square New York City There are enough bars, restaurants and shows within a couple of blocks of Times Square to keep you occupied for weeks.

You gotta love New York

Times Square New York City What a city, I often say to friends, if the cities of the world could be likened to a horse race, New York would win by 10 lengths over the next bunch of cities which would include Paris, London, Sydney, Bangkok, Tokyo, Rome, Rio De Janeiro & Cape Town, not necessarily in that order.

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David Herd loves New York. photo 7thThursday7.jpg Please take a look at some of my other posts if you have the time.

Here is a link to my NYC photo blog.

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Click here to see my post on Uluru in the Australian desert.

 

Carnival in Brazil is fantastic

 

Tokyo is my 2nd favourite city after New York

 

Nobody does it quite like Frank.

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NYC New York world’s best city

August 22, 2013 by David Herd

My favourite photo in my favourite city.

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“my boulevard of broken dreams”

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NYC New York world’s best city, & I like to call the photo above “my boulevard of broken dreams”, 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. As I said before New York is my favorite city, I like to say to friends, if the cities of the world could be likened to a horse race, New York would win by 10 lengths over the next bunch of cities which would include Paris, London, Sydney, Bangkok, Tokyo, Rome, Rio De Janeiro & Cape Town, not necessarily in that order.

Midtown New York.

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Theater, food & fascinating people is what New York is to me, on my last trip I saw 5 Broadway shows in 7 days, my favorite two were August Osage County & A Bronx Tale by Charles Palminteri, which was a fabulous one man show. Ceila was also very good, a musical based on the life and songs of Cuban singer Celia Cruz.  Mama Mia was a lot of fun for Abba fans like myself, and last but not least I saw Spamalot, which was a gem for us Monty Python tragics.

You can feel the energy

NYC New York world's best city This city really grabs you. 🙂

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Theey say the neon lights are bright on Broadway.

Gallagher’s Steakhouse at 228 W 52nd St

NYC New York world's best city

Certainly Gallagher’s lived up to it’s reputation as being on of New York’s best steakhouses, in fact my Surf & Turf could have fed two people easily. Another absolute favorite on mine is Todai, a Japanese buffet at 6 E. 32nd St. The choice of food was amazing, in fact the restaurant is so large you can enter from 32nd St and exit from 33rd St, one whole city block. It was the best value I found in New York for $29.95, priceless.

Gallagher’s will not be the same

NYC New York world's best city I believe Gallagher’s is being renovated in September 2013 so it will obviously change somewhat. I’m sure however the food will still be excellent.

Aged beef at Gallagher’s

Gallagher's Steakhouse

Naturally all their meat is aged and on display as you enter the restaurant.

David Herd on Wall St.

NYC New York world's best city Without a doubt I was the quintessential wide-eyed traveller wandering around the streets of this great city, jumping on and off trains, busses & ferries and silently complaining that there were not enough hours in the day to do the city justice.

I’ll have a double decaf skinny latte to go please.

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If I was the quintessential traveller then the guys above were the quintessential New Yorkers, everyone in the city seems to walk around wearing denim & black & gripping a take away coffee, Starbucks must make a fortune.

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  I wonder if they allow dogs here?

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The outfit and the dogs seem to go together. 🙂

New York Deli

NYC New York world's best city A typical NYC deli, you can usually get a great sandwiche.

Cnr Bleecker and Macdougal Streets, now closed.

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There are so many places you remember from various movies,

Snowing in Harlem in NYC New York world’s best city

New York world's best city

Yes, it was bloody cold.

Rockefeller Center

NYC New York world's best city Ice skaters enjoing the winter.

Phil barkin and Gordon Shanks

NYC New York world's best city I originally met these guys in Rio de Janeiro, now in 2015 I live in Thailand and both of them are regular visitors to Pattaya.

Todai Sushi

NYC New York world's best city Was at 6 E 32nd St where the great buffet was only $29, sadly the restaurant is no closed.

Empire State building

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Probably the most iconic building in this great city.

View from Battery Park.

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Every single area in Manhattan is worth visiting.

The Brooklyn Bridge in NYC New York world’s best city

NYC New York world's best city

You certainly can’t visit New York without seeing the Brooklyn bridge. The Bridge is is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.

Freezing in New York in February.

NYC New York world's best city Of course I had just arrived from Brazil where temperatures were around 35 degrees.

Staten Island Ferry

NYC New York world's best city The ferry operates 24/7 & runs 5.2 miles between Manhattan and Staten Island. In October 2002 a Staten Island ferry slammed into a pier as it was docking killing at least 10 people, tearing off some victims’ limbs and reducing the front of the huge vessel to a shattered mass of wood, glass and steel. At least 34 people were injured.

Cross dressing tour guide

NYC New York world's best city Nothing surprises you in NYC, this is our cross dressing tour guide on the tour bus.

Brooklyn home

NYC New York world's best city The open top buses are a great way to view New York, I took one that included Brooklyn and as you know, you can hop on & off any time you want.

The Peking Clipper

NYC New York world's best city The masts and rigging of the South Street Seaport Museum’s clipper ship, Peking, tower over Pier 16. No visitor to the Seaport could miss seeing this titan that stretches almost the full length of the pier. But it has been years since members of the public have been able to climb aboard. On Saturdays through Oct. 19 2013, the Peking is open to visitors from noon to 4 p.m. Peking was built in Hamburg, Germany 102 years ago to transport nitrate from the west coast of South America to Europe. Even at that time, sailing ships had mostly been replaced by steamships except for long trips with heavy cargo, where the cost of fuel would have been prohibitive.

The Edison hotel

Edisson hotel W47th st The Edison hotel at  228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, is fairly old, built in 1931 in fact, however the location is perfect. In the heart of the theatre district just off Times Square. I spent some pleasant evenings listening to the jazz band. OK, there are 101 great photos in this slideshow to show you why New York is my favorite city, you only have to ask yourself one question, “do you have the time punk”?  😆

For a good discount at the Edison or elsewhere just book through THIS LINK.

Times Square 1908 New York world’s best city

NYC New York world's best city What an amazing photo in New York world’s best city.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

NYC New York world's best city Certainly one of the best ways to see this wonderful city.

Well folks, thank you for visiting my photo blog on New York world’s best city, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed being in my favourite city.

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Click here to see my post on Uluru in the Australian desert.

 

Carnival in Brazil is fantastic

 

Tokyo is my 2nd favourite city after New York

 

Nobody does it quite like Frank.

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