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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.

Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro

December 16, 2016 by David Herd

Wine Connection Silom

Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro chain of restaurants has quickly become one of my favourite places to eat in Thailand. Excellent food and a great selection of wine at reasonable prices.

Beside Sala Daeng Sky Train station

Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro Located in the basement of the Silom Complex right below Starbucks.

Garlic Prawns

Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro My favourite dish at Wine Connection only B210.

Very reasonable prices

Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro Not just the food, the wine prices are also very affordable.

THE GRILL @ CentralWorld

Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro Located on the ground floor at CentralWorld, Wine Connection claim The Grill is their most upmarket outlet.

Pasta & Salmon

Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro

Absolutely delicious Serrano Ham & Truffle Oil Fettuccine only B230 or $6.50 USD. 

Lots of fresh pasta

Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro By now you probably understand why Wine Connection is such a favourite of mine. 🙂

South African Red wine 

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On special at B499 a bottle or $14 USD.

Wine Connection @ Rainhill

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This is my favourite location, just a short walk from Phrom Phong BTS station.

 Large cheese selection

 photo IMG_4776.jpg A selection of cheese and a nice bottle of red, what more could you want?

Wine cellar

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Every Wednesday from 7 pm to 9 pm there is free flow wine & beer for B499.

Location

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Take the Sky Train or a taxi along Sukhumvit. 

Wine Connection at Central Festival Samui

Samui restaurants Chaweng We only spent 4 nights in Koh Samui and chose to eat here twice.

Low cost wine

Samui restaurants Chaweng They offer a wonderful selection of wine from all over the world at liquor store prices. Our red wine from Chile was a bargain B650.

Samui restaurants Chaweng          Samui restaurants Chaweng          Wine Connection Samui

The chain I’m told is owned by a French group, I only wish they would open a branch in Pattaya.

Lamb shank at the Wine Connection.

Wine Connection lamb shank The food choices are extensive, lots of terrines a a big range of pasta.

Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro

 photo IMG_4774.jpg Thanks for visiting my Bangkok Koh Samui Wine Bistro photo blog, there are also branches in Phuket & Chiang Mai.

In Koh Samui I like to stay on Chaweng Beach at the Baan Chaweng,  for an excellent room rate just use THIS LINK to book.

In Bangkok I stay a few meters from Nana station in an excellent small hotel tucked away in a lane off Soi 11. If you use this link you will get a room for around B1100 pn.

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Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys

May 21, 2014 by David Herd

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys when I was there with my friend John Secrets in July 2005. This was only 6 months after the Tsunami disaster that took so many lives.

OK, lets start with the LadyBoys

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys, it is amazing how many transgenders there are in Thailand where society totally accepts them without question or prejudice. Kathoey or katoey is a Thai term that refers to either a transgender woman or an effeminate gay male in Thailand. While a significant number of Thais perceive kathoeys as belonging to a third gender, including many kathoeys themselves, others see them as either a kind of man or a kind of woman. Related phrases include sao (or phuying) praphet song (Thai: สาวประเภทสอง,”a second kind of woman”) and phet thi sam (Thai: เพศที่สาม, “third gender”). The word kathoey is of Khmer origin. It is most often rendered as ladyboy or lady boy in English conversation with Thais and this latter expression has become popular across South East Asia.

You are looking the wrong way John.

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoysMy friend John seems to be enjoying himself way too much. 🙂 Ladyboys really are quite prominent in Thailand and are seemingly accepted by society, not only in the cities but in the countrysides as well. It seems as though it is the relaxed attitude of acceptance and tolerance in Buddhism that keeps people from shunning their lifestyles, although many other Buddhist countries are not as willing to accept a ladyboy living their life in public. Thai Buddhism specifically does not regard homosexuality as a sin and has no specific prohibitions regarding their lifestyle. Though Kathoey continually face discrimination they are gaining acceptance and have made themselves a very distinct part of the Thai society; however, they still have not yet attained equal status with those who are not transgender. There are many restrictions that come with the identity, one being the inability to marry someone of the same sex, another not being able to officially change their birth sex on birth certificates or passports.

Now I’m really worried about him

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys Perhaps I should rush off and grab a bucket of cold water to throw on him, then again the LadyBoys would probably beat me to death. 🙂

Lets move the emphasis to the female of the species

Sexy attitude

Thailand is famous for the girly bars, discos & pole dancing, you don’t have to go to Nana Plaza in Bangkok as the main street in Patong offers quite a large selection of places where you can get into all sorts of trouble.

The one on the left we nick-named the Bull-ant.

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys

The one on the left we nick-named the Bull-ant because she was so feisty and confident, the girl on the right had a bandaged knee obviously due to falling off a motorbike which is a common occurrence in Thailand.

What, no smile?

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys

This girl was absolutely gorgeous, and yes she did look so much better when she smiled.

Some big smiles here.

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys I think my friend John was asking a question here, “what time can we start having fun”?

And the answer is………right now big boy 🙂

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys

Say no more.

What a beautiful face

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys This girl was a beautiful tourist from London so I bought her a couple of drinks just so I could gaze at that face for 30 minutes or so. 🙂

Bright lights in Patong

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys Not as much action as Walking St Pattaya, not not too bad.

OK, lets get back to the LadyBoys

Sexy Thai girls LadyBoys My friend John is at it again.

Come back big boy, I make you happy.

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys At this stage John was in full retreat, and my faith was restored in him. 🙂

We always stay at the Patong Bay Garden Resort or The Thara Resort

 

Patong Bay Garden Resort This hotel is by far the best spot right on the beach in Patong.

We really need to have another look at “The Bull-Ant”

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys It’s very hard not to have fun in Thailand, thousands of beautiful are on hand to make sure you do. I actually live in Pattaya just south of Bangkok but I always enjoy visiting the islands, Phuket, Koh Samui & Koh Chang.

A typical Thai comment

Sexy Phuket Thai girls LadyBoys

Bye bye handsome, please come back soon.

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After Phuket Koh Chang is Thailand’s 2nd largest island.

 

Soi 6 is famous in Pattaya

 

 

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