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Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

May 3, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

 Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes along with it’s neighbour Soi 8 is one of Pattaya’s most popular drinking, eating & partying areas. Above is the corner of Soi 7 & Beach Rd.

Hello Welcome from Silver Star A go go

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

I was waiting for the Silver Star lady to yell out “HELLO WELCOME” which is heard nearly every time you walk past a Pattaya bar. 🙂

Olala bar & restaurant

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Above is Ola la specializing in Norwegian and Thai food.

Breakfast at Olala.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes They claim on their website to offer the beat breakfast in Pattaya which I strongly dispute. It’s no better or worse than many other Thai style bacon sausages & eggs. The eggs were excellent, the bacon average & the typical Thai sausages I didn’t eat. The cost was B145 including toast, jam, tea or coffee. 

Eastiny Bella Vista

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Located just behind Olala on the side road to Soi 8. Rooms here are around $25 per night if you book through THIS LINK.

Shower B20 & toilet B5. 🙂

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes What a bargain, especially if you have just come off the beach.

Lots of beer bars

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Rather quiet through the day and very busy at night. 

2nd Road entrance.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Soi 7 runs from Beach Rd through to 2nd Rd which is very convinient if you are travelling by Baht Bus.

 Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes  The Pig & Whistle Pub one of the popular pubs in Soi 7.

Rosie O Gradys

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Another popular pub & guest house, book through THIS LINK for a good discount.

Happy girls at Rosies

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes Service with a smile, certainly one of the great attractions of Thailand.

Chris from Wiltshire.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes A flashback to January 2013 when 4 Ennglish friends including Chris came to Pattaya for the first time, naturally I was their tour guide. 🙂

The mob from England

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes It was a lot of fun seeing the reaction of these guys on their first trip to Pattaya.

 Flashback to Soi 7 in 2004.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes It’s hard to believe how time flies, 13 years have flashed by.

I remember it as if it were yesterday.

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes

Drinks in Soi 7 with lovely Evie from Bangkok.

Aussie out of control

Soi 7 Pattaya Pubs Bars Babes As it so often happens Pattaya brings out the “idiot” in the newbies. 🙂

Flipper House Hotel

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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.

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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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London pubs people food atmosphere

December 3, 2013 by David Herd

The Colbert in Sloane Square

London pubs people food atmosphere

London pubs & food are  favorite pastimes of mine, even though London is not famous for great cuisine you can find hundreds of terrific places to eat.

Grande Brasserie Sloane Square.

London pubs people food atmosphere

This is the same restaurant as the Colbert, in 2009 it was called Grande Brasserie.

The Colbert

London pubs people food atmosphere Like most of the restaurants in Sloane Square this is a great “people watching” place, one tends to go there for that reason more than the food. The food however is fine and the place is always busy.

One of the good London pubs, The Botanist

London pubs Botanist Sloane Square The Botanist is definitely one of the good London pubs,  a great place to watch the super trendy crowd go through their mating rituals. It gets so busy the crowd spills out onto the footpath, sometimes it’s a struggle to get to the bar for a refill.


Did I mention the super trendy crowd?

London pubs people food atmosphere Well here are three people that don’t fit that description, I am enjoying drinks at the Botanist with friends Teresa & Debbie.

Da Scalzo restaurant.

London pubs

Good food, nice atmosphere and great music.

Great Jazz trio at Da Scalzo.

London pubs people food atmosphere

I went back just to hear the band again.

15 minutes walk from Sloane Square

Da Scalzo restaurant

Da Scalzo is a nice little restaurant about 15 minutes walk from Sloane Square at 2 Elizabeth St, London SW1W 9RB, Phone:+44 20 7730 5498. The food is good without being great, so don’t expect too much, however at weekends they have a very good jazz band playing all the old fashioned songs which really adds to the atmosphere. Have a look at them on the video below.

 OK, lets go upmarket

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

68 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HP

Gordon Ramsey restaurantFabulous food as you would expect at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay with a price to match. However lets face it, you need to spoil yourself every now & then and the food is great. Check out the menu for this rather special restaurant. I will be back in London in March 2014 and another visit is certainly on my agenda.  😎

                                      Absolutely delicious food London pubs Gordon Ramsey restaurant 

Gordon Ramsay’s wine list 2009.

Gordon Ramsay's wine list 2009

As you would expect it is rather expensive.

Cafe Rouge.

London pubsThere is a chain of these excellent restaurants all over London, very good French food at a reasonable price.

Cafe Rouge French Bistro.

Cafe Rouge bistro

Definitely no complaints with the food. I also enjoyed their branch at Brighton.

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Courtfield London pubs Earls Court

London pubs people food atmosphere Situated at 187 Earl’s Court Rd the Courtfield’s is one of the good London pubs, not very flash but the upstairs restaurant serves very good pub food at reasonable prices, worth a visit if you are in the area.


Mozzarella and More

Italian Kings Rd ChelseaMozzarella and More Italian Kings Rd Chelsea good food & nice atmosphere, certainly worth a visit.

 

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NYC New York world’s best city

August 22, 2013 by David Herd

My favourite photo in my favourite city.

“my boulevard of broken dreams”

NYC New York world's best city

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.

New York world's best city

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.

NYC New York world's best city

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?

NYC New York world's best city

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.

NYC New York world's best city

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.

NYC New York world's best city

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”?  😆

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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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Beach Club Pattaya Bay

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