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.

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok

January 17, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok, The first store of DEAN & DELUCA was launched in 1977 in New York’s Soho district, USA, serving gourmet food, gourmet coffee, a wide range of beverages, and specialty items, which included premium-imported wines, delicacies, and kitchen utensils.

Lots of delicious pastries

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok

This & the previous photo is from EmQuartier. 

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok

 Dean & Deluca also offer a  fast food delivery to your home or office. This photo is from the EmQuartier  shopping mall.

Delicious clam chowder

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok

TripAdvisor rating is #1,067 of 1,154 Restaurants in Bangkok.

MahaNakhon CUBE

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok

This branch of Dean & Deluca is inside the cube & connects to the Chong Nonsi BTS Skytrain & is adjacent to the Mahanakhon Tower.

TripAdvisor rating is #688 of 11,154 Restaurants in Bangkok.

Attractive decor at the Cube.

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok

The coffee here is excellent.

 Central Embassy branch

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok Not quite as spectacular than some of the other branches.

The blue look at Siam Discovery

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok Rather spectacular wouldn’t you agree?

Totally unique as many of the shops at Discovery are.

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok Siam Discovery have tried very hard to be different, check out THIS LINK for more.

Farewell from EmQuartier

Gourmet food coffee Bangkok Thanks for visiting my Gourmet food coffee Bangkok photo blog.

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That’s all folks

1g Duck

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MBK food court Bangkok

January 17, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

MBK food court Bangkok

MBK food court Bangkok

MBK food court Bangkok is a popular destination among visitors & locals. The MBK mall is like a giant, air conditioned indoor market. The extensive food court offers street food prices with the luxury of being indoors. Food Island is essentially a large square of vendors, with plenty of seating.

Lobster 30% discount

MBK food court Bangkok

Apart from the busy food court there are many specialty restaurants offering all kinds of cuisines.

Anyone for pepper?

MBK food court Bangkok

The hardest part is deciding where to eat. 🙂

Japanese is always popular.

MBK food court Bangkok

In fact there are 53,000 Japanese people living in Bangkok. 

The Beef Master

MBK food court Bangkok

 Ranked 1,668 from 11,154 restaurants in Bangkok by TripAdvisor.

 Talking about beef

MBK food court Bangkok $76 USD a kilo for the American Tomahawk & $52 USD for the Australian, both are way over my budget. 🙂

Time for a desert?

MBK food court Bangkok It’s always time for a desert. 🙂

Can’t read the language.

MBK food court Bangkok But it sure looks like more sweets to add on the calories.

Here is my choice of desert.

MBK food court Bangkok Mango & sticky rice is an iconic Thailand desert.

Thanks for visiting my MBK food court Bangkok photo blog.

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Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok

January 14, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok is Thailand’s tallest building featuring a glass floor 314 metres above the busy streets of Bangkok. A two-tiered observation tower is part of the complex that also hosts Bangkok’s highest rooftop bar and a 63-square metre glass tray floor. I visited with Brad Robbins, my friend from Townsville Australia, his girlfriend Por & her daughter Pang.

WOW! What an amazing building.

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok Quite breathtaking as you can clearly see.

Let’s buy our tickets.

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok The price is rather high, B850 or $26 USD for adults & B250 or $7.80 USD for children & seniors, & guess what? I’m a senior, YIPPEE!

How about this view?

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok The golden dome is the State tower with the famous Sirocco sky bar.

Across the Chao Phraya river is Iconsiam

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok Which is a large shopping mall, which opened to the public on 10 November 2018, as well as hotels and residences. 

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok The terrible haze covering Bangkok really effects the photo quality. I’ll visit again when the sky is blue.

The view is still spectactular

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok Imagine what it will be like on a beautiful fine day.

Elevator or the final 3 floors.

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok Going up was very fast, 74 floors in 50 seconds. Going down King Power set a trap for you, they force you to walk through 4 or 5 floors of shops, to make matters worse the exit on each floor is not clearly marked, so it is very difficult to get out of the building. 

The famous glass floor.

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok You must take off your shoes & wear soft covers.

Not for the faint hearted.

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok If you suffer from vertigo the glass floor is not for you. 🙂

The highest point.

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok Refreshments are available from the shop.

Finally we escape the King Power maze.

Mahanakhon Sky Walk Bangkok You feel like quoting Martin Luther King “Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

That’s all folks

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New Friends Restaurants Shops 2018

December 5, 2018 by David Herd

The end of another eventful year.

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This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection from the 2nd half of 2018, check THIS LINK for the first 6 months.

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New Friends Restaurants Shops 2018 in Pattaya & Bangkok & no trips out of the country which is rather unusual. One of my greatest pleasures apart from dining at a good restaurant is watching the sunsets & storms from my 20th floor condo on Beach Road Pattaya. The photo above is at Terminal 21 which opened October 19 & is a truly magnificent shopping mall. In fact you can follow the construction process on THIS LINK.

Drinks at the Atlantic Bar as usual.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Stingy & Chocolates otherwise known as Richard Blair & David Robertson are with a bunch of Thai ladies on August 27.

Still obsessed with Skechers.

New Friends Restaurants Shops They opened a new store at Central Marina so naturally I purchased anther 3 pair & a red hot price. 

My current collection.

New Friends Restaurants Shops I’m set for the next 5 years.

The beach restoration continues, check the progress on THIS LINK.

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Surprisingly the Thais have stuck with the job at hand for all of this year & the beach is looking great.

Atlantic Bar 70s party.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Here is Stefan & some of the girls. Here is a long history of my time at this great bar, just follow THIS LINK.

The whole gang are dressed to kill.

New Friends Restaurants Shops There is no doubt the Thais love dressing up for a party.

Fabulous new restaurant.

Thai Marché bon appetit Thai Marché bon appetit, a fabulous new addition to Pattaya’s restaurant scene. 

But wait, there’s more.

Wine Connection Beach Rd Pattaya Wine Connection on Beach Rd Pattaya has finally arrived in our city by the bay. Opened November 28 2018 & a friend & I dined there the following day.

After all these years in Thailand I finally got to visit the Sanctuary of Truth.

New Friends Restaurants Shops On most of the forums the cheap Charlies complain about the 500 Baht entry fee, however in my opinion it certainly is worth it. Check it out on THIS LINK.

The ever changing Bangkok skyline.

New Friends Restaurants Shops What a fabulous city, I try to visit at least 3 or 4 times a year.

Fabulous Bangkok restaurant.

New Friends Restaurants Shops El Mercado is an experience not to be missed. Eleven thousand restaurants & such little time, dining in Bangkok can be rather confusing, because there are just so many good places to eat.  More info on THIS LINK.

I always visit the JW Marriott for breakfast.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Apart from having a 20% discount card the breakfast is fantastic.

Some names have changed at Nana Plaza

New Friends Restaurants Shops Plus they have added a roof. More photos on THIS LINK.

Lets go back to the Atlantic Bar.

New Friends Restaurants Shops

Right across the road is one of the soapy massage parlors. 🙂

Drinks at Atlantic with Mark Yagalla.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Mark of course is famous for a $50,000,000 Wall St Ponzi scheme. 🙂 

Some well known characters here.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Denise is not looking happy, next we have Pothole & Yogurt aka John Martin & Joergen Ulitza, & last but not least Allen from Melbourne who is married to Denise.

The Sabai Resort is diagonally opposite.

Popular with many friends of mine due to the great location. For a very good discount on a room just book on the hotel image.

Clinton from Brisbane.

New Friends Restaurants Shops On his way back to Brisbane from Poland he popped down to the Hilton for the Sunday buffet lunch.

You too can have bodies like this if you abuse them. 🙂

New Friends Restaurants Shops Stingy & Chocolates otherwise known as Richard Blair & David Robertson relax at the Sabai Resort.

It’s often hard to find an exciting new restaurant with unique food. One method I use is to send Chocolates, aka David Robertson along to try it, If he says it’s terrible & there is nothing on the menu he liked, you know you are on a winner.
 
That’s what happened recently at Thai Marche. 🙂
This is Ron Rigg from Hawaii

New Friends Restaurants Shops He loves visiting Thailand, a couple of days after this photo he flew to Chiang Mai for a 3 day visit.

Lets talk about home cooking.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Lamb shank imported from Australia. Check out the excellent butcher at Big C extra on THIS LINK.

I also buy Aussie lamb cutlets there.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Delicious when served with Gravox & roast vegetables. Or bubble & squeak as shown above. 🙂

My home made pumpkin soup is to die for. 🙂

New Friends Restaurants Shops Pumpkin is so cheap in Thailand, I make enough to last me 2 or 3 weeks.

Les Mcevoy from Perth dining at Leckerle.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Enjoying the fabulous crepe Suzette at Leckerle which is one of the best value for money restaurants in Pattaya.

The Pattaya sunsets are still the best I have ever seen.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Take a look at THIS LINK for many more.

I also love watching the storms rolling in over the bay.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Same as before, you will see a lot more on THIS LINK.

My message for 2018 is quite simple…..

New Friends Restaurants Shops Surely that’s not asking too much. 🙂

Tye Critchlow

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Caught up with Tye Critchlow from California at the Atlantic bar, he is a fan of my photo blogs. Tye loves life in Pattaya & hopes to move here permanently.

Brad Robbins cooks up a storm.

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Brad just sold his law firm in Townsville & will be spending more time at Pattaya in his apartment on the 22 floor of my condo building. Dinner last night turned into a beer tasting & loud music festival. He is a great chef & a terrific host. After the beer I was forced to drink far too many red wines & am suffering for it today.   

NZ lamb shank with baked vegetables. 

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One of my favourite home cooked meals along with Aussie lamb cutlets.

Darren Loughman comes all the way from Ireland.

New Friends Restaurants Shops Darren promotes tourism through his website askaboutthailand. Here he is enjoying a drink at the Atlantic Bar.

Amazing view

New Friends Restaurants Shops Looking north from the sky bar at the Pattaya Hilton.

The usual suspects

New Friends Restaurants Shops Hamish Elton. Wayne Croker & David Herd on the shortest day December 21.

Potholes moment was photo bombed

New Friends Restaurants ShopsHis sons aka “the Squabblers” were celebrating a great result at the swimming carnival when the sinister face of Joergen aka Yogurt sneaked into the the shot. 

Bryan, Lyn & the grand kids.

New Friends Restaurants Shops My brother Bryan on Xmas day with the tribe.

Another family gathering on Boxing Day.

New Friends Restaurants ShopsTraditionally the Herd clan gather on Boxing day, this year Bryan was the host.

Pizza with a knife & fork. 🙂

New Friends Restaurants ShopsClaire Liccardo from Australia dropped into Pattaya for NYE so we had dinner at Bella Italia.

New Years Eve

New Friends Restaurants Shops My friend Mark Yagalla & I spent a quiet evening on my balcony drinking Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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Thanks for visiting my New Friends Restaurants Shops photo blog, see you next year. 🙂

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Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant

November 24, 2018 by David Herd

Great value Japanese food

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant at Central Marina shopping mall serves excellent quality food at a very good price.

Small compact restaurant

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant I dine regularly at MK right next door to Miyazaki & have walked past dozens of times since the mall was rebuilt in 2017. However the food was such good value I won’t be walking past in the future. 🙂

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant I ordered the special set of NZ beef, vegetables, miso soup & rice at a low price of B280 or $11.70 AUD.

Loved the vegetables & the Miso soup

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant There is no doubt I will be a regular here. Although in Pattaya we do have many very good Japanese restaurants.

NZ beef was fabulous

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant Rare, juicy & tender, cooked to perfection. 🙂

My compliments to the chef. 🙂

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant I can’t believe how lucky we are living in Pattaya with so many great places to eat, every possible cuisine & price range, from five star hotels to street food. Since Terminal 21 opened on October 19 2018 Central Marina has lost half it’s customers, I do feel sorry for their loss of business, on the other had it’s much quieter & more peaceful. 

Friday night at 8 pm.

Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant Only 2 other customers apart from myself. Many thanks for visiting my Miyazaki Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant photo blog.

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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.

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Eleven thousand restaurants & such little time

November 2, 2018 by David Herd

Three days dining October 2018

Eleven thousand restaurants & such little time

Eleven thousand restaurants

Eleven thousand restaurants & such little time, dining in Bangkok can be rather confusing, because there are just so many good places to eat. Having said that, I must point out that even after living in Thailand for seven years 90% of my diet is western style food.

The Hass Bistro

Eleven thousand restaurants Avocados are one of my favourite things to eat & drink in a smoothie. This simple little cafe is in Klang Avenue which runs off Sukhumvit midway between Thong lo & Phrom Phong BTS stations.

Lets take a closer look.

Eleven thousand restaurants Chicken, cheese & tomato between 2 halves of avocado.

Yuna Japanese Restaurant and Bar

Eleven thousand restaurants  Located near the Grand Swiss hotel in soi 11/1 Nana. Food & service are good with  a rather authentic Japanese atmosphere.

Eleven thousand restaurants such little time but I’m really trying. 🙂

Eleven thousand restaurants The food above + a glass of house wine was total of B920 or $38 Aud or $28 USD. I’m still on my avocado push, notice the tasty serve above with creme cheese. 🙂

Oh no! Not more avocado. 🙂

Eleven thousand restaurants

Of course there is always more when you are addicted to this wonderful fruit. Follow THIS LINK for the many benefits of avocado.

Want a closer look at this great breakfast?

Eleven thousand restaurants Presented by the Bangkok Baking Company at the JW Marriot on Sukhumvit.

Here is a YouTube video on the many benefits of avocado. Just follow THIS LINK.

El Mercado is El Magnifico.

Eleven thousand restaurants Much more than a grocery store & delicatessen. My photo blog for lots more information can be found on THIS LINK.

This is what I chose for lunch.

Eleven thousand restaurants Cultivated in Cancale, in the beautiful Bay of Mont St Michel, Brittany region of France, The Special de Cancale this a slightly acidic oyster loved for its taste of iodine, its firm flesh, light nutty flavor.

Book your Bangkok hotel through THIS LINK for a great discount, plus you can pay later & cancel free of charge if you wish.

For over 20 years I have been enjoying Oxtail stew at the Busstop in Soi 4 Nana.

Eleven thousand restaurants We used to get double the size for 1/2 the price, oh well I guess that’s just inflation. 🙂

This was the size in 2016.

Soi 4 Bus Stop (3) As you can clearly see the size is shrinking.

Pirate Chambre 

Eleven thousand restaurants It’s a little hard to find the restaurant’s entrance located on the 3rd floor of the Maneeya Centre building, which directly links to BTS Chit Lom at the Siam end.  The slow cooked lamb shank is absolutely delicious, more photos on THIS LINK.

Lets not forget Wine Connection.

Eleven thousand restaurants Spanish style Gambas is my favourite dish at Wine Connection only B210.

Finally farewell from Starbucks at EmQuartier 

Eleven thousand restaurants I’m at one of their outlets nearly every day. Thanks for visiting my Eleven thousand restaurants photo blog.

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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.

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Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

October 20, 2018 by David Herd

A shop with the lot.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya is open 24 hours a day, & this branch is head & shoulders above all the others I have visited both here & Bangkok.

Smoked salmon, bring it on.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 PattayaSlap it on a bagel with cream cheese and sprinkle over some chopped chives.

You gotta love the deli. 🙂

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya I will definitely be buying lots of leg ham here.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya A huge selection of goods as you can clearly see.

A very good selection at a reasonable price.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Best supermarket across the road is going to feel the effect of Foodland.

The bakery

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Cakes, donuts, bread, croissants you name it.

Lets not forget our friendly butcher.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya As I said previously this branch is head & shoulders above all the others I have visited both here & Bangkok.

Not too sure what his job is.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Just entertaining the kids I guess. 🙂

Here is some bad news

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Very bad news, the cost of wine in Thailand is shocking, these 2 litre offerings are $30 AUD. Now in Australia you can buy an equivalent 4 litre cask for $12. That’s $3 a litre as opposed to $15 in Thailand. 

Perhaps I should buy some grapes & make my own wine.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Wait a minute I don’t have a bath tub where I can crush them.

This is a fair question. 🙂

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya

I guess I’ll have to grin & bear it at $15 a litre.

Here is the Foodland restaurant.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya I’m a regular customer for breakfast at the branch at Royal Gardens, it’s a steel at 65 Baht or $2.80 AUD.

Open 24 hours a day

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya A huge advantage for me is the adjacent Starbucks, I have tea with my breakfast then move to Starbucks for my coffee. 🙂

Excellent quality & value.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya B65 is so cheap & the eggs are perfect. 🙂

OK, I have got to ly, my plane is waiting.

Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya Thanks for visiting my Fabulous Foodland Terminal 21 Pattaya  photo blog, follow THIS LINK for an overview of the whole magnificent center. To see how this fabulous mall was created from the start just follow THIS LINK.

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

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

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Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
 
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

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.

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Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

October 7, 2018 by David Herd

Koh Samui Island Paradise

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand on the north coast close to the airport. Much quieter & more peaceful than the madness of Chaweng, my advice is if you are with a lady go to Bohput but if you are with the guys head straight to Chaweng. 🙂

Close to everywhere you want to go.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Many Samui taxis are a rip off however If you want a  a very nice lady driver, her name in Ying and her mobile is 09 1128 3867.     

What a great setting on the beach.

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Coco Tam’s X Peppina rated by TripAdvisor #130 of 451 Restaurants in Bophut.

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand, who needs Chaweng?

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand
This photo of Coco Tam’s X Peppina is courtesy of TripAdvisor. 🙂

Nice looking over Bohput beach 

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand TripAdvisor also rate it for night life #7 of 29 Nightlife in Bophut.

Opposite direction

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Not a soul on the beach in October, obviously low season.

Bar Baguette

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand This was really a good little cafe for lunch, the avocado & bacon baguette was perfect and the staff were really friendly.

Art of Life Oyster & Seafood’s House

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand What a great looking restaurant, TripAdvisor rating is #113 of 451 Restaurants in Bophut.

I really love oysters

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand A great start to any meal however 3 is never enough. 🙂

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand, we are at Art of Life.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Many of my friends know I’m a sucker for a lamb shank.

Of course sometimes it rains in Koh Samui

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Oh well, just order another glass of wine & discuss how you can solve some of the world’s problems.

So you know where to find these great little restaurants.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Thanks for visiting my Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand photo blog. Follow THIS LINK for some good restaurants in Chaweng. Plus check out THE BEACH.

While you are here take a trip around the island.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand

Just follow THIS LINK for some suggestions.

Can’t resist  a flashback to December 1999 on Chaweng beach.

Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand 

Had a short fling with this beautiful Italian girl from Florence. Her name was Barbara Manelli, I called her “The Gypsy”🙂

Credit for some of these photos must go to my great friend Hamish Elton.

Bohput Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand Here he is with his lovely girlfriend May at one of the Bophut Restaurants Koh Samui Thailand.

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That’s all folks

1g Duck

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Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

September 22, 2018 by David Herd

Lots of action in Soi 3 North Pattaya 

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya, this lively Soi has a lot to offer tourists & locals alike. Living in Soi 1 as I do means I’m a regular in Soi 3. At the end is Honey 2 massage, 2nd Road & Central Marina.

Lots of Thai street food.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Lots of these interesting little shops have recently opened in 2018.

Melodies Bar & guesthouse

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Quite popular with a few Aussies who live in my condo building, Markland in Soi 1.

Diagonally opposite is a very good low price restaurant called 3 Zab.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya I regularly eat here on my way home from the Atlantic Bar.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Noodles & chicken or pork at 3 Zab for B60 or $2.50 AUD.

Soi 3 from my balcony at Markland

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya [email protected] is the tall hotel on the left & on the right is MyTT Beach Hotel, a very nice hotel that opened early 2018 & is part of the A-One group of hotels.

Another A-One hotel next door to MyTT.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Sadly the A-One hotels have no regard for their neighbours, they often play music far too loud into the early hours of the morning, plus allow their staff to park 30 or 40 motorbikes on the footpath forcing people to walk on the road. Total arrogance.

Most streets in Pattaya have at least one 7 Eleven. 🙂

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya There are massage parlours next door & opposite.

The biggest of them all is Honey 2.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

One of the many body to body massage palaces in North Pattaya.

A word of caution, 90% of customers are from India. 🙂

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping MallThat’s why I always recommend my friends go to the one opposite the Atlantic bar.

Sabai body massage

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping MallNext door to the Sabai Resort in 2nd Rd & opposite the Atlantic Bar.

Looking from the Atlantic Bar.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

This is the view I get from my seat in the bar where I am a regular.

Opposite Soi 3 & Honey 2 is Central Marina.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya

An excellent shopping mall that will suffer a downturn when Terminal 21 opens on October 19th. Thanks for visiting my Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya photo blog.

Karaoke Bar

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Always lots of babes inviting you in for a drink, however for me karaoke is similar to water torture. 🙂

Soi 3 beer bars

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya This is 2010, big Steve Reade from Surfers Paradise with a cute 18 yo babe celebrating her birthday. Of the left in the silly outfit is Pothole Bin Ladin aka John Martin.

Flashback to 2010

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya Here I am out of control at Jasmine’s bar, This is 2010 & the bars were jumping. Now in late 2018 many have closed down.

A happy farewell from the motorbike taxi boys.

Bars Massage Babes Hotels North Pattaya A great way to get around Pattaya for 50 or 60 Baht, only problem is they are not always sober. 🙂

Here is a little video I took in Soi 3 in 2015.

Pattaya hotel & condo building boom.

     Istanbul                                 Budapest                        London

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

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

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Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
 
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

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.

 

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Good Indian Food Pattaya 2nd Rd

August 23, 2018 by David Herd

Highly rated Indian restaurant

Good Indian Food Pattaya

Good Indian Food Pattaya

Good Indian Food Pattaya located in 2nd Rd just opposite the Royal Gardens shopping mall. I don’t often patronize Indian restaurants however the food at Zaika was very good so in future I will make an effort to visit other similar places.

Fairly mundane decor

Good Indian Food Pattaya In fact the upholstery on the booths looks like it needs a good shampoo. Otherwise it’s comfortable & compact.

Lets check out the food.

Good Indian Food Pattaya

I ordered a chicken curry not too spicy. 

Good Indian Food Pattaya

Good Indian Food Pattaya Lets take a closer look at the Good Indian Food Pattaya. The curry was excellent and the long grain rice exceptional.

 Chicken Biryani

Good Indian Food Pattaya These  two photos I borrowed from TripAdvisor to let you see a couple more food samples.

Fish Tikka with Jasmine rice

Good Indian Food Pattaya

TripAdvisor rating is #27 of 1,091 Places to Eat in Pattaya  which seems a rather high rating, hard for me to judge after only one visit.

Located on 2nd Rd

Good Indian Food Pattaya Right opposite the Royal Gardens shopping mall. Their phone number is 038  488 958.

These prices are very low indeed.

Good Indian Food Pattaya They have a very busy home delivery service.

A huge selection

Good Indian Food Pattaya I certainly will be using the home delivery service.

Thanks for visiting my Good Indian Food Pattaya photo blog.

     Istanbul                                 Budapest                        London

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

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

                     43638e36-5da5-4162-98e3-635e2c149837IMG_7425Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city                    

                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

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Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
 
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That’s all folks

1g Duck

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

 

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