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.

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

February 17, 2017 by David Herd

Grande Centre Point & The Sheraton

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok starting at Terminal which is adjacent to the Grande Centre Point Hotel. You will notice the Sheraton on the left & the Westin in the middle.

Book through THIS LINK for a great discount.

View from the opposite side

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Taken from the Sofitel Hotel Sky Bar on the 32nd floor.

Looking from Soi 16

 photo Terminal 21 amp Sheraton.jpg The view of Terminal 21 from The Long Table Sky Bar.

Long Table Sky Bar

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The Sky Bar is in the tall building in Soi 16 10 minutes walk from Asoke station.

Down on ground level

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Efforts are being made to stop motorbikes riding on the footpaths, good luck with that. 🙂

 El Goucho 8/1-7 Sukhumvit Soi 19 | 02-255-2864

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok You can pick your own Black Angus or USDA Prime – the prices range from B990-6290.

Location of El Gaucho

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

Just 2 minutes from Asoke station.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Located right above El Gaucho & adjacent to Asoke Station & Terminal 21. Book through THIS LINK for a great discount on rooms, book now & pay later.

Spiderman on Sukhumvit

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok About 30 floors up without too much protection.

Worth another look

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok I really hope they are being paid well for this job. 🙂

Hotel Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar is on the 32nd floor of the hotel. L’Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel, a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

 Passing traffic

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Glad to see the driver wearing a helmet, helmet! What helmet? I don’t see a helmet. 🙂

New bar in Soi 11 Nana.

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Opening night Friday February 10 2017.

The drummers & the Golden Girls.

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Luckily I was on the VIP list at “8 on Eleven” & enjoyed a couple of hours drinking Moscow Mules, a classy place that should succeed.

The Russian Golden Girls

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok These four girls looked rather spectacular.

Late night snack

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

I really love this photo, it sums up a typical 5am Bangkok morning. Photo credit Stickboy.

Thanks for visiting my Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok photo blog.

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

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.

 

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

February 16, 2017 by David Herd

Happy hour happy street

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok was a street I had known about for such a long time but had never ventured there until now. It seemed every Bangkok restaurant review would recommend an establishment in this area & now I can understand why. 

El Guacho

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I am a great fan of the Wine Connection chain of restaurants & Google told me there was one at 208 Thong Lo 8 Alley so my brother & I caught the Sky train to Thonglo station & walked for 20 minutes or so looking for the restaurant. What we in fact found at the address was El Gaucho, so I’m assuming either Google got it wrong or the information was simply out of date. 🙂

Here is what Googled showed.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Wine Connection has morphed into El Gaucho.  

So many restaurants & so little time.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I have decided on my next visit to Bangkok I will tear myself away from my beloved Soi 11 & stay in Thonglor. 

Grand Centrepoint Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Right in the heart of Thonglor, just book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount. Sukhumvit 55 or Soi Thong Lo, is well known for its classy bars, boutique shops, fashionable clubs plus lots of hip restaurants. Its also acknowledged as the Siam Square of Bangkoks East side.

Lots of Japanese restaurants

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I was amazed by the number of Japanese restaurants in Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok, they were everywhere. 

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok, The Dock

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I am looking forward to having dinner at The Dock, they specialise in seafood & the menu looks excellent. Being an Aussie I love Sydney Rock Oysters as well as those big juicy ones from Tasmania. Kumamoto featured, I was there last October, & Brittany on the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, has over 2800 km of coastline, it provides nearly 60,000 tons of oysters each year, almost 50% of the total French oyster production.

 This Soi 55 building caught my eye.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Prior to moving to Thailand from Australia in 2011 I lived on the Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise. On the beach there is a building called Focus which is the twin of this Soi 55 round building. 🙂

Focus in Surfers Paradise

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Compare the twins. 🙂

Follow THIS LINK for more Gold Coast skyscrapers.

Thanks for visiting my Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok photo blog.

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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Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok

February 14, 2017 by David Herd

Sukhumvit Road Soi 22 Asoke Bangkok

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok is an interesting area to visit in this great city. The Marriott hotel group have just taken over & renovated a huge new property which is the opposite end of the spectrum when you compare the street food vendors operating just 200 metres up the road from them.

Magnificent Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK & pay later. (free cancellation as well.)

Marquis Details

37 floors , 1,259 rooms , 101 suites

  • 35 meeting rooms, 69,007 sq ft of total meeting space

JW Marriott 

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok

I checked out the buffet breakfast at the Marquis, but at B850 or $25 USD it is a little over my budget, so I walked 25 minutes back to JW Marriott & enjoyed eggs Benedict, avocado & crispy bacon with an extra large latte for B350, or $10 USD.

Wine Depot opposite Marriott Marquis

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok This is on my list to try next time I’m in Bangkok, TripAdvisor rate it 280 out of 9,472 restaurants in Bangkok. Even more amazing is New York Style Steak & Burger upstairs is rated 181 from 9,472.

I must admit I doubt whether either one deserves such a high rating.

Also opposite the Marriott.

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok Three identical office buildings.

Fresh food

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok Taking up most of the sidewalk these food stalls are part of Bangkok’s charm & character.

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok beer bars

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok I’m sure this little square comes alive at night. 🙂

Guess who is hogging the fan?

 photo 136362b3-4306-4091-9341-34f4d3580115.jpg Another pampered pet. 🙂

Indian, Thai or Italian, make your choice.

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok Another place to eat on Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok.

Sidewalk restaurant on Soi 22

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok The graffiti certainly brightens up the decor. 🙂

Thanks for visiting my Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok photo blog.

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.

David Herd Thailand

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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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 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

 photo long-table4 2.jpg 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

 photo Asoke20Weston20Hotel202.jpg 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.

 photo Tony Romas 3.jpg          Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok          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

 photo Asoke 7.jpg Lots of action here at night plus traffic gridlock on Sukhumvit Rd around the busy intersection.

Every night on Sukhumvit Rd

 photo Asoke2010.jpg Forget taxis take the sky train. 🙂

Soi Cowboy 

The crowd is building up. photo SoiCowboy27.jpg Soi Cowboy is only a very short street with about 40 go-go bars, competing with Nana Plaza and Patpong Rd.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok          Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok          Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok          

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.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok           photo Hemmingways20Soi201420Asoke2018.jpg          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

View from the Sofitel Sky Bar.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok Looking down from the 32nd floor of the Sofitel Hotel.

Thanks for visiting my Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok photo blog.

       

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.

David Herd Thailand

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.

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Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom

May 20, 2016 by David Herd

Bangkok building boom

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom is in full swing. Chock-a-block full of high rise office buildings, up-market condos, lots of embassies, luxury hotels & very expensive shopping malls. I love the area which is close to where I stay in Soi 11 Nana.

Weird & wonderful

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom Most of these modern buildings can be seen from the sky train which is by far the best way to move around Bangkok.

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom Is another huge building site which will add another sky scraper to the Ploenchit skyline.

One of my favourite buildings on Sukhumvit Road Ploenchit

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom Park Ventures recently achieved the highest office rental in Bangkok of B900 per M2 per month. The building is 35 stories high and has an elevated walkway leading to the station and various shopping malls including Central World which is directly opposite. The section jutting out is the infinity at the Okura Hotel.

The Okura Prestige Bangkok is a super luxurious hotel in the building, for a discounted rate USE THIS LINK.

Rated 9.1 by Agoda

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom As you can see it is rather special and in a great location. Using THIS LINK will get you a room for under $200.

For other hotels use this link.


 Great design the Park Hyatt Sukhumvit Road Ploenchit

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom Another wonderful design the hotel is expected to open late 2016. Central Embassy will be hoping they will bring potential customers as their traffic since opening has been disappointing.

These great walkways take you off the street

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom Linking hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and offices these modern walkways are quite fantastic. You can walk from Ploenchit to Chidlom and Central Embassy and Central world.

Deutsche Bank Sukhumvit Road Ploenchit

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom Prestige companies, condos, hotels etc really love the Ploenchit Chidlom area of Bangkok.

Now if it’s good food you want…..

Pirate Chambre

Pirate Chambre Bangkok          Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom          Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom

Right beside Chidlom station is terrific Bangkok restaurant, the Pirate Chambre. A little hard to find but worth the effort, there is a walkway from the station. The fabulous lamb shank was only B480.

JW Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit Road Ploenchit

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom

Breakfast at the JW Marriott bakery on Sukhumvit Road Ploenchit is always a pleasure & the coffee is excellent. Just a short walk to Ploenchit station, for an excellent room rate at the fine hotel USE THIS LINK TO BOOK.

Sky train

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom By far the best way to get around Bangkok, as I said earlier many of the stations including Ploenchit, Chidlom & Siam have direct access walk ways to the major shopping malls.

Thanks for visiting my Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom photo blog.

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.

Sukhumvit Rd Ploenchit building boom

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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Long Table sky bar Bangkok

May 17, 2016 by David Herd

Great Bangkok bar

Long Table sky bar Bangkok Long Table sky bar Bangkok is located on the 25th floor of the Colomn serviced apartments in Soi 16 Asoke. Walk in the door and this is the fabulous view of Bangkok. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city. Photo credit Asia Web Direct.

Use THIS LINK for a great rate of around $80 USD + tax for a 62 M2 serviced apartment.

Grab a seat beside the pool

Long Table sky bar Bangkok Happy hour is 5 pm to 7 pm, you get 2 for 1 drinks so two cold beers will only cost you B210.

 The Sheraton and Terminal 21.

 photo Long Table Asoke 2.jpg Only a ten minute walk from Asoke station which is beside Terminal 21 shopping mall.

Looking towards Sathon.

Long Table sky bar Bangkok Best to arrive before sunset to fully appreciate the changing view as the sun sets.

Video before sunset

Even though it is only the 25th floor the view is exceptional.

Terminal 21

Long Table sky bar Bangkok One of the best Bangkok shopping malls, lots of low price restaurants.

Sathon at sunset

Long Table sky bar Bangkok One of my favourite pastimes is to watch the sunset over the Big Mango while sipping an ice cold Carlsberg.

On come the lights

Long Table sky bar Bangkok The city starts to light up, this was Sunday May 15 2016, during the week the view is better at night as more lights are on in the buildings.

 The Sheraton on Sukhumvit and Terminal 21.

Long Table sky bar Bangkok From Asoke station a walkways takes you straight into Terminal 21.

Bangkok at night

Much more spectacular at night.

Red sky in Bangkok

Long Table sky bar Bangkok There is actually a Red Sky bar in Bangkok, it is one of the most spectacular views in the city, just follow THIS LINK.

Lets look inside

Long Table sky bar Bangkok The excellent bar at the Long Table restaurant.

Long Table sky bar Bangkok

Long Table sky bar Bangkok The décor is terrific and the happy hour make the drinks very affordable.

It is a very long table.

Long Table sky bar Bangkok It is easy to see why they call it the Long Table sky bar Bangkok.

Long Table sky bar Bangkok          Long Table sky bar Bangkok          Long Table sky bar Bangkok

I’m not sure if there is anything like this anywhere in the world.

Put Long Table sky bar Bangkok on your bucket list

Long Table sky bar Bangkok As you can clearly see the décor is rather spectacular.

 Entrance to Long Table sky bar Bangkok

Long Table sky bar Bangkok Thanks for visiting my Long Table sky bar Bangkok photo blog.

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.

David Herd Thailand

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.

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                                       Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later. 🙂
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Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

December 24, 2015 by David Herd

Absolutely amazing

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok offers a breathtaking view of this wonderful city. Perched on the 56th floor at Centara Grand Hotel on top of Central World shopping Mall.

Bistro and bar

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok A huge wines selection at the bistro which occupies the entire 55th floor, both indoor and outdoor dining sections to choose from, and the solely outdoor bar deck of the 56th floor wraps around the circular core of the building providing an uninterrupted 360 degree panorama of the amazing Bangkok metropolis.

Happy hour is 5 to 7 pm

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok Buy one get one free is a good deal as the price as you would expect at such a venue is rather high. A Jack Daniels or a beer is B360 so getting 2 for 1 is a good deal.

After happy hour finishes

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok Well that’s another story, some friends turned up and Lisa from Townsville was drinking champagne which turned out to be B1,100 per glass, which equals $42 AUD or $30 USD. Now that’s not really a problem but her and her friend John left without paying, subsequently Greg, the little guy in the middle got stuck with a huge drink bill. 🙂

Enough of that, back to the amazing view.

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

The Baiyoke tower is 85 stories and is the tallest building in Bangkok, it includes the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia and the seventh-tallest all-hotel structure in the world.

Game changer

 MahaNakhon Tower Bangkok

MahaNakhon is a luxury mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in the Silom/Sathon central business area of Bangkok. Designed to fit into the Thai landscape with a unique pixelated facade, it will have the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. Upon its estimated completion in 2015, it will become the tallest building in Bangkok at 314 metres (1,030 ft), with 77 floors. Featuring hotel, retail and residences, 200 units of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok inside the building are priced between around US$1,100,000 to US$17,000,000, making it one of the most expensive condominiums in Bangkok. From Wikipedia.

Another angle

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

 

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The entire 360 degree vista is incredible from the Rd Sky Bar.

Hamish loves a selfie

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok 

We recently travelled to Tokyo and Osaka where Hamish proved that he was king of the selfies.

Great shot from Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

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The golden domes look fantastic. For a great room rate at the Nonotel just book through THIS LINK.

Jack Daniel’s & Soda Red Sky Bar Bangkok

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok My drink of choice.

That’s MBK

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

One of the best places to shop in Bangkok, eight stories high, the centre contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets, including the 4-story Tokyu department store.

The P hotel is connected bto MBK, for an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sunset at the Red Sky Bar

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

Try to arrive at least 30 minutes before sunset to enjoy the day and the night view.

Sunset cocktails

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok Such a beautiful evening to enjoy a cocktail or three with friends.

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok          Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok          Red Sky Centara Bangkok

The day draws to a close

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok is now one of my favourite places to visit in this great city, put it on your bucket list.

A seat with a view

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok Lots of places to sit & enjoy one of Bangkok’s most spectactular Sky Bars.

David Herd, on top of the world at Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok.

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

What an incredible year 2015 has been for me, I figure I’m one of the luckiest guys alive. I visited nine countries and fourteen great cities. Plus I’m ready for anything 2016 has in store for my. Check out my Eastern European Odyssey. 

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.

Red Sky Bar Central World Bangkok

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Bangkok December 2015

December 23, 2015 by David Herd

The Big Mango Bangkok December 2015

Bangkok December 2015 Bangkok December 2015 was a two day break from Pattaya, we discovered some great new bars and restaurants. In particular the Red Sky Bar, Above 11 and the Pirate Chambre. Xmas decorations were everywhere, the photo above is at Central shopping mall at Chidlom.

Hooters is here

Hooters Soi 4

Hooters Soi 4 Bangkok          Hooters Bangkok          Bangkok December 2015

Due to open in Soi 4 Nana on December 23rd, sadly I believe it is destined to fail, wrong location, local “Cheap Charlies” will never pay extra for their drinks. They will sit opposite where the drinks are cheaper and the bar girls are available for extra activities.

Big Dogs Nana Plaza

Nana Plaza Diagonally across the road is the infamous Nana Plaza with dozens of beer bars s and Go Go bars. Here I am with my friend Hamish from Pattaya, I’ll bail out around 10 pm and Hamish will kick on to dawn. 🙂

The view from Big Dogs Bar

David Herd Thailand Hooters two days before the opening on December 23 2015.

 CentralWorld Bangkok

Bangkok December 2015 CentralWorld is a shopping plaza and complex in Bangkok. It is the sixth largest shopping complex in the world. The complex, which includes a hotel and office tower, is owned by Central Pattana. The Red Sky Bar has an impressive 360-degree panoramic view from its 55th floor. Check out my photo blog here.

CentralWorld

Bangkok December 2015 Elephant display at CentralWorld.

CentralWorld

Bangkok shopping There are many wonderful shopping malls in Bangkok, at the moment my favourite is EmQuartier opposite the Emporium.

Some of the amazing cars in Bangkok

Bangkok December 2015

Aston Martin.          Porsche 911          Bentley Continental

You see so many wonderful luxury vehicles in Bangkok, starting with Bentley Continental the magic green Lotus, the Aston Martin Vanquish, & the Bentley Continental. If you want to see more check out my Siam Paragon photo blog.

Terrific new restaurant.

Pirate Chambre

Pirate Chambre Bangkok          Bangkok December 2015          Bangkok December 2015

Terrific new Bangkok restaurant, the Pirate Chambre at Chidlom. Hard to find but worth the effort. The fabulous lamb shank was only B480.

Enjoying a red wine at Pirate Chambre

David Herd Bangkok Put this excellent restaurant on your bucket list.


Cheap Charlies Soi 11.

Soi 11 Cheap Charlies A Bangkok icon hidden in a small alley off Soi 11.

Snapper in Soi 11

Bangkok December 2015

Bangkok December 2015          SnapperBangkok restaurant          Soi 11 Snapper

Almost opposite Cheap Charlie’s is this rather interesting restaurant. I can’t comment too much as all I tried was the seafood chowder, which was rather good.

Soi 11 restaurant

Soi 11 Sukhumvit One of the many restaurants in the small alley off Soi 11.

Soi 13 Sukhumvit Rd

Bangkok December 2015 In Bangkok the building never stops, another skyscraper is coming out of the ground on Sukhumvit between Soi 11 & 13. Here is my photo blog on Bangkok’s building boom.

 Eggs Benedict at the JW Marriott

JW Marriott Bangkok Normally breakfast here is excellent, not so today. It took 40 minutes to arrive and was not up to the usual excellent Marriott standard, perhaps they were having an off day. Plus even after using my Griffin card which gives me a 20% discount, the price with a Latte was 387 Baht or $15 aud. Cheap by Australian standards but a little expensive for Thailand. I’m probably only complaining because the food quality was less than it normally is + I don’t like hash browns or cooked tomato. 🙂

River cruise to Chinatown

Chao Phraya River I took a river ferry to Chinatown for a B40 fare, a great way to see some of Bangkok’s most iconic buildings.

 Bangkok December 2015

David Herd Thailand Thanks for visiting my Bangkok December 2015 photo blog, I’ll finish with this shot from Rainbow 3 at Nana Plaza, this waitress remembered me from the Honey Pot in Pattaya in 2008.

                            What a great year for travel in 2015                  

                 Istanbul                  Budapest                        London

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Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok

November 3, 2015 by David Herd

Sukhumvit Soi 11

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok is my favourite street in Nana, so many good bars, restaurants & hotels. Only a short stroll to Nana station and much cleaner & more interesting than Soi 4.

Mobile shop

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok One of the things that make Thailand a fascination country are the street vendors.

Aussie bar in Soi 11.

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok This was Saturday October 31st 2015, a double reason to hit the bars, Halloween and the rugby world cup.

Mulligans at Citadines hotel.

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok The Irish bar at Citadines hotel which is open 24 hours per day.

View of Soi 11 from Mulligans

Soi 11 Mulligans Citadines hotel is a great location to stay in Bangkok, right in the middle of the action.

Citadines

Citadines Soi 11 The rooms are compact and nicely laid out including a kitchen if you like to prepare some food.

Old German Beerhouse

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok Another very popular bar in Soi 11, good low cost food and a happy atmosphere.

Old German Beerhouse

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok Bratwurst sausages and potato salad, what else are you going to eat at the Beerhouse? 🙂

 Oskars bar and restaurant

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok Next door to Citadines hotel is Oskars, a very popular bar restaurant with good food and always single Thai girls looking for a date.

Pasta at Oskars

Oskars bar Soi 11 The food was very good however it is more bar than restaurant, the later it gets the noisier it gets.

Cheap Charlies at Super Sukhumvit Soi 11

Cheap Charlies Soi 11 An iconic Bangkok bar in a small alley off Soi 11. A great spot to have a pre dinner drink before choosing one of the many restaurants in this great little back street Bangkok lane.

Soi 11 near Sukhumvit

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok Just 200 meters to Nana station, and 40 meters from Cheap Charlie’s.

Ambassador Hotel

Ambassador hotel Soi 11 I have stayed at the Ambassador a few times, make sure you get a room in the tower. Use this link for an excellent room rate.

Dim Sum at the Ambassador

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok Excellent quality food and never crowded.

au bon pain

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok I often have breakfast in the Pattaya branch of this chain, good bacon & egg croissants & coffee. This Soi 11 branch on the ground floor is part of the Ambassador hotel. There is an Italian restaurant above.

Plenty of street food on Soi 11

Soi 11 Sukhumvit You will never go hungry on Soi 11.

But wait, there’s more

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok The choices of street food in Bangkok is endless.

Personally I prefer a nice restaurant

Super Sukhumvit Soi 11 Chez Pape is right up my alley, it’s also up the small alley off Soi 11 just past Cheap Charlie’s.

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok          Chez Pape restaurant          Chez Pape Soi 11

 Fish restaurant

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok We have Aussie & German bars, French, Spanish & Italian restaurants, and also a New Zealand Fish restaurant. Super Sukhumvit Soi 11 has it all.

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I-Check Inn Soi 11

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok

Just a few meters from Nana station is this excellent small hotel tucked away is a lane off Soi 11. If you use this link you will get a room for around B1100.

Next door to  i-Check Inn is Yuma

 photo 89b4a68a-1dfc-4c45-8715-46629692655c.jpg Quite an authentic Japanese restaurant, however I was disappointed in the skewers, but the salmon Roe was excellent. I’m probably hard to please after just returning from a fabulous trip to Japan.

Salmon Roe & cold Asahi at Yuma

 photo 8b17e6b5-b860-47e0-9a1c-256adfc7aefc.jpg A sensational taste.

Halloween

Soi 11 Old German beerhouse Just another pretty face.

Happy Halloween Sports Bar in Soi 13.

Sports bar Soi 13

Citadines to Nana Plaza

A five minute walk from Citadines to Nana station and a 10 minute walk to the infamous Nana Plaza.

Goodbye Charlie

Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok Cheap Charlie’s and a handful of other popular bars and restaurants on Sukhumvit Soi 11, will be closed to make room for real estate development. The owner of Cheap Charlie’s has revealed that the one-rai parcel of land, where the bar has sat for 34 years, has been sold and the bar will be closed as of March 2017.

March 31 2017 sadly Cheao Charlies is no more.

New bar in Soi 11 Nana.

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Opening night Friday February 10 2017.

The drummers & the Golden Girls.

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Luckily I was on the VIP list at “8 on Eleven” & enjoyed a couple of hours drinking Moscow Mules, a classy place that should succeed.

The Russian Golden Girls

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok These four girls looked rather spectacular.

Late night snack

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

I really love this photo, it sums up a typical 5am Bangkok morning. Photo credit Stickboy.

RIP Charlie, the good news is they will try to relocate elsewhere.

Thanks for visiting my Restaurants bars Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok photo blog, check out Bangkok’s newest shopping mall here.

                   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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Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

November 2, 2015 by David Herd

 Sunset cocktails Octave Rooftop Lounge

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok is where I decided to watch the sunset on Halloween night at Octave, which is the roof top bar at the Hotel on 2 Soi Sukhumvit 57.  I actually started the day with breakfast at the JW Marriott at Soi 2 Sukhumvit just near Ploenchit station.

Panoramic view

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok If you want a front row seat you better arrive early.

Marriott Susunset          Marriott Sukhumvit          Marriott hotel Bangkok

Sunset at the Marriott

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok Of course everyone is waiting for sunset when the city lights come on turning the skyline into a fairyland.

Happy hour cocktails

David Herd Pattaya The drinks are quite expensive at most roof top bars however  here you get two for one cocktails at happy hour before 6pm.

On come the lights

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok There is nothing nicer than sipping a cocktail while watching the lights come on in this remarkable city of angels.

Sky turning bright blue

Marriott hotel Bangkok This time of the evening is a great time for photos, just turn off your flash and capture the moment. They call it “the blue hour” and the results are often spectacular.

 Sukhumvit Road

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s busiest roads so catch the sky train to Thong Lo station and walk 5 minutes.

It’s Halloween at Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok Time to go up to the 48th floor for the Haloween party.

 First a stop at 47.

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok Another great bar to relax with a cocktail or three.

 Could this be the stairway to heaven?

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Stairway to heaven?

What a great bar

Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit The party hadn’t quite started when I arrived so I was able to take some nice photos before the crowd arrived.

Changing colours

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok The fabulous kept changing colours.

Let the games begin at Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

David Herd Thailand Setting up the decorations before the crowd arrives.

Time to check out my 2 minute movie.

Ok, so I’m no Steven Spielberg but not a bad job for an amateur. 🙂

Marriott foyer

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok Marriott hotel Bangkok is quite luxurious as you would expect from this well known world wide chain. They have purchased the Queens Park hotel in Soi 22 and are renovating the 2000 room hotel from top to bottom. They expect to open in 2017 which will certainly add to this chains Bangkok footprint.

For an excellent room rate here just use this link to book and you will be very happy with the result.

Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

   Thanks for visiting my Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok photo blog.
 

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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