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.

Thai Marché bon appetit

November 20, 2018 by David Herd

Superb decor & very good food

Thai Marché bon appetit

Thai Marché bon appetit

Thai Marché bon appetit, a fabulous new addition to Pattaya’s restaurant scene. Diagonally opposite Terminal 21 it is part of Tiffany’s the Transvestite Cabaret which has been operating for 40 years.

Chic and sophisticated

Thai Marché bon appetit The decor is quite brilliant, certainly as good as anything I have seen in Pattaya.

A circular centre bar

Thai Marché bon appetit Showing a selection of deserts & fruit juices.

A  spectacular spiral sculpture.

Thai Marché bon appetit 

Upon entering this upmarket cafe restaurant your eyes are immediately drawn to this fabulous spiral sculpture that stretches towards the ceiling.

This dish was absolutely superb, 10 out of 10.

Thai Marché bon appetit Sadly I can’t remember exactly what it was called, just show the waitress this photo. 🙂

A very interesting taste, 9 out of 10.

Thai Marché bon appetit My preference is usually 2 or 3 entrees rather that a large main meal, I’ll definitely be ordering this one again next visit.

Fresh spring rolls only B100 or $3 USD.

Thai Marché bon appetit Quite tasty but the sauce was a little too spicy for me. 🙂

Mango cheesecake, YUM!

Thai Marché bon appetit Rather small but well worth B95.

Thai Marché bon appetit

Thai Marché bon appetit I’m a sucker for deserts, especially mango & sticky rice.

Open kitchen featuring all day snacks.

Thai Marché bon appetit An ideal spot for coffee & cake any time of the day.

Part of the food preparation area

Thai Marché bon appetit It’s always nice to be able to see the chefs at work.

I think I’ll be a regular here.

Thai Marché bon appetit The restaurant along with Tiffany’s is part of the nearby Woodlands group.

My 2nd visit was as good as the first time.

Thai Marché bon appetit Tried some different dishes & they were all excellent. Deep fried spring rolls with crab meat,

These dumplings were to die for. 🙂

Thai Marché bon appetit What a fantastic colour. 🙂

Mango & sticky rice is an iconic Thai desert.

Thai Marché bon appetit A wonderful way to finish a terrific lunch.

Chicken Satay

Thai Marché bon appetit Very tasty & cooked to perfection.

Thai Marche & Tiffany’s

Thai Marché bon appetit Right on 2nd Road Pattaya opposite Terminal 21. It will look a lot better once those ugly wires are put underground.

Tiffany’s seems to be under renovation.

Thai Marché bon appetit Before & after the shows I’m sure Thai Marche will be very busy indeed. Thanks for visiting my Thai Marché bon appetit photo blog.

A-One hotel on Beach Road

Seven deadly Songkran days

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Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

January 10, 2017 by David Herd

Pattaya bar districts, Soi 7 & Soi 8

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

 Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand are everywhere in the city, many tourists who visit think Walking Street is the only entertainment area, however they couldn’t be more wrong. This post is designed to show you some other areas where you can find some good bars, from back street down & dirty beer bars to up market sky bars.

Soi 7 & Soi 8 run parallel between Beach Rd & 2nd Rd, the photo shows Soi 8 near the Beach Rd corner. Always plenty of action in these two streets, lots of bars, restaurants & hotels mainly in Soi 8. 

Location Soi 6 to Soi 8

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Jump on a Baht bus at 2nd Rd for a 5 minute trip, cost B10.

Soi 6 Pattaya’s raunchiest street

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Don’t be fooled this is quite a distance from Soi 6, & happens to have perhaps the worst reputation in the city, this alone makes a visit compulsory. 🙂

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A word of caution to first time visitors, there are quite a few LadyBoys working in this street. 🙂  

Billabong 2 & Atlantic Bar Corner of Soi 3 & 2nd Rd.

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These two bars just happen to have been my local drinking holes for the last 15 years. Billabong was the Cherry bar until  it was taken over in 2016, I don’t go there much now because of a particularly rude cashier who does not know how to treat regular customers properly. Consequently Atlantic Bar is collecting all my spare cash, the staff are much friendlier as well. 

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The Atlantic Bar opens at 6 pm until very late and is opposite Central Marina shopping mall.

Billabong 2 formally the Cherry Bar.

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On the corner of Soi 3 & 2nd Rd, they have a good band that starts playing at 9 pm.

Soi 6 to the Atlantic Bar & Drinking St.

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

We are currently focusing on North Pattaya & will check out Walking St & LK Metro later.

Drinking Street

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

 There are around 25 bars here & these days in 2017 most of the time they seem fairly quiet. Then again I’m rarely out late at night so things may well kick on around midnight.

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One very good idea in place here is that all bars play the same music rather than compete with each other as most other Pattaya bars seem to do.

From Drinking St to Soi 29 & 33 Naklua,

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This area is very lively at night.

Soi 33 Naklua is a very good street

 

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Further north through the Dolphin roundabout & 150 meters along is Soi 33. There are a few good beer bars but the big attraction for me are some excellent restaurants, Leckerle on the right is German, Grottino also on the right and Bella Italia opposite.

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

24 new beer bars in Naklua Rd Pattaya

Wongamat beach-side bars

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

One bar is lay back & casual, & one is upmarket & classy.

 Rim Talay

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

A perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer or two by the beach.

Perhaps you want to go a little more upmarket?

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The Beach Club at the Pullman Hotel is arguably the classiest bar in Pattaya. Happy hour is 5 to 7 pm on a good selection of beer cocktails & wine.

For an excellent room rate at the Pullman just book through THIS LINK.

Western style bars on Beach Road NOW CLOSED FOR RE-DEVELOPEMENT.

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Staring in North Pattaya we have Tavern By the Sea which is part of the Amari Hotel. Happy hour every night from 5 to 7 pm. NOW CLOSED FOR RE-DEVELOPEMENT.

Holiday Inn

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

The Terrace overlooks the ocean & the adjacent Havana Bar is quite spectacular.

Havana bar at Pattaya Holiday Inn

 Western bars on Beach Rd

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Perfect for watching the fabulous Pattaya sunsets.

Lots of beer & babes at Hooters 

Hooters Pattaya opening night

As you would expect there is cold beer & American food served by sexy girls.

Three Pattaya sky bars starting with the Hilton

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Wonderful view of Pattaya for the roof, happy hour is 5 to 7 pm every day. 

Executive tower Holiday Inn.

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

The building on the right is the executive tower with the sky bar on the top floor.

Holiday Inn

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

They also have a 5 pm happy hour however I think it is only for cocktails.

[email protected] corner of 2nd Rd & Soi 2.

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

This hotel has a terrific unique decor.

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Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

A stunning view of Pattaya.

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Follow the dotted line to find lots of good bars, LK Metro  & Soi Buakhao is where the locals go to drink. They tend to leave Walking St to the tourists. LK Metro is the L shape street where i-Rovers is.

LK Metro is jammed packed with bars.

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

One of the busiest bars areas in Pattaya.

Kåres Party Bar

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

There is no better happy hour in Pattaya for beer drinkers.

Sportman’s pub Soi 13

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

On of Pattaya’s most popular pubs, food is excellent. This is one of my favourite places for breakfast & Sunday buffet lunch.

Walking Street

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Walking St as an attraction compares favourably to many other infamous world red light  areas. Patpong, Nana Plaza & Soi Cowboy in Bangkok, the RLD in Amsterdam, the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Kabukichō in Tokyo, 42 nd St New York,  Vila Mimosa in Rio De Janeiro & Kings Cross in Sydney. Sadly all of these areas I have visited at some stage in my life. ?

What’s the attraction of Walking St?

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Oh! I get it. 🙂                             

There are hundreds of go go bars, beer bars, strip shows & restaurants. However my main purpose for publishing this Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand photo blog is to show you there are many other interesting places to visit in this vibrant city.

Thanks for visiting my Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand photo blog

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Farewell from Walking Street.

Drifters Cafe

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

This little gem is just a couple of kms north of the Glasshouse, I had an Aussie pie at this quaint little lay-back beach bar at Na Jomtien. The pie & the red wine was Ok, the beer was cold, perhaps the service left a bit to be desired, but totally in keeping with the casual atmosphere, certainly no complaints from anyone in our group.

As well as Aussie pies they specialise in wood fired pizzas plus many other interesting dishes.          

Location at Na Jomtien

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand

Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.

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The Pattaya song

Pattaya Pattaya Song with Lyrics Love Pattaya Nightlife Thai Girls

 
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1g Duck

 
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Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

December 20, 2016 by David Herd

A little shade on Pattaya Beach

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand, everybody who visits the beach side city will regularly hear this as they pass the many bars, shops & massage parlours. “Hello welcome” is probably the most repeated phrase in Thailand. 🙂

There is always something to see on Beach Road Pattaya, I’m so happy to wake up and see the wonderful view every day.  

This post highlights the interesting things I see on Beach Road every day.

And here is my view

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Is that magnificent or what?

Morning exercise on Beach Road

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Most mornings I walk along Beach Road about 8 am, there is always something to photograph. 

 Above we have the healthy, below the not so healthy.

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I have read many super models smoke to control their body weight, clearly in this case it has not worked. 🙂

This centuries most popular female entertainment

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

 A females favourite pastime, when too many selfies is never enough. ?

My favourite selfie 

 

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Taken March 24 2017.

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It doesn’t get much better than this. 🙂

Safety first

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Good to see these guys wearing crash helmets, too bad about the pedestrians on the footpath, let’s not forget “this is Thailand”.

My tyres are fatter than yours

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Not too sure what the advantage is have fat tyres on a bicycle, unless you are a fat guy like me. 🙂

Your tyres aren’t fat, these are fat. 🙂

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Big super blue boom box, block the footpath, no problem this is Thailand.

 Sensible people wear hats on the beach

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Hats! What hats, I don’t see any hats. 🙂

Look closely, surely you can see the hats

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Is this a trick question? 🙂

Work begins on the pipeline

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Highly skilled workers commence this 200,000,000 Baht project to the relieve the flooding on Beach Road. 

“OOPS” Houston we have a problem.

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Not only were the operators lacking in the skill department the project that took many months also failed miserably.

So Beach Road still floods.

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

I really don’t think you will ever stop this flooding, there is such a huge volume of water from the tropical storms no drain or gutter can cope.

The bikini babes hit the beach

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

After the rain the sun come out and the bikini babes hit the beach. 🙂

March 11 2018

Pattaya beachWidening the beach which is good news, but will they complete the job? 🙂

Very low tide

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand April 22 2018.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

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Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

 Closely followed by hundreds of day trippers

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Chinese tourists flock to the beach every day to go para-sailing & visit Koh Larn island.

Condominium

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Work stopped 18 months ago on this high rise due to a dispute over height and other regulations. Now in December 2016 they have been ordered to remove the top 8 floors and increase the car parking.

Water cannons for sale

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Songkran in April is New Year in Thailand, Pattaya conducts a huge water fight that drags on for over a week.

Lowest tide I have ever see in Pattaya.

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand This was June 6th 2012.

Beach restoration.

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand July 2018 & they are working like beavers on restoring the beach.

As the sun sinks in the west….

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Thanks for visiting my  Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand photo blog. 

                       DH Sept 2013

 For an excellent budget hotel near Big C in North Pattaya just book through THIS LINK for a great rate.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.

Here is another well known Pattaya phrase

Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

Probably used 1000 times a day walking past the beers bars, the funny thing is some idiots actually believe it. 🙂

Many thanks to Mike Baird for another wonderful cartoon.

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August 25, 2016
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Loving Pattaya life 2016 (B)

August 3, 2016 by David Herd

This is not a travel blog just my personal photo collection from the 2nd half of 2016.

Another birthday rolls around July 7.

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Loving Pattaya life 2016

 Loving Pattaya life 2016 has seen me spend all year here, the quietest travel year I have had this century. I over spent in the last 2 or 3 years so I thought I should pull my horns in. 🙂

I spent 5 days in Koh Samui in June, 2 weeks in Australia in August and a great trip to Japan in October.

Some of the usual suspects

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Greg, Hamish & John helped me celebrate at the Mantra.

A year living in Pattaya seems like about 6 months, time just seems to fly.

Great beach shot August 4th at 7am

Loving Pattaya life 2016

 

All the boats are waiting for the hordes of Chinese tourists.

And here they come in their thousands

Loving Pattaya life 2016

The buses roll into Beach Road of a morning and the tourists flock to the boats.

Tony & Nikki Murphy at Signature Steak & Seafood.

Loving Pattaya life 2016
The Murphy’s spent a week in Pattaya then 3 nights in Mae Pim before flying back to Australia.

Visitors from San Diego

Loving Pattaya life 2016

It was great to catch up with Paul, Eileen, Parker & Elle in Pattaya as part of their 9 week Asian holiday with included Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Koh Samet & Danang. 

Seagulls in Pattaya?

Loving Pattaya life 2016

 

Here is a sculpture on Beach Rd showing a flock of seagulls, yet to this day I have never seen a seagull in Pattaya. 🙂

Here comes the rain

Loving Pattaya life 2016

I love seeing the black clouds roll in over Pattaya.

The “odd couple” Larry Krausz & Steven Reade

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Steve is a great mate of Larry’s from the Gold Coast. Terrific news for movie goers which vastly overshadows the recent Brangelina bullshit, the “odd couple” Larry Krausz & Steven Reade have been signed by BangBros, the largest porn studio in the world, to star in a remake of the 1988 movie Twins, which stared Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. See if you can pick who will play DeVito. 🙂

The more thigs change the more they stay the same

Loving Pattaya life 2016

After many years the Cherry bar on Soi 3 & 2nd Rd has been sold and is now Billabong 2.

When can we have some fun?

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Every night you go out in Pattaya the fun starts.

For a discounted hotel rate with free WiFi in Pattaya or anywhere in the world, just book through THIS LINK

Starbucks

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Opened in September at the “Bay” which is between Soi 5 & 6 on Beach Rd.

Good coffee & happy staff

Loving Pattaya life 2016

They are the first to open at the Bay, next will be McDonalds.

Stunning November sunset

Loving Pattaya life 2016

 

So many great sunsets from myy balcony.  

My new home

Loving Pattaya life 2016

 On November 1st after 4.5 years I moved from the 17th floor in Markland to the 20th, does that mean I coming up in the world?

The usual suspects

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Jim’s Burgers is a great place for a casual dinner with friends, I’m with Hamish, Jonathon & Matt.

Delicious

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Lots of varieties & you can order small or large.

One of my massage girls

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Used to be a waitress in Chamiko in Soi 3, now she works at a massage parlour in Soi 3 & sometines gives me a reasonable foot massage.

Spectacular clouds over Koh Larn

Loving Pattaya life 2016

These days I seem to be obsessed with taking photos of clouds & sunsets. 🙂

October in Japan

Loving Pattaya life 2016

 I m with my friend Kayo in a Spanish restaurant in Tokyo. I purchased a two week ticket on the Shinkansen or bullet train, then after 3 nights in Tokyo I travelled to 6 interesting Japanese cities, includung Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Nagasaki & Fukuoka

I arrived back in Pattaya on Ocober 28th & the following day my good friend Larry Krausz was rushed to Bangkok Pattaya hospital after suffering a major stroke, now 5 weeks later on December 5th he is still in a serious condition in the intensive care ward.

Ross & Bryce arrive from Australia

Loving Pattaya life 2016

The boys came over for a few days to visit Larry. 

Centara Grand

Loving Pattaya life 2016

 

After a couple of cold beers at Centara Grand and a Pattaya cop working security wanted to throw us out. I lay the blame 100% on Pothole aka John David Martin who was dressed like a local bum & showing off his silly tattoos. 🙂

Pothole & sons + Kayo.

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Tate is Pothole’s eldest son, he arrived in Thailand from Australia to celebrate Xmas & to meet his 2 half brothers Tyrone & Tiger. Notice for some strange reason known only to Pothole, all his children including daughter Tamara have to have a first name starting with the letter T. Just another one of his many offbeat strange quirks. 🙂 The lovely Japanese girl in the photo is my friend Kayo from Tokyo.

Shopping for a dress in Soi 6

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Even though Soi 6 is one of the wildest streets in Pattaya there is still time for some quiet shopping. 🙂 

Soi Diana redhead.

Loving Pattaya life 2016

 

A very sweet girl from Area 51, no wonder I’m Loving Pattaya life 2016′

On the subject of Soi 6

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Here is Geoff from Australia, a fanatical Soi 6 supporter. We are at Leckerle in Soi 33 Naklua with his ex fiance Nana for a terrific meal & lots of wine.

Xmas Day with Geoff & Nana

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We started with a bottle of French Champagne on my balcony.

Lunch at Surf & Turf  & Loving Pattaya life 2016

Loving Pattaya life 2016

A great location on the beach at Wongamat. Kayo flew from Tokyo to spend 10 days in Thailand before heading to Australia.

Two nights in Bangkok

Loving Pattaya life 2016

 

December 29th took Pothole & Yogurt to Cheap Charles before checking out Brewski a new sky bar at the Radisson Blu.

New Years Eve in Pattaya

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Steve “Jumbo” Reade having a ball at the Atlantic Bar & Loving Pattaya life 2016.

 Atlantic girls

Loving Pattaya life 2016

They all looked terrific, dressed to kill. 🙂

Meet the gorgeous Katie.

Loving Pattaya life 2016 A very happy lay from Billabong 2.

Here’s Pothole dressed in his Jaffa outfit.

Loving Pattaya life 2016 Anything to attract attention. 🙂

Farewell to an old friend

Loving Pattaya life 2016

Larry Krausz, a friend for around 30 years suffered a major stroke on October 28. After 2 months in the Bangkok Pattaya hospital on life support he was transported to Australia by a hospital Leer jet, thanks to his Medibank travel insurance. After a month his life support was removed & he passed away peacefully.

It’s now 2017 and here is Glenn Frey to tell you exactly how I feel today.

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Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

March 18, 2016 by David Herd

Gorgeous Thai girls

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

 Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattayas all about Love Pattaya Thailand, a popular website holding a contest with a prize of B100,000 to the winner. The LPT website has loads of information about Pattaya, also lots of blogs from yours truly.

Planet Earth Beach Club

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

Located in Soi 15 Jomtien, a great venue for a pool party. Both Thai & Russian babes were competing, I’ll do a separate post for the sexy Russians.

Bow from Bangkok now lives in Pattaya

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

Bow is one very sexy lady, she is also the girlfriend of an Aussie friend of mine, Matt is what we call a very lucky bugger. 🙂

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Further down you will see a video of Bow dancing her heart out.

This girl could really twerk

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

In fact if twerking was an Olympic sport she would most certainly win a medal for Thailand.

Let me see how gorgeous I am

Sexy Thai bikini babes PattayaLike females all over the world Thai girls love looking at their photo or gazing in a mirror. 🙂

Forget that bitch…..

Sexy Thai bikini babes PattayaI’m much prettier so take my photo.

Stars and stripes

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

I’m sure you will enjoy a short video of the Thai girl showing the Russians how it is done.

Thai girl gives lessons in Pattaya pool

I love the look on her face at the end when she saw me filming her.

The girls from Taboo

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Taboo is an upmarket bar on Walking St run by two guys from Paris.

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The girls from Taboo seem to be having lots of fun.

Great shape, do you agree?

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

The eye candy at these Planet Earth pool parties is a voyeurs delight.

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya being watched by Gorillas in our midst. 🙂

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 Some of the beefcake boys in the crowd were more interested in finding a mirror rather than checking out the sexy babes. 🙂

 

Here is bow again.

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

How do you like my Australian Bond’s Knickers? Well Bow I have to tell you every guy that see this post would love to see you without them. 🙂 🙂 🙂

It’s not going to happen, so we will just see her dance.

Beautiful Bangkok hot sexy Thai babe bikini dance

Is that a great smile or what?

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

What a knock-out,  so many beautiful girls and so little time.

And the beat goes on.

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More beautiful girls from Taboo.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

Matt & I enjoying a cold beer or 3.

Sexy Thai bikini babes PattayaMatt of course is the lucky guy from Adelaide who is the one Bow has chosen to be her current squeeze, and yes we are all as jealous as hell.

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OK, time to unveil the winner of B100,000.

And the winner is

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Here is the lucky lady Nanlisa.

Another lovely face

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What a smile.          

Nanlisa is crowned Miss LovePattayaThailand 2016.

Sexy Thai bikini babes Pattaya

I am told she is very good at spending. 🙂

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Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

February 13, 2016 by David Herd

The more things change the more they stay the same

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand are constantly popping up with many clubs closing and new venues opening. There is still nothing in the world quite like Walking Street Pattaya. Prices have certainly risen and tourists numbers are down in 2018, except for the Chinese. however that does not deter new clubs from opening. A while back I visited two of these new hotspots, Taboo which is owned by some French guys from Paris and Virgins owned by a Russian fellow called Slava.

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

An upmarket club with nice décor and friendly girls. I met two of the owners Glenn & Alex from Paris, they opened December 2015.

When you are in Taboo it’s up to you

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Walking Street is always changing, old clubs closing and new ones opening. Just last week in Soi Diamond Sugarbaby closed it’s doors after 30 years in business. This photo was taking by LovePattayaThailand, check out some of the articles I write for them here.                 

Hello baby

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Half Thai and half Japanese, a great combination.

 Virgins

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Now I’m quite sure you will find it very difficult to find a virgin working on Walking St. In fact the catchy name actually means the girls at Virgins have never worked in a Pattaya bar before. 🙂

Glass elevator

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Too lazy to climb the stairs? Well, there is a glass elevator to whisk you up to this dark sexy Go Go bar.

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

 Here is something quite unique in Walking Street, a rooftop bar where you can have a drink and enjoy the view.

Looking down on Walking Street.

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Views of Walking Street and Pattaya Bay.

Enjoy a spa with a lady

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Thirty minutes in the spa with the lady of your choice and a bottle of Champagne for B6,500, sadly it’s way above my pay grade.

Eastern European girls

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

They come from Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan & Moldova, just make sure you have plenty of money because this is an expensive club.

Neon lights of Walking St

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

There certainly is no shortage of lights here.

Most people come here to see….

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

You guessed it.

Pothole & I certainly came here to see her.

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

There has been talk for many years about demolishing the buildings on the western side of Walking St as they have been built illegally on public land. Here is how I feel about this subject; 

If 1/2 of Walking St goes Pattaya will survive & thrive, times have changed and this city must change with it. Why should a few wealthy business people with a false sense of entitlement be allowed to build on public land for their own selfish needs?
 
A story in a local paper mentioned some  business people who believe it will negatively impact on tourism in Pattaya, or even the Pattaya condo market. I’m guessing they may be some of the real estate agents who charge over the top commissions. I say give the beach front back to the people.
 
What part of the phrase “public land” don’t they understand?
 
Instead of loading boats at Bali Hai wharf for some strange reason quite a few still unload passengers around the Hard Rock Hotel and other parts of Beach Rd. There are even police in attendance helping the tourists to cross the road. I’m guessing somebody with influence has approved this anomaly. 
 
Pattaya has been trying to clean up it’s image for years but progress is slow. Here is an idea from left field, Thailand was Siam, Myanmar was Burma, Beijing was Peking etc etc. Cities & countries can & do  change their name, I would change Pattaya to “MAGIC CITY”.
 
 For the first 5 years I would just add “MAGIC CITY” to Pattaya, after 5 years I would drop off Pattaya & just use “MAGIC CITY” .
 
As I said before you have to move with the times. 🙂
 
Yours sincerely the FiveStarVagabond, November 8 2016.
Here are the illegal building on Walking St

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

 I say give the beach front back to the people.

Here I am in 2013 with some friends from Australia

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

My friend on the left is Nathan Corbett an absolute Muay Thai legend. He was world champion eleven times in 3 different weight divisions.

Walking St Pattaya

Go Go bars Pattaya Thailand

Well here we are back on the street with a many alternatives new and old to cater for our every need. Walking St is totally unique, it offers many more choices than the three Bangkok red light districts, Soi Cowboy, Patpong & Nana Plaza.  Even Amsterdam’s famous RLD does not come close to Walking St Pattaya.

 

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

 

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The history of Walking St by Bangkok Post. 

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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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Party Bar Pattaya Hot Babes

February 1, 2015 by David Herd

Great night with sexy babes

Party Bar Pattaya

Party Bar Pattaya

Party Bar Pattaya had a re-opening Monday January 26 2015, a new partner bought into this little business so it was time to sing, dance and celebrate. So that’s what my friend Hamish & I did, minus the singing & dancing, we concentrated on drinking & checking out the pretty ladies.

Just a little corner bar

Party Bar Pattaya

Located behind the Avenue shopping centre on 2nd road. Nothing too flash just a little corner bar where you can have a beer and watch the passing parade. In many ways people watching is why I also like the Cherry Bar on the corner of Soi 3 and 2nd road North Pattaya.

Lovely Noi

Party Bar Pattaya

Noi has just become part owner of the Party bar, drop in sometime and say hello.

Surrounded by gorgeous creatures

Party Bar Pattaya

What time can I start having fun?

Pretty ladies

Party Bar Pattaya

Great smiles certainly brighten up the night.

Lovely cowgirl Kung

Party Bar Pattaya

On this night all the girls wore cowgirl outfits and looked terrific, sadly now however they have reverted to normal clothes. It’s a shame really because any little back street beer bar needs to make sure customers remember them, so a point of difference that separates you from the thousands of similar places in Pattaya can only have a positive effect on the business. Walking streetLK Metro & Soi 6 have the passing traffic but most of the little back street bars don’t, so my message is loud & clear, dress the girls in the western outfits, they look terrific. 🙂

Check out my post on Seven sexy American restaurants and see how they do it, the yanks are masters of promotion.

Dinner is served

Party Bar Pattaya

One thing Thai girls like to do is eat. 🙂

Some great looking babes here.

Party Bar Pattaya

A very happy looking bunch.

A lesson for the Farangs

Party Bar Pattaya

Not all Thai ladies are available in Pattaya for foreigners like myself merely because you have a few thousand Baht to burn on a night out. I was quite impressed by this gorgeous lady so I gave her my card and later in the week tried to arrange to meet her for a drink. To her credit she had too much style to be seen with a fat old Farang like me, so she made an excuse that she was sick. Good luck to you Yuie, stick with the younger cooler dudes. 🙂

Yuie likes to drink and dance.

More Sexy Thai girls dancing in Pattaya Party Bar

 


 

 

Never too young to party at the party bar.

Party Bar Pattaya

This little guy was happy to be in the action.

Never too old either

Party Bar Pattaya Hot Babes

Good luck to Party Bar Pattaya, I hope they have success, fun and make a lot of money.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Party Bar Pattaya

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

Party Bar Pattaya

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Three Thai trips 2011

December 18, 2014 by David Herd

This is not part of my travel blog, it’s a record of my three Thai trips in 2011.

Three Thai trips

Three Thai trips

Three Thai trips 2011 starting in January which without a doubt was one of the best holidays I have ever had. Good friends & close family made it very special indeed. Here is a whole bunch of Herds plus Bjorn  from Germany who is Michael’s other half, my two lovely nieces Laura & Elyssa and my brother Warren. You can see my post on our great adventure here.

What a frantic year 2011 turned out to be, two trips to Thailand in January and July before moving there permanently on October 20th. Including visits to Krabi & the River Kwai. A few days inLangkawi Malaysia with my brother Warren. Sydney twice in September and October, then 3 weeks after settling in Thailand I was off to England for 3 weeks which included a road trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Fort William in the north of Scotland. All this coupled with clearing out all my worldly possession from my Gold Coast home before settlement on October 11. I am weary just writing about this busy life changing year.

This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection featuring the people who made 2011 another great year.

Drinks at The Cherry Bar

Three Thai trips

Two Warrens, Anne and Om (RIP) plus Freeman. A few months after this photo was taken sadly Om passed away. She was a sweet lady and we all miss her.

 With Greg Clee at Coffee World

Three Thai trips

Greg & I wound up being neighbours in Markland at Beach Road Pattaya.

Centara Grand at Wongamat

Three Thai trips

Looks like the lost city of Atlantis.

Warren Herd, Nikki Murphy and David Herd

Three Thai trips

Here we are checking out the wonderful Centara Grand.

Tony and Nikki Murphy at Bernards

Three Thai trips

Sadly Bernard closed his doors in 2014.


  Dave Wylie and Ian Rich at the Cherry Bar.

Three Thai trips

 Ian & I have known each other over 40 years, & Dave & I met in Rio de Janeiro. 

Aoy at the Cherry Bar

Three Thai trips

A very sweet girl who found herself a sponsor and has left the bar scene.

Beach club with Greg Johnston

Three Thai trips

  Greg is from Australia and used to own a bar in LK Metro, now he has a bar on the dark side called The PUB – Huay Yai, we have known each other for 25 years.  

While we are talking about the Beach Club.

Three Thai trips

It’s a wonderful place to watch the sunsets while enjoying half price drinks at happy hour, 5 to 7 pm every day.

A beach Club bonus

Three Thai trips

You guessed it, Russian eye candy regularly wanders by.

Beach Club Wongamat

Three Thai trips

As well as happy hour you can use the pools or swim in the ocean.

Pattaya Hilton

Three Thai trips

Another great location for watching the sun set in Pattaya.

Luxury at the Hilton Hotel

Three Thai trips

Certainly one of Pattaya’s best locations to watch the sunset.

 

 

With friends at the holiday Inn.

Three Thai trips

I use the term friends rather loosely, I should say ex friend regarding the one on the left. Ah! Life in Pattaya among fragile personalities is always entertaining and interesting. 🙂

From Markland roof

Three Thai trips

Looking down on the A1 Hotel.

Pothole flyblown at the Mantra

Three Thai trips

Most people who go to the Mantra behave in an acceptable fashion, not Pothole (aka John Martin) however, he does not care where he is or who he disrupts, that’s just his nature.

As for me

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I’m just too focused on the magnificent food.

Wongamat

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Here is the magnificent view from a friends apartment at the Cove.

Trevor arrives for another golfing holiday.

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Trevor and his lovely lady Nui.

Atlantic Bar with the golfing fanatics.

Thai beer bars have flesh eating fish

They can remember every shot they played in the last 3 months.

Atlantic Bar with Porn

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A very cute lady who I used to take out occasionally, I saw her  in 2014 with a sponsor and a bouncy baby, so I’m guessing she has left the bar scene far behind. 🙂

Xmas Eve at the Cherry Bar Ken & Joerg

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              Joergen on the right has always been a very happy fellow. Now as I’m writing this in 2015 sadly at 80 years of age he is residing in a Hong Kong prison on a drug charge.

After being locked up for 18 months he & 6 others were released, it’s like he won the lottery. As for Ken Lowry, sadly he passed away in 2017 after a short battle with cancer, RIP.

Xmas Eve at the Cherry Bar

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This gorgeous young Thai girl is Aoy one of my favourite ladies. Now in 2015 she has found a sponsor and left the bar, damn it. 🙂

We lost a friend

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The girl in the middle is Om, she would always make sure I had a drink and was a good friend. Sadly she passed away in early 2013.

New Years Eve

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At the stone oven on the corner of Beach Rd and Soi 6 celebrating NYE.


New Years Eve

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 Justin Freeman and some LadyBoys who are on the prowl big-time. 🙂
New Years Eve with Jasmine at the Cherry Bar.

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Happy new year everybody. 🙂

Lets finish with a great shot of Nikki

 

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Nikki trying to get a wi fi signal at Sabai Resort.

December 2011 at the Atlantic Bar

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Greg Johnston & I knew each other from the Gold Coast, now in 208 he is running a bar on the dark side.

It was another great year

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           See you next year.       

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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 Sinclair in July 2005. This was only 6 months after the Tsunami disaster that took so many lives.

OK, lets start with the LadyBoys

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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.

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My 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

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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

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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.

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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?

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

Some big smiles here.

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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 🙂

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Say no more.

What a beautiful face

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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

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Not as much action as Walking St Pattaya, not not too bad.

OK, lets get back to the LadyBoys

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My friend John is at it again.

Come back big boy, I make you happy.

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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

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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”

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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

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Bye bye handsome, please come back soon.

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