Roast pig in Saigon
Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan were my favoured destinations in 2015. Still living in Pattaya & loving it, beginning in January with my 3rd trip to Vietnam then my east European odyssey in February and March took me to Istanbul, with a cruise along the Bosphorus, Dubrovnik, Split , Zagreb in Croatia, Mostar & Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovnia, Budapest and London.
I created a separate post on the fantastic new London Skyscrapers.
This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection from the 1st half of 2015. Part 2 will commence July 1st.
Nana Plaza Bangkok
This is one of my favourite 2015 photos, anyone who is familiar with the infamous Nana Plaza in Bangkok with appreciate the irony.
With Hamish Elton at the Party Bar
Hamish’s ex girlfriend Noi bought a share in a beer bar behind the Avenue in 2nd rd. This was their opening night party.
They look terrific in their cowgirl outfits.
With Benjamina the lovely public relations girl at the Mantra restaurant in Pattaya.
Alaskan crab and Oysters from France, the Mantra has seven different kitchens, I find it very difficult to tear myself away from the seafood.
Pattaya sunset mid February
I can watch the sunset from my condo.
Boom is giving me a pedicure
First a pedicure followed by a haircut and a one hour foot massage, 600 Baht and a 150 Baht tip, total $23 usd.
My dentist is a little more expensive, but far cheaper than Australia or America, $500 usd including x-rays.
Watching soccer in Soi 6
Todd, Matt, David and Hamish watching Australia win the Asian cup.
Party bar drinks & chat
Party Bar with Hamish Elton (Pattaya), Gordon Shanks (New York), Jamey Lord (Australia) and Phil Barkin (Manila, ex NYC).
Another enjoyable lunch at Mantra on April 5th with Rung, John Broadbent, Phil Barkin, Hamish Elton, David Herd, Robbie Elder, Greg Clee and David Elder.
A bunch of Aussies at the Cherry Bar
Three of us live in the same condo block.
Friday night drinks May 1st
Hamish Elton, Matt Harkness, David Herd and Bow.
Bow working out
Just a public interest photo to show how much Thai girls like to work out. 🙂
Cherry Bar with Maek Yagalla
A meeting of the minds, the Wall St Ponzi Pirate and the FiveStarVagabond swap tales at the Cherry Bar. Mark has just released his book about the time he spent in jail for stealing $50,000,000 from investors on Wall St.
Skechers the perfect sport shoe.
My meagre contribution towards physical fitness is to walk 25 to 35 minutes every morning before breakfast. I’m over the moon with my new Skechers “Air”, they are without a doubt the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn.
Here they are
I bought 4 pair to make sure I am covered for the next 5 years. 🙂
Welcome Inn demolished
One of our iconic restaurants in Soi 3 has gone to make way for another hotel. I probably ate there over 100 times, it will be sadly missed.
Soi 3 video of construction sites
Candy Candy in 2nd road.
One door closes and another one opens, Candy Candy has excellent Thai food at very cheap prices.
Massaman Chicken & Roti at Candy Candy.
A very tasty dish at 85 Baht or $3.30 aud.
Beautiful clouds on June 4th
I love photographing Clouds, storms & sunsets from my balcony.
Packed like sardines
A couple of the workers saw me as I took this photo in Soi 1 and let out a cheer, so I just had to take a 2nd shot of their happy faces, you gotta love Thailand. 🙂
Hi Ho Hi Ho, it’s off to work we go……
Happy faces when they saw the camera.
The story continues Finally I printed off about 30 photos and gave them to the group, their smiles and laughter made it all worthwhile.
The condo where I live on the 17th floor.
Dinner at Siam Cuisine
Excellent restaurant located in Naklua Rd opposite La Baguette. Roland Bonnici my barrister friend from Sydney and Hamish Elton my drinking partner from Pattaya.
Two of my foot massage girls from Soi 1.
I probably have at leat 4 massages each week.
Soi 4 massage
One of my preferred places for a foot massage.
Beach Rd in the rain
A common sight after a storm.
There is always a smile waiting at the Cherry Bar.
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.
What a great looking bus
Glenn Frey can describe where I am right now. 🙂
Here are some more posts on my wild wicked ways. 🙂
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