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.

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Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

Fabulous neon lights

Walking St Pattaya

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy, defining what really put Pattaya on the map in the early days. Sure today it’s bigger, bolder & brassier, however there now is so much more to offer in this great part of the world besides the traditional heart of Pattaya.

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. 🙂

Walking St magic

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

I must confess I probably only visit Walking St Pattaya once every 2 months and usually when I have friends visiting or if I go to one of the clubs owned by friends. When I used to visit Pattaya for holidays I would often go to Walking St, it’s funny how your priorities change once you are living here.

This club is called Virgins

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

Lots of Eastern European ladies here and I guarantee there are no virgins. ;0

Alcatraz go go bar

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

There are hundreds of clubs & bars to choose from in Walking St Pattaya. I like to get a seat beside the street and watch the passing parade.

David Herd & Mike Baird

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

Mike Beard is one of Pattaya’s well known characters. He is also a really good creator of cartoons for the local press. See more of Mike’s cartoons in the slide show at the end of the post.

My favorite cartoon of Mike’s.

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

This really describes one of the funny parts of an expat’s life in Thailand. 🙂

Lobster Pot Seafood restaurant

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

One of the many seafood restaurants overlooking the water in Walking St. Lobster Pot is Ranked #224 of 516 restaurants in Pattaya by TripAdvisor, a little on the expensive side but well worth the experience.

Phil & Allen from Sydney study the seafood

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

My friends from Australia are very impressed with the food on display.

Great selection of fresh seafood

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

Lots of great seafood on offer here.

Dine overlooking the water

Walking St Pattaya is wild & sexy

Most of these waterfront restaurants offer live seafood which than then cook for you.

Street food in Walking St Pattaya

Walking St Pattaya

The Thais have taken street food to an art form.

Anyone like a genuine watch?

Walking St PattayaWell trust you won’t find one here, however you will find cheap copies of every upmarket brand in the world. I pay around $14 for one every six or seven months and they work just fine.

Live webcam from my balcony at Markland overlooking Pattaya beach in Thailand.


Happy hour

Walking St Pattaya

Most of the bar owners will tel you every hour is happy hour in Walking St Pattaya.

Cheap Heineken in 2005

Walking St Pattaya

The price has not changed to much now in 2016.

Walking St Pattaya in daylight

Walking St Pattaya

Wow! What a difference it is in daylight. Nothing here to draw the tourists, but just wait until the sun goes down. 🙂

Walking St in 1980

Walking St Pattaya

 Pattaya was like a sleepy fishing village in 1980. Even before the start of the Vietnam War, American GIs had put Pattaya on the map as the best beach destination to unwind and indulge. But when large numbers of troops began to arrive at the neighbouring Ban Sattahip Air Base in 1968, things really picked up in Pattaya. Also known as U-Tapao International Airport, the army base at Sattahip was heavily staffed and used by the US Air Force throughout the Vietnam conflict. Please click on Google + to help my page


Restaurants on the water in Walking St.

Walking St Pattaya

There are many restaurants overlooking the water in Walking St Pattaya.

Who is the stunned mullet?

Walking St Pattaya

This guy looks like he just got a knock-back from a LadyBoy. 🙂

Guys from Australia

Walking St Pattaya

In the middle is my friend Nick from the Gold Coast in Australia, on the left is Nathan Corbett who has been Muay Thai world champion 11 times in 3 different weight divisions, a true legend of the sport.

Little performer in Walking St Pattaya

Walking St Pattaya

It seems age is no barrier for making a buck in Walking St. This little one was very clever and precocious.

My friend Dave Wylie in Walking St

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Two gorgeous ladies in traditional dress are quite happy to pose for a photograph.

Magnificent Walking St

Walking St Pattaya

If it’s neon lights and crowds of people you want then this is the place for you.


Greg’s birthday

Walking St Pattaya

My friend Greg Clee is the owner of a Walking St Go Go bar, here is is celebrating his birthday with one of his gorgeous dancers. Greg is an Australian who used to own the Hog’s Breath Inn at Airlie Beach in Australia.

Save me from this LadyBoy

Walking St Pattaya

I need saving because this is the best looking LadyBoy I have ever see and I do not need such temptation. 🙂

Interesting sign in Walking St

Walking St Pattaya

You would never get away with this in Australia or Europe.

Lights lights and more light

Walking St Pattaya

What a street, there really isn’t anything like it in the world.

There are hundreds of bars

Walking St Pattaya

Beer bars, Go Go bars, LadyBoy bars, you name it they are all here.

Why do guys go to Walking St Pattaya?

Walking St Pattaya

Well, that’s not too hard to work out is it. The main question asked a thousand times a night is “long time or short time”. 🙂

Thanks for visiting Walking St Pattaya one of the world’s most entertaining streets

Walking St Pattaya

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Soi 6 is almost as famous as Walking St


Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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