DAVID HERD BLOG

Sometimes it seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Well 2017 is here & it will be another great year. 🙂

Songkran Videos Beach Rd Pattaya

Songkran to me is now a festival of madness and fun. What started out many years ago as a simple sprinkling of water, which was a ritual representing purification, plus the washing away of sins & bad luck, has evolved in many parts of Thailand into one huge water fight. Happiness & chaos  Happiness chaos…

Miss Love Pattaya Thailand Grand Final

Planet Earth Beach Club was once again the venue for the grand final of Miss Love Pattaya Thailand. A final heat "dance off" was held to pick to last 2 ladies to compete in the final where B100,000 was up for grabs. The party powered on through the afternoon into the evening and the happy…

Virgin’s in Walking St? That’s different.

In fact there are a number of things that make this new club different to many other Walking St establishments. First of all rather than use the stairs you can ride the glass elevator from the street, which is great for old guys like myself. The 2nd thing I noticed as I entered was the…

Pattaya Beach Rd Webcam

Not a day goes by when I don't feel I'm one of the luckiest guys on Earth, waking up to this incredible view every day is a constant reminder how wonderful life is. Just bookmark this link, and check out the Pattaya weather or Beach Road traffic any time you wish. I have many Australian…

My night at Taboo in Walking Street

Friends of mine suggested I visit a new Walking Street bar that recently opened in December. My first reaction was not too enthusiastic, thinking that I would be spending another night watching girls shuffle around looking bored on a circular center stage, gripping a chrome pole like their life depended on it. How wrong can…

i-Rovers Sports Bar and Hotel

This is one of my regular haunts during the Australian Football season, aka as AFL. Occasionally when my team the Sydney Swans are not on free to air TV I make a beeline for i-rovers. They have a huge number of TV screens, around 17 all up, but the one near the dart board is my…

Sexy Girls Dancing At Pool Party

Lovepattayathailand held another heat at Planet Earth in Jomtien on Sunday February 7 to pick four more girls to compete in the grand final in March 2016. There were Russian & Thai babes all shaking their booties and hoping they can win the B100,000 first prize. Naturally I took lots of photos and videos, the…

Fraser’s Sports bar & Restaurant

I must admit Fraser's is one of my favourite sports bars. Being a fanatical Australian football fan (better known as AFL) I often watch my team play in this very comfortable bar in Thrappaya Rd Jomtien. The owner is well known Aussie Stewart Fraser, he originally hails from Melbourne which automatically makes him an AFL…

Romanasia is a Russian & European restaurant in Pratumnak

This is custom heading element Every now and then I want to escape from the madness of Central Pattaya and look for something new to experience, enjoy and consequently write about. I stumbled on Romanasia by accident, my intention was to visit the Russian night market in Soi 6 Pratumnak but I arrived a little…

Sexy Hooters Babes Dancing

Hooters took time to raise money for the children. The charity actually started way back in 1992 and have helped many children over the years. As you can imagine in Thailand they receive no help from the government, they are totally dependent of donations so if you can help at all please visit their website…

No boats in Pattaya

Every morning over 100 boats descend on Pattaya beach to transport thousands of Chinese tourists to Koh Larn island or para-sailing in the bay. Check out my blog here to see what I mean. However from January 25th they disappeared for three days apparently because a storm surge was causing rough water and unsafe conditions.…

Hello sexy man

How many times have you walked pass a bar and heard the frantic cries of "hello sexy man"? Geoff my Aussie fiend just had a terrific birthday party with a huge group of friends from all over the world. He was looking for the right venue and would you believe he found Heaven Gentleman's club…

Sexy Thai girls dance at birthday bash

Geoff my Aussie fiend just had a terrific birthday party with a huge group of friends from all over the world. He was looking for the right venue and would you believe he found Heaven Gentleman's club on the LovePattayaThailand website. This video kind of sums up the great day. Sexy girls dance. There is…

Hooters opening night goes off with a bang!

What a great way to begin Pattaya's New Years Eve celebrations at Hooters on their opening night. The beautiful girls were run off their feet. Many thanks to the assistant General Manager Garth Pryde for assembling these five gorgeous glamours to allow me to take this shot. Faced with this wonderful sexy quintet made it…

Chinese tourists invade Pattaya

In 2014 4.6 million Chinese visited Thailand and a large % naturally came to Pattaya. Now with Air Asia commencing two direct flights to Utapao from China in September we can expect one million more to arrive in 2016. What a great boost this will be for the economy. I walk along Beach Road every…

Naklua seafood market

This is the best place in Pattaya to buy fresh seafood and vegetables of all types. Some of the vendors will even cook it on the spot for you. They offer quite a large selection of live seafood as well, and will happily clean and gut the fish while you wait. Take it home in…

Dolphin roundabout construction

Possibly one of the best known intersections in Pattaya, in fact when you come through the roundabout you get the first glimpses of the ocean and the para-sailors buzzing around like mosquitoes. Currently the whole building facing Pattaya Nua & 2nd road is being demolished. I believe ​there are plans for a new shopping mall…

Houston we have a problem

​Not everything runs smoothly on any major project as you can clearly see. Update December 10 ​December 10th was a very hazy day in Pattaya due to farmers burning off in the north, it was also the day the third pipe link was put in place. I'm unsure whether or not this is the final…

Pattaya clinic offers good value services

I regularly get mail from a major Pattaya international hospital advertising their prices for blood tests etc. This month they were offering a service for B3,999 to cover all the usual areas, Cholesterol, triglyceride, urine analysis, blood pressure and pulse. liver & kidney function, blood sugar, hepatitis, EKG, (electrocardiogram) etc etc.  Then a friend told…

​Fireworks in 3 fabulous cities

I have been lucky enough to witness some of the greatest fireworks spectacles on the planet. Lets compare three amazing locations, Pattaya bay, Sydney Harbour and Rio de Janiero. Beginning with the the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival which is to celebrate the kings birthday. Several countries compete to see who will be crowned the winner.…

My Daily Walk Around Pattaya

Rain hail or shine I walk every morning around this great city, and love to see the ever changing face of Pattaya. My starting point is the corner of Beach Road and Soi 1 North Pattaya, most days I walk along the beach then turn left at Starbucks and stop for a coffee and a…

Loy Krathong means “float a basket”

It is one of the most beautiful Thai ceremonies, the Krathong is made from banana leaves and flowers. You place a little money on board, then when it floats away it hopefully will take your bad luck along with it. The floating lanterns are quite a beautiful spectacular sight in the night sky. Thai tradition…

Beach Road storm-water solution

One of Pattaya's perennial problems is storm-water damage to the beach. Torrents of water flow down from 2nd rd and overwhelm the drains and gutters on Beach road. One of the worst locations for damage is opposite Soi 6. This is what sections of the beach look like after a heavy down pour. Normally after these…

Video: Beach Road Drainage Update

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