JOHN HALINSKI BLOG

My friends call me BIG JOHN. I’m originally from the midlands in the UK but have been spending my twilight years here in Thailand. And yes……I Love Pattaya!

Tinnies, the best Pie Shop in Pattaya!

As I have done so on countless occasions and without thought I ride my bike to my local bank, the beach and occasionally to a bar if I am just having a few. However one day I decided to walk and take in my surroundings. I walked past a nice bar called Country Roads, Country…

A visit to “The Cove Pub” by Big John

Hello there, Big John here blogging for LovePattayaThailand.com. I was invited by Alex Co owner of The Cove Pub to give a write up on what they are about. The Cove Pub pride themselves on  selling cask ales from all over the world. So you real ale drinkers are in for a big treat! This bar…

Big John’s Verdict On 8 Horseshoes Tavern

Hello folks Big John here blogging for LovePattayaThailand.com I visited the 8 Horseshoes Tavern, situated on Thrappaya Road, just going down the hill before you come into Pattaya from Jomtien. On entering this Russian restaurant I was greeted by the owner and chef Mr Mikhail IIyin, who is a really nice bloke and speaks quite…

Baan Dusit BBQ Battle

Hi folks this is Big John blogging for lovepattayathailand.com. I was invited by Constantine the boss of Baan Dusit holiday resort to judge a barbecue competition, I was one of six judges. This resort is about 25 minutes away from Central Pattaya. There were ten local restaurants competing for quite a few varied awards. Now…

Miss Sport Point December

Hi folks this is Big John blogging for lovepattayathailand.com I was recently invited by Sport Point to be a judge for their December 2015 beauty contest (how sad), but someone had to do it. There was 12 fantastic looking ladies taking part and it was a hard fought contest, these girls were mainly Russians with…

How I Live in Pattaya on ฿65K a month

If you are a retiree or a pensioner like me, faced with living out the rest of your days on a modest fixed income that arrives on exactly the same day each month. The idea of living the rest of your life in a warm, always sunny city or resort town that welcomes foreigners with…

How Pratumank Hill Has Changed!!!

I decided to take the flavor of the month for a romantic meal earlier in the week, a friend had recently been to cabbages and condoms and had reminded me what a great restaurant it was, it was always one of my favorite places to eat but due to being mainly single a long time…