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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin December 26th 2017

On our way to Hua Hin on the coast after turning in our rental Honda. We ended up renting a taxi for the 3 hour drive. Cost a reasonable $75. Delivered to our hotel with all our new baggage. Staying in the Nice residence Hotel. ( condo ). Right on the end of the main shopping strip. Restaurants and stores close by. Shopped at really nice and new shopping center called the Bluport Center. Ended getting a SIM card for the iPad due to the flaky WiFi at the hotel. $20 for 6 gb includes the card. We are connected now. It’s a little cloudy out but still nice and warm. We are here for a few days than we catch the Thailand express train to where we can get the Ferry to Ko Samui. Should ... read more
Marie and I at the River Kwai Bridge
Dinner in the Dheva Mantra floating restaurant
green counters really!

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin February 14th 2017

It was a public holiday long weekend in Thailand and it seemed that half of Bangkok had taken to the roads leading to the south of the country. Our private taxi proved to be great value as the driver used tricks and tactics, which would make a driving examiner blow his top, to jump to the front of the numerous tailbacks. We didn't really want to go to Hua Hin again but we were unable to get a room where we wanted further down the coast so we bit the bullet. Our cheap guest house was within easy walking distance of the night market and we weren't sure just how lovely and noisy the area would be. There was no need to worry though, as the Buddhist holiday meant that no alcohol could be served and ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin October 28th 2016

Our time in Chiang Mai was up and it was time to head to the bottom of mainland Thailand to see another part of the country and to visit an old uni friend! We had many hours before we were going to catch our night bus to Hua Hin so decided upon one last Thai Massage, it always seems such a good idea at the time but never feels that way. Jeez she was a harsh one, never had some many parts of my body crack at once. We walked out like we had had accidents and off we hobbled to collect our bags, grab a songthaew and head to the bus station for our overnight bus. There are two different types of buses you can get from Chiang Mai, one a bit more posh than ... read more
Hua Hin
Getting his rugby fix
Our first tuk tuk ride!

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin June 11th 2016

It's been over since we last posted, and a lot has happened since. So I thought I'd fill you all in. Seth and I spent a week in the city of Hua Hin. We stayed at a “cozy” hotel in the center of the city, down the street from the Night Market. At this point, we've seen many, many markets. Local markets where mountains of curry pastes are sold alongside row after row of fish on ice. We've goggled at the hundreds of kinds of fish, squid, eels, crabs, cockles, prawns, lobster, rays, and even horseshoe crabs being sold. We've passed tottering Jenga piles of coconuts 20 feet high. We (meaning Seth), have sampled chili pastes of all kinds. We've strolled through night markets and ambled down day markets with foods unlike we'd ever seen before ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin May 30th 2016

Back at it again with these white vans! Seth and I are on the road to Hua Hin. By the time you read this, we will have already arrived. But for now, we are sitting in a van on a 5 hour road trip. We just returned from lunch, which came free with our tickets. Lunch consisted of fried pork ears, sour chicken soup, yellow curry, a plate of limp veggies, another plate of veggies that I couldn't identify, a plate of steamed veggies, watermelon slices, and of course white rice. It was served on a lazy susan and was surprisingly good. While I've never been a particularly picky vegetarian, Thailand has certainly bent those boundaries further. Most broths, including those of vegetable soups, are chicken or pork based. Many foods are simply unidentifiable pastes. And ... read more
Bamboo Ferry
Construction of the new bridge
Rainy Hotel

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin December 29th 2015

Hua Hin is well known for nice beach and this town is flooded by foreigner. It is like Koh Samui where you can see villas and condos owned by foreigners. Since today's ride is shorted mileage thought the my rides, I took it very free and easy. I left Sabai Sabai around 9am and I reached Hua Hin town around 11 after having couple of breaks in between. Hua Hin has its own attraction and one of it is the railway station. My first stop is at railway station and took some photos of the area. The next thing that caught me by surprise is stall that sells Teh Tarik. Teh Tarik is known as pull tea and one of the must have drinks for breakfast in Malaysia. Once done with my photos, I head there ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin June 3rd 2015

Sorry for writing this blog a little late, but I've been slightly busy the last few days. So after a month of May spent in Krabi, Bangkok, Congo and Shanghai, he we are for another long week-end of school holidays. First week of June, just before exams time, the kids have their last long week-end before the school end. Imagine, another year has gone back....we are back to Bangkok for now a year and half...and Tiffany has moved with us for four years as of this week-end. I know, they are growing fast! This time we made it to Hua Hin for two nights at the Sheraton Hua Hin and one night at the Sheraton Pranburi, the little place in the middle of nowhere just South of Hua Hin. I rented a car and we left ... read more
A classic...they are growing...fast!
Seapines Golf Course...I nearly nail the birdie...again!
Private pool....trust me...life is not that bad!

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin April 9th 2015

Við fórum til klæðskera um morguninn til að máta jakkafötin. Svo fórum við að Palao fossum og syntum þar með fiskunum, gáfum þeim að borða, sáum apa, eðlur og fleira.... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin October 22nd 2014

Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 Early this morning, after a wholesome breakfast at the hotel, we engaged a driver to bring us to the Hua Hin Hills Vineyard and the Huay Mongkol Temple. Since they were not too far from Hua Hin Town, we avoided the fatigue of spending too much time on the road to get from one point to another. More quality time could be spent on sight-seeing instead. The weather was scorching hot by the time we reached the Huay Mongkol Temple. Nevertheless, the temple was a good place to say our prayers and rest our feet. By the time we reached Hua Hin Vineyards, it was already lunch-time. Granted the prices at the in-house restaurant was anything but cheap, it commanded a nice vista overlooking the vineyards and the surrounding greenery. In the ... read more
Thai breakfast
Huay Mongkol Temple
Cute!

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin October 21st 2014

Tuesday, 21st October 2014 After snapping myself silly at the beautiful Hua Hin Station, I proceeded to my prebooked accommodation at the heart of the town. The url=http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/ShowUserReviews-g297922-d1835319-r237099121-Chalelarn_Hotel_Hua_Hin-Hua_Hin_Prachuap_Khiri_Khan_Province.htmlChalelarn Hotel wasn't too difficult to find after about 15 minutes easy walk from the train station. I liked that it was closed to everything that I needed - the night markets, the beach and the mini-bus station to Bangkok. I loved the roof top pool as well which afforded a great view of the beautiful coastline. The complimentary breakfast was geared towards the locals but it was nothing short of delicious. At the hotel, I bumped into the same Malaysian family whom I met on the train. We decided to hire a driver to the Vineyards and the Huay Mongkol Temple t... read more
Overlooking the Hilton Hotel
Sun Deck Chairs
Sunset over Hua Hin




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