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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 18th 2010

The first week in Thailand for me was marked by a massive culture shock. Moving from Geneve (a bougie, expensive, clean and well mannered city) to Bangkok (a poor, cheap, polluted and crazy city where no one really speaks English) was a transition I thought I was ready for. I was wrong. Life was not what I expected, it was better. I remember our cab ride from the airport to be one marked by looking at strange sights like street vendors pushing their carts around and tuk-tuks (small motorcycle like taxi's) zipping in and out of traffic. This was nuts. However, before I really even had time to let the prostitution streets of Soy Cowboy and Soy 4, or the open air bars that littered the sidewalks sink in, we were off on another adventure. The ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 13th 2010

Photos from Hua Hin, Ao Nang, Ko Lanta and Penang 2010... read more
Ko Poda
Visitor - Ko Lanta
Ko Lanta

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin October 22nd 2009

It's October holidays for most International Schools in Bangkok, and Leslie has a week off too. So we continue our little round of "Discovery Thailand". Not really my first visit to Hua Hin, as the last time I came here was 5 years ago. We did not plan one thing, from 23rd to 25th October, Hua Hin is going to host the 15th Asean Summit, you know, the same one that had to be canceled in April in Pattaya due to heavy demonstrations. This time, the Thai government did not do things half-way...as they have deployed 36,000 security forces in the country for the occasion! And we did end up in the middle of it...tonight, the prime minister of Singapore is sleeping...in our bed! The Sheraton where we stay did host...the media center, but also the ... read more
Welcome to the 15th Asean Summit in Hua Hin
We shall survive
Black Mountain golf course

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin August 21st 2009

Dagen i dag starta med ei 3 timers lang busstur. Me sko te Hua Hin. Det va ein varme busstur, men naar me kom fram va det vel verdt det! Hotellet me bor paa her, Sofitel centara grand resort and villas, e et skikkelig luksushotell. Naa har me virkelig folelsen av aa ver paa bryllupsreise! Dagen har vel egentlig kun gaatt med te aa spisa, bada og slappa av. Der e 3 basseng her, og egen strandlinja te hotellet. Me provde aa bada i sjoen, men vannet der va for varmt for oss -va bedre aa kjola seg ned i badebassenget. I kveld gikk me paa et marked her i Hua Hin. Her spiste me middag paa ein av dei lokale serveringplassene langs gataa. Det va kjempegodt, og kosta oss ikkje meir enn 20 kroner for ... read more
Marked
Night market
Middag

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin April 21st 2009

We left Koh Tao early afternoon on a catamaran and arrived in Champon and after a three hour journey and a five hour bus journey we arrived in Hua Hin hot and tired. Luckily we managed to find a guesthouse that was still open and got ourselves a room with yet another hot shower air con and satellite TV for £9 - result!! We were up early and decided to have a sausage and egg mcmuffin (That’s the third Maccy D’s of the trip - Again - Farang!) and set about finding how on earth we get to Kanchanaburi without going to Bangkok. After much sign language and gesticulating we found we could get a local train to Ban Pong (?) and then a bus to Kanchanaburi. It turned out to be the cheapest day in ... read more
Tel posing on the catamaran
Check Out the freckles
Wicked Pier at Chumpon

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin March 12th 2009

Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Hua Hin... Monella tapaa ERITTAIN overi mesta... enka nyt puhu mitenkaan positiivisesta overiydesta. Siinna missa muissa Suomalaisten suosimissa pakettimatkakohteissa paikallinen osaa sanoa "Terve, Terve", osataan Hua Hinissa kertoa myytavan tuotteen olevan "Anttila Hintaa", ravintoloiden ruokalistat ovat suomeksi ja raatalin nayteikkunassa iskulause kuuluu: "Et ole kaynyt Thaimaassa, jos et ole kaynyt talla raatalilla". Uskomaton paikka kertakaikkiaan. Saavuttiin mestoille lauantaina 7.3 yobussilla Krabi Townista. Loydettiin mukava kamppa meille 400 bahtilla yolta, Gh oli siita jannittava pytinki, etta se oli rakennettu kokonaan meren paalle. Aamulla, korkean vuoroveden aikaan kampan alta kuului miellyttavaa liplatus. vietiin kamat kampille ja kaytiin tutkimassa lahimestat. Sunnuntaina lahdettiin aamiaisen jalkeen rantsuun ottamaan vahan aurinkoa. Rannalla tuuli ai... read more
Hua Hin
Hua Hin
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 17th 2009

I haven’t been doing one of these blog type things for a while for two reasons. 1) everything has been going well so I’ve not had amusing stories to tell and 2) enjoying myself so much I didn’t want to sit on the internet moaning. It’s so sad but I don’t want your sympathy, that would just make it worse. Well after my last entry, when I was in Ko Samui and it was pissing it down, I checked the weather and headed to Hua Hin. I knew it was very touristy and resort based but it seemed to be hogging all the sun so I headed there anyways. After a first night of wandering the streets at 3am, looking for Liverpools game with Marseille I was ready to leave. There were brothels everywhere and old ... read more
It's looking like a beautiful day..
Alan, one of the Scottish clan i met there.

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 8th 2009

Hua Hin - Paradise City - Clean and Tidy Hua Hin is 2.5 hours by mini-van south of Bangkok. Just catch the BTS Sky train to Victory Monument station and walk down the stairway towards the Century Cinemas and you will find the minivan depot where you can purchase a ticket for 200 baht. The King of Thailand has a Palace in Hua Hin which probably has something to do with why it is one of the cleanest and tidiest cities in the country. There are many foreigners living here with numerous golf clubs and residential estates. The highlight of the visit was a trip to the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park and the Phraya Nakhon Cave a 45 minute drive south of Hua Hin. I booked a taxi for 1500 baht for the day ... read more
Leon in the cave of the Kings
Mini Vans to Hua Hin
Hua Hin

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 7th 2009

Polly: Well, after our yucky journey from Koh Tao aboard the Lomprayah ferry to Chumphon, we were whisked off in a taxi and dropped at the Merokot Hotel within five minutes of our arrival. For 400 Baht a night, the hotel was fantastic. It was clean, had a lift, spacious room, TV, fridge, air-conditioning and a bath. I haven't sat in a bath tub since staying with Nic & Jim in Australia, so was a bit over-excited. We didn't hang around long though as we both had empty bellies and I'd run out of shampoo & shower gel! As we walked around the town I was struck by a feeling of calmness. Nobody was shouting; “'Ello, taxi?”, “You wan' look, nice nice?”, or the favourite line which seems to be applied to just about everything, “I ... read more
An old steam train...
Waiting at the bus stop...
A typical Chumphon town house

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin December 6th 2008

i am now in hua hin, having safely arrived from bangkok last night. its been quite an long and very varied adventure since my last blog from phuket.... i spent another 12 days in phuket. i had a great time there, so much so in fact, that i am going back there next week, to spend my 40th birthday, christmas and new year.... should be fun! spent the evenings seeing a lot of lip synching ladyboy cabaret, maybe too much, mainly in kiss bar, but also other establishments. boat bar sadly continues be become less popular, it is a shame, but they really to change their act... if anyone is wondering what the hell is going on in thailand right now, let me tell you it is still a safe place to visit, that is if ... read more
ROYAL PARADISE HOTEL, PATONG
EKK GETTING FRIENDLY WITH THE LOCALS
RIVER PING




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