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Feb 12, 2019 - Rest - final day in Huahin

As usual, we opened the buffet with our appetites in check and tried, unsuccessfully, to stick to our resolutions. After stocking up on our calories, we decided to take a walk into town and walk as far as we could across town past the clock tower. We stuck to the east side of the main street to take advantage of the shade from the rising sun which was getting hotter by the minute. As we passed the clock tower, the wide sidewalks of the downtown core were apparent as was the correct use of the tactile tiles for the visually impaired,...

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Feb 11, 2019 - Visit to Khao Takiab mountain

We got up earlier than usual with the promise of an authentic Bhuddist blessing ceremony as the hotel was celebrating their 7th anniversary and we were invited to attend the ceremony out at the shrine in front of the hotel parking. We got there promptly at 6:00am when it was advertised to start and found out that they were just in the process of setting up. 20min later they were still setting up some elaborate decorations, offerings and incense sticks so we decided to continue with breakfast and come back later. The repitition of the...

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Feb 10, 2019 - Day of our Lord

Since the holier of our entourage had missed communing with their Lord last Sunday as we were busy losing a whole weekend in travel, this was a day to make up for their perceived sins. We got up, as usual, in good time to open the breakfast buffet but were more choosy with our selection. I couldn't resist the baby pineapples which we saw for the first time in the fruit section. I stuck mainly with proteins but just had to go back for a small helping of congee with spicy vegetable toppings (stir fried Morning Glory!). Suitably nourished, we...

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Feb 9, 2019 - Phraya Nakhon Cave

Our morning ritual began with us opening up the breakfast buffet with a lighter helping having previously sampled most of their fare and now settling for our favourites in the first helping. The fresh brewed coffee always begged seconds, though. Knowing that our highly anticipated trip to the temple caves at Tham Phraya Nakhon was leaving at 9 am from the hotel we set out on our morning beach walk in the southerly direction as soon as the sky started brightening to catch the sunrise. Unfortunately our efforts were not rewarded with the...

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Feb 8, 2019 - Huahin, Day One

Our insomnia returned in Huahin which was not helped by the melodious call of a tropical bird in the early hours of the morning. Having no plans for the day, we felt we could catch a nap later so we decided to be the first to greet the morning breakfast buffet when it opened at 6:00am! The spread was not as extensive at Sunroute in Tokyo but had similar local offerings specially tropical fruit (in a yougurt salad and sliced) as well as sticky rice, spicy curries and a variety of egg preparations. The deep orange colour of the sunny-side-ups...

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Jan 2, 2015 - Kaltes Thailand

Sicher habt ihr gemerkt, dass wir jetzt zwei Tagesberichte in einem Mal geschickt haben -ja, gestern auf dem Fluss hatten wir keinen Strom und deshalb auch kein WiFi ... Heute Nacht haben wir gespürt, dass es auch in Thailand kalt werden kann - das dünne Leinen-Tuch und die Wolldecke genügten nicht und wir mussten warme Kleider anziehen zum Schlafen ... Am Morgen ging's dann los - Fluss-abwärts mit dem Longtail-Boat. Zuerst stand der Besuch eines Elephant's Park auf dem Programm. Obwohl etwas touristisch vom Guide angekündigt, konnten Bea...

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Sep 11, 2014 - Questions? My personal email is...

Hi everyone who may still be reading this! I don't check this site often so I may not reply to your messages for sometime, so please feel free to email me at my personal email: ahonour2@gmail.com. Then I'll be sure to email back right away. Thanks for stopping by & look forward to hearing from you!! Amy

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Feb 16, 2014 - Hua Hin bits

8 weeks in Thailand, where did that go? Had some great times met lots of nice people from all over the world. Saw in the Chinese new year, not quite the same as it was over a couple of days. Managed to go fishing at the Hua Hin fishing lodge and caught a Mekong Catfish and a 15 kilo Siamese black carp. Christine tried out the hospital facilities with a badly cut leg (broken wine glass), have to say they were very good. Still like Hua Hin enough to book again for next year, but now off to Australia for our next adventure. Flying from Bangkok...

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Jan 20, 2014 - Kings Cup Golf Black Mountain

Black Mountain Golf Course a 30 minute drive from Hua Hin and host to the Kings Cup golf championship with total prize money of $1 million US. Top golf course in Thailand and in the top 100 courses in the world. Most of the players were Thai's with a few few Australians and lesser known Europeans. It was won by a Thai with an unpronounceable name beating Rikard Karlberg by one shot. Great day out even if you are not a big golf fan, wonderful scenery and lots of other things going on.

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Jan 14, 2014 - Hua Hin Uncovered

I think Thailand is a great place where East meets West and gets away with it. Forget it's political problems the people generally are really nice and don't forget that they need the money from the European tourists. Hua Hin is about 200 Km south of Bangkok on the East coast and is the home of the kings equivalent to our queens Balmoral. This is my seventh visit in the winter and though nothing really changes except for new hotels and the odd restaurant and bar appearing I never really get tired or bored of the place. The English are in a...

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Jan 1, 2014 - Hua Hin New Year

Happy New Year The Thai's celebrate the new year in style, moreso than I expected. The actual date here in Thai years is 2556 but they use 2014 as it makes life less confusing. The traditional new year is on April 13th and is called Songkran, still celebrated by squirting water over each other using water pistols, hose pipes and anything else that will hold water. Sounds a bit similar to Spanish fiestas. Started off in the Market Village Mall which had live music and dancers all put on for free. Ended up down on the beach for the countdown...

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Dec 23, 2013 - Hua Hin Thailand

Hi everyone, finally made it to Thailand, I was starting to wonder where I was going to wake up next, but it's been a great experience. The camera broke, my hair dryer broke, and bits keep dropping off my suitcase, but apart from that have survived quite well. My poor feet have just had a well deserved pedicure after all that walking. The xmas lights are amazing here, and xmas music is playing everywhere. Wishing you all a good one, goodness knows what we will have, probably vindaloo. Best wishes Christine.

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