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Meet Hua Hin.

Meet Hua Hin, Bangkok, Thailand - judimeetsworld

Back to my life in my temporary home 5 years ago, where I spent a quarter of the year teaching and exploring Southeast Asia.  I had featured our first weekend in Plearnwan and Puktien Cabana Beach Resort.  After a few days there, we were sent to the resort town of Hua Hin, Thailand.

Meet Hua Hin, Bangkok, Thailand - judimeetsworld Meet Hua Hin, Bangkok, Thailand - judimeetsworld

Exploring Hua Hin

Once we checked into Subhamitra Hotel, we had dinner all together at Bam Bam Restaurant and made our way downtown to explore.  We discovered a night market – a first for many of us, myself included.  It was overwhelming with the crowds, but we adjusted.  If anything, we added about 1/3 of the population as a staff.  Everything from beautiful scarves and tourist gifts, to food vendors.   The seafood was delicious and so fresh, being right by the ocean.

Hua Hin Beach & Khoa Takiab

The morning Chelsea and I walked to another town.  By accident.  Whoops!

My roommate Chelsea and I headed down to Hua Hin Beach – the biggest tourist draw to this town.  It was a beautiful sunny day and, while exploring, we inadvertently walked the entire 7 km beach-front strip and ended up in a different municipality!  Oops.  That’s spontaneity and adventure for you.

Meet Hua Hin, Bangkok, Thailand - judimeetsworld Meet Hua Hin, Bangkok, Thailand - judimeetsworld

It began when we saw this temple in the distance, which looked a lot closer than it was, and decided to go for it.  The temple is named Hua Hin Takiab Temple and is a lot closer to the town of Khao Takiab than Hua Hin…which we managed on foot.  Now…how do we get back?  We managed to wave a tuktuk down to take us to Hua Hin.  What an adventure, and it was only our first weekend in Thailand!

Meet Hua Hin, Bangkok, Thailand - judimeetsworld

Local Train to Bangkok

We were supposed to stay an extra few days but as a group of about 8, we decided to catch a local train back to Bangkok early.  We had yet to settle into our apartments and get ready for teaching.  We grabbed our carry-ons and walked altogether to the very packed Railway Station.

Meet Hua Hin, Bangkok, Thailand - judimeetsworld

The local train back was a 4 hour ride from the Hua Hin Railway Station to Bangkok Railway Station.  These trains had options including first class, private air-conditioned rooms.  We opted for third class (we were all students), which only cost $4.00 Canadian.  Ridiculous.  It was crowded, as a lot of Thais in neighbouring towns snuck onboard for free.  🙂  We made pals along the way, as most farangs (foreigners) take 1st or 2nd class, hardly ever 3rd.

Local transportation, really long walks on the beach, and getting lost – only to be helped out by genuinely kind locals.  Welcome to Thailand!



Meet Hua Hin, Thailand - judimeetsworld

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