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We are a married couple who retired and moved to Thailand in 2014. You are welcome to join us and our travel monkeys Sun Wukong and Malcolm Jr. on our adventures! We hope you enjoy the trip as much as we do.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Our First 2 Weeks In Hua Hin

Please enjoy this video of the Night Market

After a very comfortable 3 hour ride from Bangkok airport on the VIP bus we arrive in Hua Hin and was picked up by the owner of our condo and shown our new home for the next 3 months. We are located within a 10 minute walk to Market Village Mall and the beach is about a 5 minute walk.

We shipped 4 large boxes and had a tuk tuk driver help us bring them to the condo.

Waking up in the morning at 6:00 has been worth the sunrise pictures Vince has been taking and the peace and quiet of the beach is lovely.

If we walk the beach during the day we see kite surfers, ponies, beach dogs, food vendors, massage stands, jet skis pulling rafts and fishing boats along with all of the tourists.

 Balls of sand made by Sand Bubbler Crabs.  They filter nutrients from the balls they make during low tide and then hide deep in the sand until the next low tide when they come out to feed.

Horses going home from their day at the beach

It has been fun finding food choices near by.

Cicada Market is an artist market open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. There are at least 50 food booths with loads of yummy things to choose from.  They have great plastic holders for your beverages.  I have seen them hanging on the handle bars of motorcycles.

We finally made it to the Hua Hin Night Market which is open every night. 

 Lin buying sweet Tamarind from this lady.  They taste like dates only better!

She noticed Lin taking video and was trying to get her to come over for a Rotee!  It is a crepe filled with banana, egg and topped with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate.  Maybe another day!

We found a lady making coconut desserts. This was before our dinner of course!

We found dinner on a side street from the night market and the food was good and at reasonable prices too. It cost us 50 baht or $1.53 for dinner for the two of us.

Seafood abounds and you can pick out exactly what you want and they will cook it for you on the spot. Prices for King Lobster was 2,000 per kilo or about $30.00 US per lb. That huge lobster probably weighed close to 4 or 5 lbs.

Looking around we spotted a cute backpacker hostel in the middle of the night market.  Great name and lovely art on the wall outside.

After dinner we stopped for a massage. Lin chose neck, shoulders and back and Vince decided on a foot massage. For 30 minutes each the cost was 99 baht or $3.04. We paid a total of 100 baht and a 20 baht tip for a total of $3.68 each. We might have to do this at least once a week!

Our transportation on the green songtheaw was 10 baht each to the market because it was before 7pm and on the way home it was 15 baht each after 7pm. For a total of 50 baht or $1.53. Compare that to the Tuk Tuk Taxis (that DO NOT budge on price).  They would have charged 150 baht each way or a total of $9.21.  We are learning our way around the city in the various songtheaws.  Green, White, Orange, and White with a red stripe.   Pretty soon we will be able to go anywhere for next to nothing in baht.

Lin had a great birthday present......moving to the beach!


  1. Your off on a new adventure and it looks like it agrees with the both of you very much. Enjoy the beach, the sun, surf and sand, as they say. Will be waiting for the inevitable tiny weeny bikini shots soon ;) 555+

    1. Thank you Lani! No bikini shots of me at this age! lol There are so many tourists from European countries here basking on the beach getting very dark brown and looking as wrinkled as a Shar-Pei. I would bet that at least 90% of the women are wearing bikinis and they are over 65 years old.

      The men also are sporting beer bellies and speedos! It is so amusing and I find myself saying as I walk along and see the many varieties of skin....."We all have bodies and we need to OWN IT!"

      We even saw one 60 something woman topless! I can not un-see that! lol
      I wonder what the Thais think?