It’s been almost a year since I cut ties with the old Mango bar now. With Miss Tim and I living in Hua Hin and loving the relaxing, it takes a bit of justification to visit Bangkok these days.
Apart from the cinema and hanging out with the Rats, there isn’t too much that Bangkok can give us that Hua Hin can’t.
So a year on, are we still loving it? Yes we are. However, all good things come to an end and in the next few years we plan on moving on. I am thinking of heading back to the UK.
As much as I like Hua Hin, I am no longer a fan of Thailand in general. I no longer see the place through a tourists eyes. I am constantly fed up and frustrated by most ways of life there now.
For those (farangs) that don’t see the issues that I do and can accept the way of life in Thailand, all I can say is that my standards are not that low.
I don’t need to harp on about driving standards, hygiene standards, service standards…etc… Compared to the West, the standards in general are lower. I’ve had my fill. Time to move on.
I work with a guy who has been in Thailand (Pattaya) for under two years and is so naive about Thai ways that I have to avoid him so that I don’t tell him what an idiot he is being – and what an idiot he is perceived to be by his girlfriend and her parents.
I have been in Thailand coming up to 10 years and know exactly my standing in Thai society.
So – it was all good fun whilst it lasted but over the next few years I shall be integrating Miss Tim into the bitter, wet, cold dark summers of the UK.
I think she’ll cope fine – after all, London has many, many shoe-shops.