Its been a while since I was in Hua Hin. Must be around 5 months now?
Miss Tim seems to have turned into Crazy Cat Lady – and has taken in a new stray cat. The last one ended up as dog food and with all the stray dogs walking around Thailand – I expect the same of this one.
Weather is pretty nice right now. Didn’t see any rain.
Went for a little walk around the town. Every restaurant is busy. EVERYONE we walked past. The bars were empty, but the restaurants full.
Fortunately we always manage to get a table at our favorite restaurant. Nice little Italian on the corner. We’ve never failed to have an enjoyable meal there..
After dinner we headed to Coco Beach bar to meet up with Lomeo & Juliet. I have mixed feelings about that bar. It’s right opposite the Hilton where our Tuk-Tuk drops us off, so the main appeal is that it’s convenient.
I’ve never seen it busy – and I do chuckle at the ‘reception desk and seating area’.. which was thought up when fitting out the place. The guy must have thought he would be so busy that he needs a Front of House person and waiting area for customers. Ha. The fool.
I’ve turned into a bit of a Vodka snob these past few years and tend to only drink Grey Goose or Belvedere. Anything else is just nasty shit that gives me a hangover.
We ordered our drinks and I asked the waiter if they have Gray Goose to which he responded that he is sure the bartender can make it. – just has to pop over to France….
– they did have it so we were happy.
Several drinks in there – we decided to hit another bar. There is a new(ish) Irish Bar opposite the cop shop, can’t remember the name right now. Not a bad place. Lots of big dark stain wooden tables… all looks good. We sat up stairs and watched the world go by as we waited for a friend to show.
Normally we’d hit ElMurphys but they seemed to have dropped the ball recently. The music is played really quietly, the staff don’t know what they’re doing and the aircon is not on in the daytime. The whole place needs a freshen up. We go there to see Jonathan – the chief. That’s the only reason.
Anyone remember little Nid the cashier from the Original Mango Bar? Lovely little girl, although she is knocking on a bit now. She arrived at the bar for a catch up. She works in Real Estate now so is helping to source us a house to live in when I return full time to Thailand later this year.
Several more drinks later, Lomeo and Juliet had to bugger off as they were leaving HH the next day. They’re done with HH and on to pastures old…
Next up was Tina Bar. Seems to be an old fave – again, just for it’s location.
Was good to catch up with L&J and Nid……. back home a little drunk.
Sun was beaming out in the morning. Nice. Headed out for breakfast as recommended by Lomeo. There are a couple of new(ish) cafes opened up near where we live. A 20 min walk which is good.
The first one we came across stated that you need to remove your shoes to enter.?!?! Now, sorry, but I find this extremely unhygienic. I don’t want to be walking bare foot on tiles which loads of other people have been walking on. Think of all those bunions, verrucas, warts…etc… yuk. I turned… I left….. they can poke it.
The next cafe (name escapes me) was much better. Run by an American. Very clean and pleasant. Good food and good price. Will go back for sure.
I do like the lazy days in Hua Hin. After walking off our food, we hit the pool and laid out in the sun. Very peaceful.
As it was only a quick visit – I was soon heading to the airport to get back to Dubai for the following morning.
People think it’s a bit much – heading to Thailand for a weekend. It’s not. The 6 hour flight is fine – especially as they’re night flights – when you’re normally sleeping.
If I didn’t have so much going on in Dubai each weekend, I’d be heading home more often.
I’ve sent the orders to Miss Tim to head back to Dubai in a few weeks so she can help pack up all my shit and start taking it back to Thailand. It’s amazing how much crap you accumulate in a year.
In fact, I think I’ll go pick her up. Which means a weekend in Bangkok coming up….