Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hua Hin

We're gonna split Hua Hin into two posts. 1. The beach and town. 2. Exploring.

The Beach

So we flew from Chiang Rai to Bangkok on Thursday night and then took a mini bus from Victory Monument down to Hua Hin ($12 USD each) on Friday morning. We got dropped off in the center of Hua Hin and since we weren't sure how far our hotel was from there, we took a watermelon flavored tuk tuk (it was pink and light green) south for 100 baht (totally worth it, that would have been a FAR walk). We checked in and walked across the street to an alleyway that gave us beach access.

The beach was filled with tiny little crabs that lived in the sand in little holes and they kept popping out for a second leaving little balls of sand around their holes. It was mesmerizing watching them create the little balls with their mouth and feet and then tuck it under and behind them and then start making a new one.

And that was the last we saw of the sun. It rained for the next two days, so we decided to skip laying out on the beach because it looked like this:

So we took advantage of the rainy days and went to see Hunger Games, which was AWESOME!! Isa and I have both read the books, so we were super excited to watch it. This is one of the first times I've actually read the book before the movie, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Because I kinda knew what was about to happen, so I was freaking out or excited for most of the movie because of what was coming, and not necessarily for what was actually happening. It was definitely more intense for me. Or maybe it was just a great movie. Whatever. Go see it.

The Town

Other than the movie and eating at random restaurants around our hotel, we walked up the beach to the center of town each day. Yesterday we bought matching pink and blue towels which we weren't really able to use because it was raining, but we needed towels for the islands we're visiting for the next two weeks. Today we wandered up to the train station, which is pretty much the most interesting thing in Hua Hin.

This is the royal waiting room. You can't go in there. 'Cause we will never be royals...
Yup. That's pretty much as good as it gets here. Tomorrow it's supposed to be sunny so we're going to rent a scooter and explore the outskirts.

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