Tuesday, July 27, 2010
On Holiday in Hua Hin
Coming up to the third anniversary of my arrival in the Land of Smiles, I am beginning to repeat myself. It was a holiday weekend, with people taking off work during the start of what is called "Buddhist Lent," and Nan and I considered our options, the goal being surf, sand and sun. Ko Samet was our destination of choice, but the owners of our favorite spot had jacked up their prices, creating a "middle season" between low and high for July and adding a 400 baht a night surcharge for the "busy weekend." Since we'd visited Pattaya recently, where our hotel had been under noisy construction, this time we headed south to Hua Hin to swim and eat.
Fulay Guest House on a pier over the sea which is recommended by Lonely Planet. Their cheap room was a closet and the cute "Thai Room" was overpriced. Not far away we discovered The Fat Cat Guest House owned by a Danish expat about my age and took a lovely recently refurbished room overlooking the water for less than 1000 baht a night.