After leaving Phuket we went to Hua Hin to meet up with some Austrian friends. We stayed at a quaint little guest house a couple of minutes walk from the beach and right in the middle of the action. They were staying at the Marriot Hotel just up the beach, so we  felt like millionaires when swimming in their pool and eating at their restaurant.

The beach here was lovely, but different to those in Phuket. There was a lovely warm breeze and lots of kite surfers. You could also hire  horses and ride along the beach.

All seven of us crammed into a tuktuk and visited the Monkey Temple on top of the big hill. We had fun watching at least 100  mischievous monkeys roaming the temple grounds. The nearby fishing village on the river, with the kids playing on the docks and the fish markets were also great to see.

We also ate at some of the many open air seafood restaurants on the end of the piers that protrude out over the sea in the older part of town. As in all places in Thailand the food and massages were cheap and first rate.

After 3 days we hopped on the local open air train for Bangkok. It was a very interesting 5 hour trip for the small cost of $ 1.50 per ticket. Yep, that’s Thailand!