Hua Hin, Thailand

Thailand was never a place that I thought I would visit. I had never been abroad before I went to visit Thailand early this year. Thailand was never on my list for places to visit either. One of my main reasons we went to Thailand was because my partners parents have a house there and they go to Thailand every 3 months for a 3 week stay. So in February we decided to join them.

The flight wasn't the comfiest. I didn't enjoy it but I think I was really nervous and just something I had never experienced before. With the long hours of travelling and just sitting down - it wasn't my cup of tea. But the flight back wasn't as bad. I knew a bit more and I just watched a few films to pass the time.

When we arrived at Bangkok airport I was so glad the flights were over. I was absolutely shattered and so was the girls and everyone else. When we stepped out of the airport to wait for the driver, the heat came right at you. It was weird. Can't really fully explain how hot it was, just that it was very hot. Not heat like you get in this country either, no where near.


We spent every single day in the pool outside the house. We learnt Elliw to swim but Mia was a bit too scared to get into the pool. We would spend a good couple of hours or more in the pool most days. We would visit a shopping centre called Market Village every single day too. There are 4 or 5 floors if I remember rightly and it was huge. The basement had small stalls of people selling cheaps and copies. Then the other floors had shops, food places and the tops floor had a cinema.

We went to visit the beach two or three times during our three week stay. I wasn't very keen on the beach. It was hot and you would be lightly covered in sand, your hair, face, between your fingers - everywhere. Both girls experienced riding a horse on the beach which they both loved but they weren't very keen on the beach itself either so I think that was one of the reasons we didn't visit the beach much.



A few days we just travelled around in the car to see the views, buildings and beautiful statues. We went to see monkey mountain one afternoon after a visit to the beach. The girls loved it. We didn't get out of the car because of course, the whole place was covered with free monkeys running and jumping about. I managed to take a few photos whilst we were there. The girls were over the moon and overly excited when they saw these monkeys.

We went out for food every lunch time and most dinner times. Their food cafes and restaurants aren't like ours in this country. Hardly any of the ones we went to had walls. They were all open. It was weird at first but I got used to it in the end and it was nice, and you really didn't care in the end because the heat was so hot you couldn't really feel the difference. My favourite foods whilst I was there was Chicken and satay sauce, Garlic and chicken and Chicken and cashew nuts. Since coming home I have eaten a lot more Thai food and been interested in trying a lot more Thai food too.



There are many things to do with children in Hua Hin, Thailand but also things for couples, singles and for the whole family. Me and my partner had a few hours to ourselves so we went to visit Vana Nava Hua Hin water park. Vana Nava Hua Hin is a huge water park with many big slides and other water fun things to do. There are also places to eat inside the water park and places to sit and relax. If you do ever visit here then I would advise you take care of your feet as the floor is extremely hot! So watch your children's feet too.

I had some amazing experiences when I was in Thailand. I went on a scooter for the first time ever. I was petrified but I was so glad I went on it. I have never been on a motorbike or scooter so it was a pretty big thing for me! And of all places, I try it in Thailand. A place that the roads are full of scooters and motorbikes and they don't know road safety very well either! I also got the amazing chance to ride an elephant and get up close and give a baby elephant a cuddle. It was amazing and I felt comfortable because these elephants were well cared for at the charity.

I really do miss Thailand and I really can not wait until we visit Hua Hin again. If you are thinking of somewhere to go abroad I would definitely recommend Hua Hin, Thailand as there are many things to do in Hua Hin and I am sure you won't regret visiting the beautiful place.










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67 comments

  1. It sounds like a wonderful place, I'm glad you had such a great time. Lovely pictures too - it's not somewhere I'd have considered taking my kids but it seems like it would ne nice after reading this. Becky x #bestandworst

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  2. It sounds like you had a really fab time and made some amazing memories. It's lovely you tried so many new things and had lots of fun too. #bestandworst

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  3. Looks like you had an amazing experience and I would love to visit Hua Hin - I've been to Thailand before but to Bangkok and Koh Samui. You've got some lovely photo memories of your trip and sounds like your kids loved it! #sharewithme

    Carolyn
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  4. Seems like you had a fab holiday! We've been to Thailand too during our honeymoon and we loved it there, we have done a lot of excursions and the food are so yummy. That's where I started liking Thai food too. Btw, your photos are lovely! #coolmumclub

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  5. Oh my goodness. It all sounds so lovely - and you cuddled a baby elephant? That must have been mind blowing! Beautiful pictures. #coolmumclub x

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  6. Thailand was on my hit list, so we did it as our honeymoon, pre-kids. It was pretty magical. Thanks for sharing your memories of it, it takes me back x x Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub Taking your kids on holiday to Thailand is DEFINITELY cool mum material!

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  7. Beautiful photos! I can see why you want to go back again soon, it looks amazing and so many fantastic experiences! Lovely to have rode a horse on the beach and cuddling elephants has got to have been brilliant. A wonderful holiday, hope you can return again soon for more fun there.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I would love to visit Thailand they have such beautiful places. #picknmix

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  9. I've never been to Hua Hin but I did travel around Thailand when I was younger and absolutely loved it! I love the culture and the food. I'd like to go back as a family one day. Looks like you had a great holiday - 3 weeks must've been bliss! #PicknMix

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  10. It looks an amazing place to visit fab photos thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  11. I've never been to Thailand, but it does look beautiful. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  12. I can see why you love it so much and want to go back. I really want to visit. I love your Thailand posts. I'd love to ride a horse on the beach and meet elephants. The monkey place looks great too. I too find it strange that the restaurants have no walls, but I guess it's really cooling to be inside them. I can't wait to visit Thailand. Thank you so, so much for linking to #whatevertheweather xx

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  13. How lovely, I have never visited Thailand either but would maybe like to at some point. Looks like you had a great time and thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst :) x

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  14. Oh this looks truly amazing. I have always wanted to take the family to Thailand. Looks like you made the most of it too. Thank you for stopping by LTM and linking up to SWM. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round of #sharewithme

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    1. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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  15. This sounds like a brilliant holiday! Gorgeous pictures, I would love a hot holiday right now! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  16. I went to Thailand over 10 years ago now and I loved it and would really like to go back. I know exactly what you mean about the heat. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

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  17. I have always wanted to go to Thailand and hope that one day that will become an option for us!

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  18. oh just wow what an amazing experience I went to Australia- Bondi 3 years ago for 3 weeks it was just out of this world

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  19. The heat is really hard to describe isn't it. I think it is a really oppressive heat and it's hard to breathe the first time you step out of the airport in Bangkok.

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  20. I have always wanted to visit Thailand. My sister went backpacking there after she finished her studies. It looks like such a beautiful place.

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  21. Wow, looks like an amazing place to visit! Thailand is somewhere I have always wanted to visit

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  22. I would love to visit Thailand it is such a beautiful country and their culture and (FOOD!) excites me!

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  23. Sounds like a lovely holiday. I have been to Thailand before but it was years ago.I found it an interesting place.

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  24. It sounds like you had an amazing time, I have never been to Thailand but it is somewhere we would love to visit one day x

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  25. Looks like you had such an amazing experience! I can only dream about something like that!

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  26. Thailand is on my list of places I want to go. I have heard it is amazing x

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  27. thailand looks absolutely stunning, i really fancy a trip there one day. i'm a bit of a beach girl though so find me a nice beach and some cocktials and i'm good to go

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing this! Am thinking of going to Thailand this year so this has given me something to think about.

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  29. I have to admit Thailand has never appealed to me, I know there are stunning beaches and a lot of culture but something just doesn't make me want to visit x

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  30. I have always wanted to visit Thailand. It looks so beautiful over there. As a family we love the beach and we love nice food so this is a contender for our next holiday.

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  31. It looks and sounds like you and your family had an amazing time. You must have made some great memories.

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  32. Looks like you had a great holiday! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. It looks like an amazing holiday! I know what you mean about the heat I felt the same when I went to Egypt a few years back as previously I had only ever been to Paris and both times the weather was typically British!

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  34. I have never thought of visiting Thailand but it does look and sound like you had a wonderful time. I haven't flown long haul for years! Kaz x

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  35. Thailand has never been on my list of must visit places but looking at your lovely photos has me reconsidering.

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  36. I'd love to go to Thailand, it looks like you all had a brilliant time and I love your photos! x

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  37. What an amazing place, so many lovely photos! I am not sure I could stand the heat in Thailand though, I don't even like the summer over here! haha

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  38. Thailand looks like an amazing country to visit but just too far away.

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  39. Thailand looks so lovely. I would love to visit one day, but at the moment I just have to stick with the UK

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  40. I love travelling and Thailand is somewhere that I would really love to visit. It looks like you had a great time :)

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  41. Oh wow it looks completely beautiful, I've always wanted to go! The food sounds lovely and I think I'd like the openness of the restaurants and cafes :) X

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  42. Looks like a lovely place to visit with so much to see and do for the family! xxx

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  43. so many fun activities for the kids! this sounds like a great location for families

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  44. Wow you're so lucky that your partners parents have a house out there, definitely some opportunities to head out there. Sounds like there's a lot more to do with a family than I'd have expected x

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  45. Oh this sounds wonderful!! I've always wanted to visit Thailand its great to know there is so much to do as a family with children and also as a couple!!

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  46. Amazing, a friend went to Thailand and loved it, so nice that you've been able to go as a family. Looks so nice x

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  47. My Husband has been to Thailand and loved it - I've never been but definitely will one day, it's on my bucket list.

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  48. Thailand sounds like such a lovely place for a trip. It's really cool that you were able to experience so many new things there!

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  49. Ah despite the flight it sounds like you had a lovely trip. I bet riding an elephant was an experience!

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  50. I would love to visit Thailand as it look amazing. Beautiful photos. xx

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  51. My uncle practically lives out there, working 8 months out of the year on rotation. He say's it's the most beautiful place he's been too and the locals are very friendly! Looks like you had a great time too, your little one has grown up so much since last year! *Time flies*

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  52. It's funny isn't it, I never used to be nervous about flying but I am now! I think it's having kids. This looks like the most amazing place to visit!

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  53. I've never been to Thailand, but it does look beautiful x

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  54. For some reason I don't really think of Thailand as a beach kind of place! I absolutely love the culture in Thailand though and I'd love to visit myself, and to ride an elephant!

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  55. Oh wow how lucky are you to have relatives with a place there! We looked at going for our honeymoon but blew the budget on the Maldives!!

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  56. We really want to go to Thailand, it looks like a fabulous place and much more child friendly than I imagined

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  57. Your photos are really wonderful - it sounds like a lovely family holiday.

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  58. I want to visit Thailand soon! Love all your pictures!

    xoxo, Candice
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  59. I would love to visit Thailand in the future - fingers crossed!

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  60. I am so jealous! I would love to visit Thailand.

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  61. Sounds like a trip of a life time! Sorry the flight was tiring. You are so lucky to have a bolt hole across there!

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  62. Beautiful photos. It must be an amazing place to visit. I'd love to go too.

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  63. I've not been to that part of Thailand but I love it, it's an amazing country!

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  64. Some lovely, lovely pictures! I'd be so excited to see monkeys close up!

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  65. A long plane ride can be really uncomfortable, I always get exit row seats now or upgrade if I can afford it. It sounds like you had a great time in the end though!

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  66. Wow, this is such an amazing family adventure! Stunning photos too :)

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