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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