Wanderlust Home and Pet Care
May 16: We fly to New Zealand
May 15: We take a two hour tuk tuk drive sightseeing - it’s too hot to walk. The driver takes us to a hill top to see the city of Hua Hin. Then we are off to a Buddha temple built on a hill sitting out in the water. It is a great view of Hua Hin and the beaches. We only have the morning to sightsee as we need to take our taxi back to Bangkok for tomorrow’s flight to New Zealand.
May 14: We hire a Tuk Tuk to take us to the Summer Palace of King Rama IV. We then go to a Cave full of Buddhas in Petchaburi. It is a long drive but a good one. Our lunch is down a small road that dead ends at a restaurant overlooking the beach here in Hua Hin. Our waitress/cook helps me to decide what to order. We have another wonderful lunch fresh from the ocean (actually the Gulf of Thailand).
May 13: We had every intention of taking public transportation to Hua Hin. However, with all our luggage and the heat we check with the Taxi cab driver to see what the cost would be to drive us to Hua Hin - $50 so we jump into a Taxi for the 2 hour and 30 minute drive. The Taxi overheats but the driver is expecting this and he has 3 bottles of water in the trunk. We find the Hilton but can’t get to our hotel as the road becomes a one-way street. I get out and find it remembering the internet map - I guess the brain is still working. Jim Hartman said he had great seafood at the pier so off we go. By the time we get there, we are dripping wet and want a beer. We have a wonderful meal - the fish is Sea Bass in a chile coconut milk sauce. My first bite of the papaya salad makes my mouth on fire. After lunch we see men taking large chunks of ice and crushing it and putting it into trucks. Then the truck goes to the end of the pier and the ice is dumped into the hold of the fishing boat. Interesting. I am bushed so it’s an early evening for me.