Hua Hin Night Market – Foodie Fin in Thailand


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Gracie grabbed our backpacks and a few days worth of clothes and I took the train from Cha-Am down to Hua Hin (only 6 Baht per person!) one afternoon and decided to stay over for 1 night.
While the Cha-Am Night market is AWESOME, its only once a week on Wednesdays.
This particular Hua Hin Night Market is *every night* and there are actually a few in Hua Hin.
Still, we like Cha-Am a LOT more – its super quiet with a LOT less Farang so I prefer it.
So, this evening we walk over from our hotel and sample some of the food and have a look around.
Thanks for joining us on our walk.
Live the Dream!
~mikes

Hua Hin (part 2.5) – Evening Update / Comparison to Daytime Walk


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So, even what is considered to be “Peak Season” (i.e. mid-December, thru Christmas and the week of New Years Eve) in Thailand the sort of “bars and restaurants” area of Hua Hin down by the north part of the beach, near the Hilton, I have to call it “slow” in comparison to other Farang-tourist areas I’ve been to in Thailand.
Now, to be fair, comparing it to Bangla Road in Patong Beach in Phuket or any part of the beach area of Pattaya would not be a fair comparison BUT even in speaking with the locals it seems to be “slower” this year than last.
Just wanted to follow up as a few of your have commented/asking about the comparison between day and night in Hua Hin.
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All the best,
~mikes

Benjakitti Park, Bangkok Thailand, Jan 2020


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This is a bit “out of order” depending upon the order with which you consume videos from Live My Ass Off (https://www.LiveMyAssOff.com) In fact, I rarely do “Live Streams”. In fact, interestingly enough, the last time Gracie and I did a live stream on YouTube was when we were in Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River on one of the “commuter boats” as we headed up to check out the Grand Palace/Wat Po.

This day, we hopped on the BTS from our condo near On Nut and headed up to the Asoke station, then a quick walk down to Benjakitti Park. We’d been here few years prior and in fact, it was arguably a bit nicer as the weather had not taken its toll on the infrastructure.
BUT, Gratefully, Bangkok has allocated a significant amount of the necessary budget for upkeep. In this part of the world where the elements are quite intense (e.g. Intense Rain, Sun and Heat) the soil can wash away within hours so reconstruction is necessary.
That is what is happening at Benjakitti Park here in Bangkok.

On this day, I decided to go live on Facebook at about noon-ish in Bangkok so about 9pm Pacific time so 12 midnight on the East Coast so I wasn’t expecting *any* viewers but figured I’d give it a shot. Turned out some long-time friends tuned in from *the other side of the world* so I figured I’d continue the ‘cast.
This YouTube post is simply the edit of that.
Thanks for watching.
Live the Dream!
~mikes

Hua Hin (part 2) Walking Around in the Day Time


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After our 20 cent train ride, we spend 30 cents on ice cream and take a walk towards the beach and then into the little “beach town area” before heading over to our hotel.
During the early afternoon time, even during High (or Peak) season, the streets were quite empty but it was still quite nice to explore for the first time, a new part of Hua Hin.

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Happy New Year!
~mikes

Train Trip to Hua Hin (part 1) from Cha-Am on the “Ordinary” Train


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Gracie and I decided to take the train from Cha-Am down to Hua Hin this morning. Unlike in the past when we have gone to Hua Hin for running errands and such things, only going for a few hours, we would take a mini van. This trip will involve a few “new” experiences.
First, we plan on staying overnight.
Second, we will be taking the train. This part I’m really psyched for!!
The State Railway of Thailand or SRT system, I pleasantly learned, is a pretty mature system. It’s not brand new nor amazingly shiny like you’d experience in China’s Mega Cities or that of Japan however, I felt quite safe and the cost, or more accurately, the VALUE, is exceptional.
So for part one, join us on the beginning of our journey and our ~30 minute ride south.

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Happy New Year!
~mikes

Khao Nang Phanthurat – Forest Park, Cha-Am


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Gracie and I hop on the motorbike this early afternoon and take about a 25 minute ride inland from the beach to the Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park in Cha-Am. Its a great place, especially if you like Monkeys!
enjoy.
~mikes

Morning Walk Cha-Am, Beach Chair Businesses?


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This morning I went for a morning walk along the beach and wanted to check in and just share some perspective. I noticed that the beach chairs during the week have Very Few customers during the week. It got me to thinking: how do these folks stay in business?
just curious.
…being a tourist this morning.
thanks for watching!!
~mikes