Saturday, February 9, 2008

Chumpon & Hua Hin, Thailand

Steve and Denise headed to the airport from Kanchanaburi, whilst we stayed another night there with Jim & Barbara before catching the train south to Chumpon. A cockney, we head met on a train whilst traveling south on the same line a few weeks earlier, had raved about a beach,
Hat Tha Wua Laen, just north of Chumpon. "F^R%&g Beautiful mate", he wrote us loads of tips, places to eat, drink and stay. It sounded perfect and was. Jim & Barbara had a room with a balcony and sea view in a posh hotel with AC ... whilst we stayed in a simpler place just down the road.

It was a nice small resort, popular with mostly Thai's, and some ex-pats, with a beautiful long beach. We had great food at 'Paul's', Jim even eat Ostrich. There was some alright live music at a beach bar up the road. It was a great place to chill out, read, eat, drink and do nothing.

We had 4 nights in Chumpon then headed to Hua Hin for a few nights there. Which was perfect for Jim & Barbara as there was at least two good Fish & Chip Shops. We also had some great food at the restaurants in the night markets.

We met a lady in the street who was making pop up cards, we designed a card with her which we used for our wedding invites.

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