Today is my last morning in Hua Hin. I return to Bangkok this afternoon. I really enjoyed myself here. It’s not as congested as Bangkok but it’s nice. And Hua Hin Beach is beautiful. They have more beaches here but that’s the one that I went to.
The one bad thing I have to say about Thailand is that there are roaches. I mean big Ass roaches (not palmetto bugs). Here in Hua Hin, you have to stop on the sidewalk, so they can cross in front of you. I’m from Florida, so, I should be use to this but I’m not. Since living abroad, I don’t have to deal with that. In London, they were small and few, but here in Thailand where the weather is humid, warm and hot, they thrive. I saw one my first night in Bangkok and a 🔔 went off in my head. With hot, humid weather comes roaches. Luckily, I only saw them on the streets.
I removed the packaging from the blanket and what do I see? Dirt! Dirt on the ends. I’ve just been given a repackaged used and unclean blanket. Damn! I’m not OCD but I just can’t deal with other’s dirt. I was already on the lookout for reused water bottles, which I did see yesterday. Thanks Niki for alerting me to that. Don’t buy any water unless it’s sealed. I just want to relax. Germs, germs go away.
Today, I will be traveling to Hua Hin by bus. It’s more cost effective and I don’t have to ride in the backseat of a taxi for two and a half hours. Too much taxi riding in Ras Al Khaimah has done a number on me. Anyway, I’m on the bus and will be departing in 15 minutes, hopefully. The bus has just provided us, passengers, with blankets. How nice of them to do that. I never got this with Grey Hound, Eurolines, National Express or Megabus.
Anyway, the weather has totally changed, which I knew it would. It’s raining in Bangkok and I believe it’s raining in Hua Hin. So, I might not be lounging on the beach today. I guess as long as I can relax and read, then I’m cool. I don’t want to do anything but eat and relax. I only have two days there and I’m going to make the most of it.
OMG! This market is AMAZING! It totally surpassed my expectations. I seriously didn’t think that I would buy anything. If I could have, I would have bought everything. OMG! There was so much to see from jewelry to clothes, from furniture to art. Once I saw the puppies, I had to turn away. They weren’t cooking them but my imagination of what sometimes happens to them here was enough for me.
I think I was there for about four hours,which kinda shocks me because I’m not shopaholic. I like to get in and get out. That didn’t happen today. I didn’t spend as much as yesterday, but I still spent enough to fill up my suitcase. Thank goodness everything’s foldable.
So, I was able to get into the Grand Palace. Before we got on the boat, I bought a wrap around skirt from a little girl and I was truly happy I did that. As people tried to enter the gates, security told anyone who wasn’t dressed appropriately to get out. Men and women was ousted out the line. If you had on shorts, short skirts, sleeveless tops or leggings, you were denied entrance. No joke. One good thing is that vendors are out there selling colorful pants and skirts for 100 Baht. Those vendors made a killing
Yes, I’ve just been told. Well, I actually was told that my leggings are too sexy. Close your mouth everyone. When you go to the Grand Palace, you must be covered. My dress is fine but my leggings may not be. I guess we will see. We’re on the way to a boat where we will cruise to the Grand Palace. I’ll be snapping pics throughout the day.