Saturday, January 7, 2012

Paradise in Hua Hin

I am back in Hong Kong. I miss Bangkok and its warm and humid weather, even though I complained about it everyday. I miss eating pineapple, papaya, dragon fruit, and pomelo. Before heading home and lots of shopping, we went to Hua Hin a coastal and tourist town about three hours south of Bangkok.

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There were thousands of monkey on this rocky beach. If you look carefully in the picture above, there were lots of monkey on rocks on their way to where I was. It was feeding time, apparently monkeys love corn as well.

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Lunch at beach...

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...with spicy and sour shrimp salad.

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Durian, also known as the stinky ugly fruit. In some countries, it is illegal to bring durian across immigration because of its smell. I finally had the opportunity to try it. It was sweet and did not taste like the way it smells. Kind of like very ripe banana and vanilla custard together.

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The day before we left Bangkok, we were almost kidnapped by a couple of tuk-tuk (the vehicle) drivers. The original plan was to take the tuk-tuk to see the lucky Buddha and then back for 20 Baht (67 cents USD). The lucky Buddha did not bring us much luck. On our way back the drivers took us to a random street and insisted that we go inside this store. They didn't tell us what was in the store nor could we see through the tinted windows. If we did not go inside, we would have to pay 200 Baht. Sensing something suspicious, we quickly paid 20 Baht and got off the tuk-tuk. The drivers then took off leaving us there. We did not know where we were, luckily there was a internationally-known hotel nearby and we were able to get directions.

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Good Bye Bangkok!

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1 comment:

  1. Your trip looks amazing, Jen! I can't believe you were almost scary!!!


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