Five-Sitting-Buddhas statue @ Phra Sorn Kaew, Khao Kho

The district of Khao Kho is not on any international tourist route though Thai visitors adore this region. This is a place for nature lovers. Soaring mountains, rolling hills, lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, gushing rivers, and two wildlife-rich national parks – all part of the attraction! Khao Kho is in the north-central Thai region …

Colonial and modern KL coming together, KLCC

Just a little while back we took a trip from our home In Hua Hin, on Thailand’s Royal Coast, to peninsula Malaysia. It was exceptionally easy to do. We travelled by train stopping off at the following Malaysian point of interest (to us): Penang Island, Taiping, Ipoh and finally Kuala Lumpur (KL). Since our trip, Air Asia …

Street scenes @ Pranburi Night Market

Pranburi Saturday Night Market has been on our local ‘must do’ list for some time, and just a few weekends back we finally made it there! It’s only a short (25km) drive south from Hua Hin to neighbouring Pranburi and the Market only happens Saturday evenings.  This is definitely a locals market with genuine …

#BoutiqueFarmers

Recently we took advantage of an offer that, as foodies, was particularly appealing and required an out of town overnight stay. We didn’t have to travel far. Pak Nam Pran and Khao Kalok are neighbouring beaches in the Pran Buri region just 30 minutes’ drive south of our home in Hua Hin. And just …

Monsoon Valley wines

Large red wine glasses, two rows of five, lined up atop the wine bar. Monsoon Valleys winemaker and their wine consultant on one side of the counter, Vivien and me on the other. A serious wine tasting happening right in front of us. The task for them was to choose the next Shiraz to take the …

SomTam prep - Ple SomTam, Hua Hin

Reflecting as we do, after experiencing something new, we both said WOW – what a fantastic adventure we have just had! We had taken part in a new Thai Food Tour here in Hua Hin. It’s called “Eat Like a Local” and promises to introduce participants to eateries that Thai locals love to frequent. No Green …

Main pool lagoon - Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin – here we come! In late May we answered a ‘call-out’ from a well-known online travel company that specialises in putting together Luxury holidays to key resort locations Australians love to travel to. They wanted Aussie expats living in SE Asia as the ‘on-camera talent’ in exchange for a few days …

Khao Chong Krachok, Prachuap Kirikhan - monkey

Mid-July we decided to take 5 days and travel south to explore neighbouring areas to Hua Hin here on the east coast of Thailand. Our provincial capital, Prachuap Kirikhan, and then onto Ban Krut, a small beachside town with fabulous beaches are our destinations. We had not visited either of these destinations and we were …

elephant ride @ Hua Hin Vineyards, Hua Hin, Thailand

Exploring Hua Hin with visitors Just a short time ago we had a couple of friends, Jenelle and Jim from Brisbane (Australia) come visit us and it reminded Vivien and I what a joy it is to have visitors and to show them around our ‘neck of the woods’!  Having lived in and explored Hua …

Maya Bay, Phi Phi Le, Phi Phi National Marine Park

A few weeks back Vivien’s brother Andy and his wife Kellie asked if we wanted to spend some time with them and cruise Thailand’s Phi Phi islands and other highlights in the Andaman sea south of Phuket. Of course, we said YES! Andy and Kellie left Australia about a year ago in their 47-foot …

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