Elephants roaming happily @ WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre

Ever wanted to get up close to elephants? Yet seeing them in the distance at a National Park just did not do it for you? Or perhaps you have ethical issues with trekking on, riding, petting or feeding, captive elephants? Well, we recently visited a place where you can spend a day amongst the elephants …

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 …

Phraya Nakhon Cave main chamber, Sam Roi Yot National Park

With visitors in tow, we visited what is said to be one of Thailand’s most beautiful and certainly most photographed caves. First impressions when we finally entered the enormous main chamber and saw the Kuha Karuhas (Royal) pavilion bathed in sunlight in the middle of Phraya Nakhon Cave – well worth the effort! Our adventure started …

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 …

giant Golden Buddha, Wat Thang Sai @ Ban Krut Thailand

Ban Krut was our second destination for the short 5-day break we took in mid-July.  Why Ban Krut – it’s glorious beach, safe swimming, great (inexpensive) seafood, exceptionally low key and relaxed atmosphere plus the magnificent Wat Thang Sai – a great combination! We had been warned that on long weekends and school holidays …

Kui Buri national park - Lone male elephant sighting

There we were, armed with cameras, binoculars, and expectations to burn, waiting for our local guide Khun Bill to collect us in his trusty Safari vehicle and transport our group of wide-eyed ‘hunters’ into Kui Buri National Park! Being just over an hour drive south of Hua Hin, Kui Buri is very easy to get …

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