It’s been over 15 years since we were last in Thailand. Back then, we were young, free and single, travelling with our respective group of friends and island hopping back and forth through Bangkok over several months.
We were slightly apprehensive about returning to a country in which we hold in such high regard – having fallen in love with it all those years ago. Which is why, perhaps, it took us so long to go back. Had the country changed beyond recognition?
Our destination to Thailand’s original beach resort of Hua Hin, was only a few hours away by road. This was the main reason why we plumped to stay there. After such a long plane journey, we couldn’t face catching a connecting flight.
Meanwhile, in comparison to our experiences of the seedier side of Thailand, Hua Hin wasn’t full of go-go bars and working women touting for business. At least, not on the main streets. The resort definitely has a more family feel to it and it was great to see so many other parents out with their children.
Hua Hin is a Royal playground fit for the aristocracy as well as high-society Bangkokians – plus thousands of visitors from all over the globe. And you can see why.