April 2017 (Hua Hin and Chiang Mai)

So, April was a month of two halves. Hua Hin and the beach for the first two weeks, and then back to Chiang Mai and city life for the last two. Both have their pros and cons but one thing that Hua Hin doesn't have ......is my friends!                    First day back in Chiang Mai sees the rains, but it puts some colour back into the place!      Some new foods to try.

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March 2017 (Hua Hin)

You may remember, before I confused you with a Laos special, that I ended February in Hua Hin. Well, here I stayed for March. It's a great place to sit out the Chiang Mai smokey season, enjoy fresh air and good living. As the sign says "Let the sea set you free". This month has been filled with getting around on foot and really re-discovering all the joys of the sea shore. Just like childhood rock-pooling in Cornwall! :) I've

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February 2017 (Chiang Mai, Mae Rim, Vientiane (Laos) and Hua Hin)

February turned out to be a pretty full month! Preparing for and attending the Citylife Garden Fair            A trip to Mae Rim with a stop at the rather naughty Erotic Garden                                                                 Music, birthdays, indigo tie dye, feldenkrais and friends              A trip to Vientiane in Laos (a special update to follow)    And a

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December 2016 (Chiang Mai and Hua Hin)

This month was one of....road trips       0ngoing and non-stop change and development. Chiang Mai now has a Hard Rock Cafe (which in my opinion is kind of sad) the usual quirks and wonders        and a visit from my Dad.           The month, and indeed the year, drew to a close with a wonderful trip to Hua Hin             HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! :)

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February 7th 2016 (Hua Hin)

Another camouflaged cat! Introducing 'Jetsam'! (found on the beach) The orange parasol marks our place for the past few days - and its view    Beautiful!    We found an even longer beach! The mini crab artiste!    Who wouldn't sit and stare at this view!    Beach riding :) There and back again!    Who is that guy?? Making trash recycling an art form!       We reached the beach end to find boats and temples    This was

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January 31st 2016 (Chiang Mai and Hua Hin)

We entered the restaurant to find cat number 1.......then cat number 2    ...and finally cat number 3 (although technically he found us)!!    Cat number 3 then caught himself a rat!    I, on the other hand, caught myself a large pastrami sandwich! :)    This is how cold it was DURING THE DAY!!!!!!    Everyone has to take off their shoes inside. Including the children Bird's Nest lunch with Shaku :)   The sun started to make an

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September 14th 2015 (Hua Hin and Cha Am)

Hua Hin harbour Pizza flavoured bananas! Random bucket of chopsticks on the pavement! Horseshoe crab A Minnie Mouse payphone Just stunning! All aboard at the famous Hua Hin train station Yes, a very important person indeed! Exploring! OMB! (Oh my Buddha) Well I don't know about you but I'm having the Mussel Burn Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away Buddhist garlands Driving home at dusk -

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September 7th 2015 (Hua Hin and Cha Am)

Shells on the beach aren't always what they seem - this one is an abode! Beware coconuts! Market day is exhausting! There are some creative toilet signs in Thailand Wow, jellyfish fossils! (not really!) Mirror mirror on the wall who are the fairest of them all? Not us! But we do still have white bits :) These crabs prospects are not looking great I'm still blown away by the scooter parking lot The fish market, pond fish that is No

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August 31st 2015 (Hua Hin and Cha Am)

What a view to wake up to! Huge jellyfish stranded on the beach - I wish I could say this was the only one A Rolling Stone gathers no customers! How cute is this police sign to encourage wearing helmets The locals fishing Nothing better than finding a big bug on your towel - not! Sundowners! That's handy - I always feel tired after a big meal Hua Hin street scene Perfect view Does anyone know the name of this

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