So you have a few days off work and the city is closing in on you.. do not stress, keep calm and go on a day trip. As the skyline becomes visible and city falls away so do your worries and cares. The contrast between the city and a couple of hours drive down the road is incredible!
Hua Hin is about 4 hours from Bangkok, you can get there via mini van for 150 B. Get the BTS to Victory Monument, when you come to the roundabout using the footbridge turn right and walk about a quarter round the circle before using the stairs to get down to ground level. There are lots of helpful signs and people to ask if you can't see where to go immediately. Once you are on your way you can relax and let the city melt away.
I wen't with my good friend Susu as luckily we had the same day off. I would suggest packing nothing more that some light entertainment, a towel, sun-cream and a change of underwear. Once you arrive it can be confusing where to go, but all you need to do is ask someone 'where is the beach?'. They will point, you will walk and that's that. We found the beach about 10 mins from the drop off point.
Once on the beach the first port of call was sunbeds, we soon found a row of beds for a mere 50 B each. The staff were friendly, bordering on the flirtatious, nothing wrong with that and were quick to bring us menus. The snacks and drinks were beach prices so a small beer 120 B, a plate of french fries was 80 B and a smoothie for 60 B. They didn't mind me popping to the shop and bringing my own beer either since I had already purchased a few items there. They even gave us glasses and ice for our shop bought beer.
|Me and Susu|
|One of the horse owners|
|Wine by the sea|
Have you been to Hua Hin? What was your experience?