Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Khao Takiab

We went on a little vacation to the beach Monday-Wednesday. Khao Takiab is a beach just south of the Hua Hin beach resort area, which is about two and a half hours from Bangkok. We took a little minivan down there (conveniently leaving from a mall about two blocks from our apartment), found a place to stay, and laid around on the beach for a couple of days. As you can see, it was pretty rough:

Hanging out on Khao Takiab beach on Tuesday.

We had been on the wrong beach, Hua Hin, the day before, and found it to be a little too full of trash for our liking. Khao Takiab was perfect: a long stretch of white sand, warm water, fruit shakes, and these beach chairs, which we rented for less than $3 combined for the whole day.

Beachfront cafe.

This was a good place for a beer, sunset, and dinner. We were actually disappointed with our meal here, but dining + feet in sand = good times.

Monkey mountain.

This hill separates Hua Hin beach from Khao Takiab (this picture is of the Hua Hin side). There was a temple up here with lots of macaques, and this Buddha:

We stayed at the Benchana Guesthouse, and our room had this amazing gold bed. I think Elvis may have had a bed like this. The ladies at the guesthouse were unbelievably nice, and gave us hugs goodbye when we left. Our room was large and clean but very cheap, so we feel we must post many great reviews about this place and the nice ladies who run it.

Our little vacation from our longer vacation was excellent, and now we're trying to figure out if we can head south toward the beaches earlier than we had intended.

1 comment:

Deb and Richard said...

I am sorry you seem to be having such a horrible time :)