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Arrival to Bangkok & Transfer to Hua Hin
By Justin Barnwell
29 July 2010

My last trip to Thailand was over ten years ago. It was a wild ride of alcohol infused nights with hordes of party people heading to the same place for the same party. I was a typical backpacker, well equipped with a redbull singlet, thai fisherman pants and a care free nature. Thankfully this trip I've swapped the backpack to suitcase, the losmen to a boutique resort and my limited budget to one that is more comfortable. I'm curious to see the changes that Thailand has, as with everywhere 10 years is a long time between visits. I have always had a fond memory of that Thai people from their graceful bow greeting to their genuine smiles, they truly are beautiful (except the gorgeous ladies with adam's apples).

Arriving into Bangkok, the first thing you experience is the heat. Stepping outside the airport the wall of humidity hits you like a brick wall. I was happy to get into the air conditioned car from world travel service that would scoot me to Hua Hin and my destination of Let's Sea Resort. It was an interesting drive out there, over the bridges, past the markets, through the sulphur farms and into the pouring rain of the Thai wet season. After aqua planing for 3 hours on the highway we arrived.

I felt like royalty on arrival, greeted by my (as Let's Sea call them) holiday host and presented with a refreshing drink and chilled towel. The lobby of the resort is impressive. Open plan, that I would describe as tropical, eco chic. The warming colors of red and orange contrast to the potted rice plants that are scattered on tables. All rooms are built around the resort pool that is over a hundred meters long blending nature and architecture perfectly. The staff are styling in uniforms that mix tradition with new trend fashions. The low lying crotches of their thai pants could be straight out of  the ksubi summer range complimented by collar-less shirts. I likey.

Like any young professional my first point of call after being escorted and explained the finer details of my room was the resort's bar. Positioned ocean side I felt right at home and took residence at a stool on the bar. I asked the barman to make me his special, nothing too sweat with a hint of sour... A Hua Hin Moonrise. YUM. I demolished this and moved onto a dinner of crab meat curry and a Singha beer all the while being entertained by the friendly staff - instant best friends. Back at the room I slept like a baby on what Let's Sea call the LAZzzzz® bed. For the next 8 hours I sure was lazy.

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