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Hua Hin, Thailand

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hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

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hua hin norndee hotel thailand fensismensi blog

hua hin norndee hotel thailand fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin norndee hotel thailand fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

hua hin thailand norndee hotel travel with baby fensismensi blog

Sprva sem dvomila v izbiro obmorskega kraja, ki že od daleč ne ponuja tistega, kar sva si od morske Tajske umislila. Preprost bungalov na plaži in kokos nad glavo, vsega po malem v radiju kilometra in ljubko intimnost kraja. A je Hua Hin le streljaj stran od Bangkoka in triurna vožnja je zvenela ravno prav, za razliko, da se z devetmesečno Polinko cjazimo ves dan do destinacije.

Hua Hin je staro, ob obali razpotegnjeno, ribiško mestece, dobrih 250 km stran od Bangkoka, kamor je nekoč zahajala tudi kraljeva družina, danes pa se v poplavi hotelov, namakajo predvsem domači turisti.

A me je prevzelo. S taksijem si v treh urah tam, plaža ponuja naravno senco od druge ure popoldan, veliko je finih kavarnic, finih hotelov, tržnic, prevoz je poceni, nakupovalni center ima celo Uniqlo in plaža je zelo lepa. Kar pa sem ugotovila šele sedaj, ko naštevam vse to, pa je, da za razliko od številnih tajskih plaž, mi tukaj nihče ni ponudil masaže, pedikure in manikure, sončnih očal, še več, niti saronga ne.

Vsak teden ob koncu tedna se na južnem delu mesta, odpre tržnica Cicada. Boljša različica naše Odprte kuhne in Artmarketa združeno. Tržnica privabi ogromno množico ljudi iz vse okolice. Hrane več kot jo lahko poješ in na najino srečo, naš hotel je bil samo čez cesto. Bungalov šmungalov, kokos šmokos, Hua Hin je the best.

Ravno prav za smisel življenja.

Seenspace
Cicada Market
1d+ Day Artist Cafe
Airspace
Norndee hotel
Camel Republic

I had doubts about Hua Hin, considering so many great Thai islands, with bungalow-on-the-beach and is-the-coconut-going-to-fall-on-my-head type of scenery, but Hua Hin isn’t that far from it. Well, the coconuts down may be free, but the bungalow we found, is a 12K set back. Other than that, it is a perfect destination for a first time travel with a baby, if you want some beach time and don’t want to do all the commuting, that a way to a perfect little island requires.

Hua Hin is a three hour ride from Bangkok. It has a nice stretch of clean beaches. Great shopping, great food sceene, and, if you believe it, no “waaan’ a massage”, “pedicure manicure”, “sarong sarong” beach hassle.

Every end of the week, a famous Cicada market is on. An upscale version of the Thai food market you would know, attracting large crowds. For three days in a row, there was so much we could eat and luckily, our hotel was just across the street.

Hello Bangkok

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bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog mandarin oriental hotel authors lounge afternoon tea

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog mandarin oriental hotel authors lounge afternoon tea

authors lounge afternoon tea high tea mandarin oriental

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog nandha hotel 4th floor drip bar coffee street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog street

bangkok thailand fensismensi blog street

“V Bangkok grem lahko še milijonkrat in vedno znova me bo očaral”, sem zapisala pod sedem let staro objavo, kamor sem enako nametano prilepila fotografije, kot v tej objavi. Ta izjava še vedno drži in Bangkok je očarljivo nametan toliko, kolikor si ga narediš. Najdeš lepe butične in nezasoljene hotele, ali celo designerski loft. Mesto od doma raziščeš kar preko instagrama, s pravimi hashtagi. Fine kavarne izbereš s profila od nekoga, ki na instagramu počne samo to. Tako npr. najdeš v četrto nadstropje kavarne, za kar se tudi natakarica iz pekarne v prvem nadstropju začudi, da sploh veš zanjo.

Izpolnila sva mojo dolgoletno željo in si v Mandarin Oriental hotelu privoščila popoldansko čajanko in ujela Mysore uro joge. Izpustila sva peklensko vročo kitajsko četrt in kraljičino fotografsko razstavo, ker v tempu nisva želela pretravati. Ne samo zato, ker sva potovala z devetmesečno dojenčico, ampak, ker je treba dati priložnost naključnem odkrivanju mesta in tudi početju ničesar. To je šele luksuz.

Nandha hotel
4th Floor Drip Bar
Mandarin Oriental
Hands and Heart

If I went to Bangkok for a millionth time, there would still be something to come back to. By now, I figured, that’s how all my travels end up: I get second chances. Like having high tea at Mandarin Oriental, because last time, the Authors lounge was being renovated, or like catching a Mysore yoga class at AYBKK, or even having a go at the street food, because I was always limiting the chances of a bad stomach. I know next time, I’ll be having Mizu Shingen Mochi at Double Dogs in Chinatown, spend a day at Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre and try a sweet potato latte.

We spend seven nights in Bangkok (no, didn’t crumble) and took a very leisurely pace. We set ourselves to enjoy the city as neither of us did before. In low tempo and and and, with our nine month old baby girl. Did some shopping, went and feast on Thai food a lot, enjoyed the sun, enjoyed the warm weather and left some stuff for second chances.