Thursday, July 10, 2008

Prachaubkrikhan!

We're back from our vacation and here in Bangkok waiting for our flight tonight to head back to South Asia. We vacationed an hour outside of Hua Hin in a city called Prachaubkrikhan (I'm not quite sure how to pronounce that) :) haha! So, the 'Seasoned Travelers' that we are, we decided to try to get there the way the locals go (and pay the local prices)... It worked out good! We took this local bus and paid about $5 each to Hua Hin and then paid for a Tuk Tuk to take us the rest of the way. So, instead of paying over $100 to get there, we paid about $35 - nice hunh? The Tuk Tuk (rickshaw) ride was so nice! Aashini loved it (as seen on her face below) :)
The scenery was rockin! We saw tons of mountains, pineapple plantations and coconut trees! Look how bumpy these mountains are!
One thing that was really weird... we were driving in the middle of nowhere and all you could see were small pinapple plants and other trees - then, all of a sudden - this statue came out of nowhere!! It's HUGE! It was at least 4 stories tall!
I know, another picture of Aashini (and Adam)... she enjoyed the ride and fell right asleep :)
The hotel we stayed at was stinkin' awesome!! It is a family friendly hotel and it's on the beach in the middle of nowhere in a national park area! It was awesome!! I'll write more about everything later, but check out the pic below! They had these great high chairs that Aashini loved and they had a bunch of pools and a really awesome slide!!!!
It wasa great and relaxing vacation...
Did I mention that it was relaxing?....
More to come... :)

12 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

alicia said...
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alicia said...

One word... I AM TOTALLY JEALOUS!

ok, more than one word, but you get the drift :)

It looks gorgeous! And Aashini looks so peaceful. Hope you guys get some good rest and relaxation. Can't wait for more details and pics!

Alicia

(sorry about the deleted post - I actually caught one of my spelling errors ha-ha!)

Anthony and Sharon said...

woohoo for vacation! Ours was just up the road! Yay for $35!

Kelley said...

Aashini is totally y'all's kid- look at those expressions!

ArnoldandJoy said...

what an awesome vacation! I am jealous too!

merritt said...

I love that last picture! Aashini looks beat!

Roberts said...

Man I miss Thailand. :( I'm SO glad y'all had a relaxing vacation. How cool are y'all that you have an 8 month old and were still able to relax?

Brandy said...

so relaxing...and beautiful!

allhisblessings said...

That is sooo cool. I mean, who gets to vacation in Thailand?? Well, you guys do... and probably some famous people... but other than that, nobody I know! Looks awesome :)

Erin G said...

what a fun beach trip! I love that ou got there the way the locals would! Mark and I tried that last year in Beijing (we took a bus from the airport to downtown instead of a cab). yeah, our ticket had 0 (count 'em... ZERO) english characters on it, including numbers, and when we got dropped off we didn't know where we were and had to pay a rickshaw driver to find our hotel even though it was supposedly right nearby. he hauled my me and my pregnant belly all over town before we found it, and then we found out later we had WAY overpaid him... we might as well have just taken the cab from the airport! anyway it was an adventure. I'm glad your tuk-tuk and bus experience worked out better!

The Agarwals said...

1) You can never post too many daddy daughter pics! Even when one of them is sleeping!
2) That last picture is AMAZING! I love it!

Bri said...

too cool!