I was in heaven last Saturday night…partaking in cheesy cheese cheese cheese on nachos with a glass of wine, so horribly watered down, but yet still so divine…I haven’t had cheese or wine in 3 months, two things I very much enjoy back home in the States.
I decided that I would take a quick jaunt to Hua Hin, which is only about 1 hour south of Phetchaburi, to spend the weekend soaking up a bit of sunshine on the beach and exploring another Thailand tourist hub. High season is in full swing here, so it was a bit of a crap-shoot if I would find housing for the evening, but Fulay Guesthouse was able to take me in.
This wonderful structure was on stilts in the ocean with a huge, wooden deck extending out into the water. It was amazing to see how much the tide receded as the night drew darker and darker.
I spent Saturday with my Thai friend, Kati, playing on the beach and chasing men…or, umm…well, Kati was the one on the hunt. “Tessa, I want boy. I want English boyfriend!” she squealed, splashing in the surf fully clothed. Thais swim in clothes and don’t really sport bathing suits. I only felt comfortable being in mine because there were other farang in the area; I would not wear one to the beach in Phetchaburi!!
Kati is fully clothed: pants, top, cardigan.
When Kati left at 5 pm, I went in search of food and drink. With my successful discovery (hence, the opening picture of this entry), I stayed at my table for 2 hours, enjoying the hectic pace of the traffic and the people by myself, having the opportunity to muse and ponder about anything that popped into my head.
I walked the Night Market, making mental notes of a few items I would purchase as presents for friends and family back home. I then rounded out the evening on the deck of my guesthouse with another glass of wine and some company from a German traveler by the name of Christian, who, to my delight, spoke English very well.
Cheese and wine, beach and the salty air, and fantastic conversation with a good-looking, German man…you can color me happy!
Me, very happy!