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    Retirement Abroad: Ever Thought About Hua Hin, Thailand

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    When thinking of retirement and that's early retirement, location independent lifestyle, staying longer in a location = mini retirements or just visiting then Hua Hin in Thailand ticks all the boxes. 5 articles here on life design, life style and living in Hua Hin. Three of these articles are from an interview I did with British ex pat and freelance writer Mark Stephens. Mark has lived in Hua Hin for 8 years and gives some fantastic information for any of you fellow sun seekers.

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    Been twice to Hua Hin over the past year. Has a lot going for it. A fast train would be sensational!!! I have heard the buses from BKK described as coffins on wheels!

    Not sure if it gets a tick for the beach. Have stayed at Cha am & Hua Hin. Too many jelly fish and water was pretty murky both times. Was I just there at a bad time of year giggsy?
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    ^ water is murky all year round there. I have probably been there 4 or 5 times but mainly in April and it`s been stinking hot...wouldn`t want to live there but it seems to suit many others.
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    yep...not for me....the beach is poor, water quality is poor and all that poney crap on the beach stinks....damn shame really as in most other ways its a nice little seaside city

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    Agree about the beach, but I usually head to Pranbury. The beach is really stunning there along with the scenery and pretty much deserted during the week. Hua Hin actually attracts quite a few expats as most things are within reach and when a trip to Bangkok is required it's not far to go.

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    I am looking for some land 90 minutes further south at Prachuab. Lovely clean area of Thailand.

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    There has been a bit of brutal thuggery amongst farang developers in HH - do your research.

    I agree - south of Phrechuap Kiri Khan to Pranburi are nicer and more accessible beaches than HH.

    And talking access in Hua Hin - I've never seen elsewhere signs saying " To ***** Resort - U-turn 1.8 km" time after time because of the centre road barrier catering to the to/from BKK speed demons FFS!

    Much better places on the Gulf for me.
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    ^ there`s a by pass road around HH/Cha Am for those in hurry.I`d much rather barriers than twats zooming across the road just in front of you.

    Bang Saphan (just south of Chumphon) is one that a lot of people talk about too for it`s nice golden sand and decent beaches. Have been through there once and seems it`s very quiet and relatively off the tourist trail.
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    C'mon you should be driving like a local by now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    C'mon you should be driving like a local by now...
    That`s the stupidest comment i`ve ever read about LOS...take a bow.
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    Both times i have travelled that side of Thailand, 1st in a Racing coffin and second in a Truck, never even see the signs to Hua Hin.

    Local Falang husabands seem to like it, and do mention beach and water but not so much as price and whats available????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    That`s the stupidest comment i`ve ever read about LOS...take a bow.
    Driving like a local = going with the flow: Much safer that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    Driving like a local = going with the flow: Much safer that way
    Right..so that wouldn`t include the ones coming straight at you on the wrong side of the road then? 55
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    No because I would be on the other side of the road driving like a local 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    No because I would be on the other side of the road driving like a local 555
    Particularly in Hua Hin 555!.

    Actually I have read (?LIL) that it is legal to ride in either direction in a motorbike lane?

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