** This is a part of a series of posts about my blog trip to Thailand. **
Just before we left on the way to Hua Hin Station and other places in our itinerary, I took a picture of a Buddhist altar right outside the hotel.
Closer, it’s like a miniature house. There are lighted incense sticks with smell that reminded me of my in-law’s Buddhist altar in Japan.
Then just like how my mother in-law offers the first scoop of cooked rice in the morning, the Thais offer typical breakfast food on a platter – rice, fried egg, a piece of fruit and cold drink.
Our guide called out to get on the van…off to my second day in Hua Hin Thailand! To Flintston Hill we go!
Fred and Barney weren’t in Flintstone Hill, just us – a group of bloggers from the Middle East participating in a familiarization trip to Thailand. We did want to shout “Yabba Dabba Doo!” when we reached the top, after catching our heavy breath. “Khao Hin Lek Fai” or Flinstone Hill is Hua Hin’s popular view point that offers spectacular panoramic view of this coastal town.
Do we look like we’re out of breath here?
(One of the participants did not want to photos of her posted so I blacked her out)
Yeah we might be ok breathing wise, after all, the fresh mountain air cleared our lungs and renewed our strengths but – the sun was so fierce that day. But we’re all professionals, maintaining our smiles and all. After the camera clicked, we dispersed like ants, looking for shade!
Just so you know and if you are curious – I am the one with the red tank top frying my arm skin in the hot, hot sun! Here’s another pic of me, looking out to the sea, braving the steep sight below.
There is a new park at the top of the hill with many flowers, shrubs, trees and bamboo groves. Next to the first view point there is a statue of king Rama VII with an information about his life.
We did not spend much time on the hill because of the heat. We just took photos, listened to the guide’s explanation about the history of the town (in short form, of course!) and went on to our next destination.
Next up: Still on Day 2, to Wat Huay Mongkol, home of the statue of the sacred Luang Pu Thuad, Thailand’s most revered monk.