Hua Hin has it all…white-sand beaches, outdoor sports, international cuisine, great shopping and welcoming people. My wife, Kirsten, and I recently took a trip there and were truly blown away by this idyllic seaside destination.
About Mark Raccuia
Famous for dense mangrove forests, sheer limestone cliffs and hundreds of amazing islands that appear as if dropped into the ocean from somewhere else, Krabi, on the southern part of Thailand’s west coast across from the island of Phuket, is where many movies were filmed—think James Bond’s, Man with the Golden Gun and Leonardo DiCaprio’s, The Beach. In 2013 Kim Shield’s brother invited her and her husband, Michael, to Krabi to look at the house he was building there. And it was while exploring the area with their family, they noticed how much the area had to offer.
I do much of my shopping in my local wet market in Pilau Tikus on Penang Island. A “wet market” sells fresh produce and since my wife Kirsten and I moved to Penang, I have had the time to enjoy my local market and get to know the colourful cast of characters that provide our food. One of my favourite things about island living is that the pace of life is slower, so you have the time to get to know and appreciate the people around you.