Friday, June 12, 2009

Go with what you know is good

I've spent hours looking at vacation villas, houses and condos in Hua Hin ,Thailand. At first I felt some pressure to equal the amazing place we had in Cyprus. I would sure love to have that kind of view again. We could have a view, but at a cost. I want a good pool for the kids. I don't want to be too far from the town. We enjoy our trips to a mall called Market Village. We want to go without a car if we can. We may rent a car a few days, but mostly we want to take tuk tuks . Any way I found a simple apartment with 3 bedrooms in the same complex we have been in 2 times before. I love the garden there. The pool is great, and so is the beach. It is only 5 minutes from the Market village by tuk tuk. It's nothing fancy. There are much nicer houses in Hua Hin. Still, everything else had it's draw backs (location, price). Sometimes it's just safe to go with what you know will work. Our family is so complex. If we are not staying right on the beach I know I will hardly see the ocean because Jessica hates the ocean. At least in this apartment Juergen and I can take turns swimming in the sea or building sand castles with the other kids. I will not have a view of the sea (our apartment has a garden view), but I can still see the sun rise over the sea...I just need to walk to the end of the apartment complex. They have horses on the beach, and wind surfing and jet skiing. There is also Thai message on the beach. The apartment is next door to the Hyatt. It’s basically in a great neighborhood. Our favorite Hua Hin restaurant is a short walk away (Pom Pom’s). They have the worlds best frozen lemonade. I just don’t feel like taking any risks. I’m generally not the kind that plays it safe…but on this trip I just want to go with what I know is good. So I’ve ended my search, and HERE is a link to our apartment in Hua Hin. It is simply everything I needed…location, size, price. The ocean is fancy enough. I had my view in Cyprus. I am happy about our choice! I’m glad we had a villa for Juergen’s 50th birthday, and for my brother’s first trip to Europe. That was so special! I think this apartment in Hua Hin is pretty basic, but then again so am I.

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