Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hua Hin, Thailand




Last Saturday we joined some of my wife's friends and went to visit Mr. Herter and his wife. They are from Switzerland but they are living in South-East Asia, specifically in Thailand 25 years ago.  Their House, with a small lake wich is the home of some kind of fishes, is located in Hua Hin.  As we got their house, they welcome to us with a big and happy smile.  It was easy to realize that they are a lovely and friendly couple.
We spent the whole day at their home, drinking Chivas, beers, wine and an special sweet drink that I don't remember its name,  I think it is "amareto".  I could not drink any of these drinks due to I am taking medicine, Damn it!

Almost at noon, a guy, who plays guitar very well, joined us. He started playing his guitar and singing some songs.  Suddenly, I heard a very familiar melody, I put a little more attention and noticed that song was "Besame, Besame mucho", a really romantic mexican's song!!!   I saw that guy trying to sing in Spanish; he could not speak Spanish, but no matter,  he hummed along the song while playing his guitar.  I approached him and started singing the song.  I did my best to sing well due to Spanish is my mother tongue.  After this song, I saw tears on Mrs Herter's cheek, and while wiping away her tears, she told us that Spanish is a really romantic language. She was very excited!!  She also told us whenever she and her husband went out to have dinner in really good places, such as, five-star hotels, or restaurants in Europe there was a trio singing romantic songs in Spanish... Whenever she listen to songs in Spanish she remembers some good memories.

Well, After lunch -we had for lunch Spaghetti, chicken, and salad- we went to the beach.  You can see on the pictures!!! Hua Hin beach is really a nice place: white sand, a lot of palm trees, warm and clean water, etc, etc.   Hua Hin is located  on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand and only 200 kilometers from the capital, Bangkok. We went to Hua Hin by car and it took almost 2 hours.  It offers the ultimate getaway destination for the city's elite; along this beach there are a lot of luxury resorts and five-star hotels. Below, you can see the garden of the Sofitel Hotel. In the 1920's this place where is located this hotel was the Railway Hotel, currently is the Sofitel Central,and it is still one of Hua Hin's most popular hotels.
















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