Road trip from Bangkok to Hua Hin


Friday 19th of February 2016 and the driver will come to pick me up at 6 o'clock. And this weekend will be the last days with crazy wake up time at 5 o'clock in the morning.

My last weekend bird watching. My friend will come to Hua Hin on Sunday and we will, well, we will see what happen. Last birding was last Monday and now it is time again. And my plan is to stop at Road trip from Bangkok to Hua Hinthe rice fields outside Petchaburi to see if I can see some birds before we continue to Hua Hin.

Will be nice to get out of Bangkok for a while and I will Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st hopefully be able to keep my diet under strict control.

I have been, well, I went to drink tea with my friend at Landmark Hotel and that didn't ended up well. Yesterday and I went for lunch with my friend, and that was yet another disaster. And I keep myself updated with the sometimes funny news from Thailand. As we can read in Road trip from Bangkok to Hua HinKhaosod English. Amazing Thailand and this is a ONLY IN THAILAND news. Never a dull moment in Bangkok.

I was dead tired, as I have been the last few days. I was in bed at 10 o'clock but I didn't felt asleep until 2 o'clock in the morning.

So when my alarm went off at 5 it was not easy to get out of bed and it was almost 5 thirty when I was up and about. A quick cuppa and a shower and I was off. The taxi was waiting when I came down and we were soon off to Hua Hin. I asked him to stop at Family Mart or Lawson 108 to buy Road trip from Bangkok to Hua Hinsome drinks for the road.
- 7 Eleven? He suggested
- NO NO! Not seven!

I was asleep most of the time, or well, half asleep. We stopped to fill up gas in the car and we were soon on our way again. I woke up when the driver told me that we were approaching road # 1023.

I had told him that I wanted to stop in the rice fields on our way to Hua Hin. Same spot where we had stopped the first time last time we were here. We found the place and I was out of the car as soon as we had stopped. I didn't recognised the place.

Bird watching in Petchaburi Rice Fields
They had removed all the bushes along the dirt track

They had removed all the bushes along the dirt track. But I saw the Pied Myna (Asian pied starling) and this is a bird that I had not seen before.

I saw a few birds that I didn't knew, but I hope I will be able to identify them. White throated Kingfishers, several of them. The beautiful Racket-tailed Drongo, a beautiful bird, but very hard Bird watching in Petchaburi Rice Fields - White throated Kingfisherto get on picture.

So there were plenty birds even though they had cut down the bushes along the road.

3 birds that I need to identify, but I guess one of them are the Brown Prinia. We will see when I get the time. I crossed the road and I followed a small trail in to the farm land along e small ditch, creek. There were also plenty birds and I enjoyed my walk while keeping an eye out for snakes.

I had been here for a wee bit more than an hour when I walked back to the car. We had passed a small trail just after turning off the highway and I wanted to go check it out before leaving for Hua Hin. And a beautiful morning was about to turn hot.

Pied Myna (Asian pied starling), Gracupica contra, นกอีแจว
Pied Myna/ Asian pied starling - นกอีแจว

Pied Myna (Asian pied starling), Gracupica contra, นกอีแจว
Pied Myna/ Asian pied starling - นกอีแจว

Pied Myna (Asian pied starling), Gracupica contra, นกอีแจว
Pied Myna/ Asian pied starling - นกอีแจว

Pied Myna (Asian pied starling), Gracupica contra, นกอีแจว
Pied Myna/ Asian pied starling - นกอีแจว

Bird watching in Petchaburi Rice Fields
Unidentified bird - Brown Prinia?

Bird watching in Petchaburi Rice Fields
Unidentified bird - Sparrow?

Bird watching in Petchaburi Rice Fields
Unidentified bird

Red-wattled lapwing, นกกระแตแต้แว้ด, Vanellus indicus
Red-wattled lapwing - นกกระแตแต้แว้ด

We made one more stop, at the small place I had seen when we turned off the highway, Well, there wasn't much to see. I saw a Red-wattled lapwing. I also saw a bird of prey diving for some Bird watching in Petchaburi Rice Fields - Brahminy kitefood jus tin front of me and I'm almost 100% sure it was the Brahminy kite. At least it is the only bird looking like that in my book.

Well, Hua Hin next, we stopped in Cha-Am for a ATM and from there it was some 26 km to Hua Hin. My hotel was is Soi 27 and it was a disappointment to see the place. Evergreen Boutique Hotel was for sure leaving much to wish for.

I was hungry and they didn't had any restaurant, or any coffee shop as they had mentioned on their web page. There was a stove in the reception and the girl in the reception was serving two guests a sausage. There were some tables in the reception, a nice place to have your breakfast with all the people running around.

Hua Hin - Evergreen Boutique Hotel
Evergreen Boutique Hotel

Hua Hin - Evergreen Boutique Hotel
The area around the Evergreen Boutique Hotel in Hua Hin

Hua Hin - Evergreen Boutique Hotel
The area around the Evergreen Boutique Hotel in Hua Hin

Hua Hin - Evergreen Boutique Hotel
The area around the Evergreen Boutique Hotel in Hua Hin

This was what they had on offer and in the area there were no sign of any other restaurants, or Bird watching in Petchaburi Rice Fields - Brahminy kiteanything else for that matter. The location of the hotel gets 0 stars on a scale to 5 stars.

The called a taxi and I was off to see a Doctor about my leg. It was a so called “song taew”, a pick-up truck with 2 benches on the back. I got in to a small clinic and the price was 900 Baht. I could smell a scam, no air con and this was more than it cost to see a Doctor at the best hospitals in Bangkok.

The Doctor scratched his head and he did not even bother to look at the ducking wound. He told me that I had to go to the hospital. I asked him if he was a Doctor and when he confirmed this I asked him if he was retarded. Needless to say, I never paid anything and I left.

I was hungry and I went to look for a restaurant, I had only had 2 apples today so a snack would be nice. I walked down to the beach front and I ended up at a French restaurant and I had my breakfast. The food was excellent and I will be back tomorrow for breakfast after my birding.

Hua Hin
Hua Hin main road

Hua Hin
The beach from the restaurant

When I was back at my hotel I called Tom Backlund, my Guide that I met at www.birdingpal.org I'm looking forward to the tour, Tom takes beautiful pictures and I will ask for a few pointers. You Hua Hincan check out some of his pictures by clicking HERE





And as you can understand, I'm really looking forward to get out in the national park to see all the colourful birds.

Anyway, later on in the afternoon I Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.stwent to see another Doctor and this time it was the real thing.

The nurse cleaned the wound and she put on some silver dressing and I will be back on Monday night. I took a motorcycle taxi to the shopping centre and I had my dinner at Fuji. Yeah, all these shopping Centres have the same restaurants all around Thailand, and Fuji, well, why change a winning concept? And salmon & avocado salad is always good for the diet

Hua Hin Market Village
Hua Hin Market Village

Hua Hin Market Village
Hua Hin Market Village

I finished my, well, pretty much the same as we had at Fuji in Bang Na. But this time I asked for a big bowl and I mixed all the food in the bowl to one big Salmon & Avocado salad. And before I went back to my room I went to buy juice and some cheese and ham that I will have for breakfast tomorrow, very early tomorrow morning.

We will leave at 5 thirty and by then there is no restaurants open, so I will have a pick nick in my room early morning. Well, if you click HERE you will soon find out about the adventure in the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Will we see any new birds?

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