I placed this photo first just to give an idea of the specificity of many of the small restaurants here. The owner/cook knows several native dishes very well and sticks to those. If you want something else, you go to a stall that specializes in that type of Thai food.
But I run off the track. Today is another Sunday, and I know that because I keep track of the days during the week because of my news postings. Otherwise, it would just be another dawn.
Sundays do, however, find me with some extra time for some small-scale exploring. There is a Thai-oriented 3-story mall nearby that I wanted to visit and photograph. There were some other “sights” that I also captured, several from the just-setting-up night market.
On the way, the local fire station. There were three hook-and-ladders out front.
This was actually shot from my hip so as not to disturb the subjects. End of day snack time for the kids.
You don’t see this much anymore. There was a whole bank of these phones on the side of Soi 76.
This is the clock tower in central Hua Hin, where the second bombing took place. This is a landmark used for giving people directions.
The mall I walked to explore turned out to be an empty shell, but I had no problem just walking in. The next biggest, newest mall probably drew the stores from here.
We now move to the Night Market, a cornucopia of food, fruit drinks, clothes and trinkets for the tourists.
These people are expecting to sell a lot, based on all the prepackaged meals in the plastic containers at left.
There are a number of sit-down restaurants along the market gauntlet, with young men throwing menus in your face and pointing out the seafood in front, which is impressive. Those prawns are huge. One is probably enough for dinner for me.
The lobsters are about 2 pounds each. But I couldn’t find them on the menu, although they must sell a lot of them. Finally, I asked one of the upfront touts: 1,500 baht, or about $45. That might not seem like a lot to some, but it’s way past my need to eat it.
On the way back, I stopped here for some fried shrimp (5 large), onion rings and spring rolls. 130 baht/$3.
And finally, a couple of friends from Soi 80 who shared my food.