Having moved from Bangkok to Hua Hin 15 months ago I’m very well situated to discuss the advantages of living in the seaside town over Bangkok, the huge capital city of Thailand. Now don’t get me wrong I think Bangkok is one of the greatest cities in the world; there’s nowhere else like it: it’s big, bustling, busy and smelly…and it’s awesome. Saying that, after moving to the much smaller seaside town of Hua Hin to start a family my life changed dramatically, for the better. Here’s why:
- Traffic – No longer do I have to spend hours wasting my life sitting in traffic jams,. The traffic in Bangkok can be so bad it can ruin your day. Hua Hin gets a little congested in the town centre but that’s about it.
- Pollution – Hua Hin is by the sea and is surrounded by mountains. This topography creates a nice, breezy environment that feels somewhat cooler than the capital. This also results in very high air quality which can never be said of Bangkok.
- Less Crowded – You are hard pushed to find anywhere in Hua Hin where it’s possible to use the adjective over-crowded. Unlike Bangkok of course; where you can regularly enjoy someone’s sweaty armpit pressing against your face on public transport.
- Walking and Dining by The Sea – Living in Hua Hin means you always have the option to eat by the sea or take a nice evening stroll along the beach. It certainly beats a walk next to the pungent, polluted Chao Phraya river.
Are there any important points I’ve missed here?