[Updated 29 Nov 2013–please read update at bottom]
Most folks just drive through Samut Songkhram on their way to somewhere else. If you’re on your way south to Hua Hin or beyond or are going to Don Hoi Lot, you just stay on the freeway and don’t even see the town. If you’re going to the Domnoen Saduak, Amphawa, or Bang Noi floating markets, you drive through town but usually don’t consider stopping. There’s been a good reason to stop for many years but most folks don’t know about it. The Maeklong Market (ตลาดแม่กลอง), or Maeklong Railway Market is unique in that a train goes through the middle of the market, scattering vendors and shoppers alike, a few times each day. Continue reading
FBF gets started late on Sundays but needed some Italian parsley so decided to check on the new Villa Supermarket at Venezia. Not a wise decision. The hordes had already arrived and there were over 20 VIP buses desperately looking for a place to unload their charges and park in the rear of the property.
There were no facilities for buses so the parking that would be ideal for a quick dash to Villa were all blocked by double parking VIP buses. Continue reading
The Venezia, billed as a Lifestyle Destination, is the third tourist site in Hua Hin based on a water theme. Like the floating markets south of town, the newly opened Venezia offers boat rides (in this case, gondolas ply a ~200 meter concrete canal bisecting the mall down the middle), pony carts and train rides. Also like other nearby venues, there is a mini-zoo with sheep to feed and a children’s playground. Continue reading
There will be two events:
The first event will be the PKRA Thailand competition March 11-14. The top 2 male and top 2 female finishers will automatically be entered in the main event of the PKRA International freestyle competition! This event will be run by the PKRA international judges and a PKRA contest director which means the highest quality of judging. Continue reading