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Thailand – Hua Hin, Thailand – It Really is Another World Down There!…

Oct 28, 2008 No Comments by

If you have never been to Hua Hin, you really are missing out on things. See my other article here for more details on Hua Hin but one thing that will astonish you is how rural it is. Villas and condos sell for crazy sums but the reality is it is a sleepy little fishing backwater and always will be.

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