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Hua Hin: Sit here for free but please order food - woman complains about beach rip off

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1 hour ago, Vacuum said:

Fried rice, how different can one do this?

Well, out of my mind, about 20 different ways ... but if I rethink a bit more, I most certainly reach about 100 ways of doing it (and cooking is only recreational for me, I'm not a chef)

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in such situations, i refuse to pay and tell them to call the police. Never fear even if they intimidate you. They cannot do any s  it.

95 percent of the time, they reduce the amount on the bill. sometime more than half!! sometimes i pay one quarter!

they dont want to deal with police called by farang.

 

But for Thais, it is different. In Thai culture, no such a thing as bargaining or arguing for a bill as a non confrontational society.

They always pay the bill without much questions and complain after rarely such as in this case.

They should refuse to pay right away and call the police too for such scams.

 

By the way, Hua Hin became a horrible place in last 5 - 6 years. 10 years before it was a quiet and cheap place.

Now, it is a rip off place with high prices and low service in return. It has a crazy traffic and sometime a kilometer is taking like 30 minutes! bc no u turns.

Also lots of police hassle in Hua hin. It was my favorite place as i live in western bangkok and reaching there was taking like 2 hours with my bike.

Now, i never go there.

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1 hour ago, Mavideol said:

there is no such thing as free....

Think you were raised in the wrong country.

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No wonder these people have few customers if they RIP off Thais just as much.in pattaya years ago I paid 30b  a deck chair for most of the day.food was extra in my books.i did not eat on the beach that day

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22 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Written by someone who knows "the price of everything and the value of nothing".... 

 

By high-end I was referring to the type of restaurant with similar food a well off Thai Family would go to for a gathering.... i.e. Grand Shangrila restaurant in Sri Thanyia Bangkok where the prices are similar.... 

 

I agree.. its not the high-end we are familiar with, so admit mistake in this addressing a forum populated by Westerners who with a degree of pedantisicm only consider high-end in Bangkok something like the Mezzaluna or Le Normadie.

Ahhh...you assume wrong....I and my family enjoy eating out once in a while in high end restaurants....of which the "Shangrila" is defintely not...lol

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On 4/1/2019 at 10:24 AM, robblok said:

Indeed, foreigners are always moaning that they are targeted but in reality Thais get scammed too. Just need to pay attention here.

 

Yeah, often a misconception that it is only farang -- the scam everyone -- just the way of life here.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Galactus said:

By the way, Hua Hin became a horrible place in last 5 - 6 years. 10 years before it was a quiet and cheap place.

Now, it is a rip off place with high prices and low service in return. It has a crazy traffic and sometime a kilometer is taking like 30 minutes! bc no u turns.

Also lots of police hassle in Hua hin. It was my favorite place as i live in western bangkok and reaching there was taking like 2 hours with my bike.

Now, i never go there.

I went there a few years back. Lovely fishing boats in the harbour. Active chess club above the chippy. Good fishing at Wilson's ponds. Very nice railway track (straight and clean). Could see the starfish frolicking in the lovely clear water from the pier.

 

Sorry to know it has deteriorated Galactus. Probably due to the across bay ferry.

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4 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

I went there a few years back. Lovely fishing boats in the harbour. Active chess club above the chippy. Good fishing at Wilson's ponds. Very nice railway track (straight and clean). Could see the starfish frolicking in the lovely clear water from the pier.

 

Sorry to know it has deteriorated Galactus. Probably due to the across bay ferry.

RE - Sorry to know it has deteriorated Galactus. Probably due to the across bay ferry.

 

... and the hammerhead sharks ... :shock1:

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4 minutes ago, ttrd said:

RE - Sorry to know it has deteriorated Galactus. Probably due to the across bay ferry.

 

... and the hammerhead sharks ... :shock1:

Just don't get that one ttrd. Hammerhead sharks??!! 

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15 minutes ago, ttrd said:

Sorry, I meant Bull Shark:

Not to worry ttrd; just a shark by another description.

 

You are probably as dismayed as me and Galactus at the decline of Hua Hin. Didn't the fishing harbour win an award a few years back? Lovely boats. Also the railway stop was in one of those hitchhikers books about 30 years ago. Or was it the other way round?!

 

I was thinking of visiting Madagascar but plumped for Hua Hin. The wife caught 4 Julian Price carp at Wilson's fishery.

 

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Looking north from Hua Hin south. Can't make out the station in the above pic but the actual track and embankment are impressive.

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What's next,, i entered a restaurant and sat down and they expected me to buy food. If your gonna use their chairs on the beach, buy something you tightwads

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I charge people to drive past my house here in Hua Hin. You got a problem with that?

I am inCR this oxygen is doing me in !
Can you recommend somewhere in Hua Hin i could rent for Feb and March next year even Cha am,maybe
I looked online and it cost a pretty penny
Ps i hope u are on the mend with you’re back
I had a bike accident ,so i know how you feel
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I am inCR this oxygen is doing me in !
Can you recommend somewhere in Hua Hin i could rent for Feb and March next year even Cha am,maybe
I looked online and it cost a pretty penny
Ps i hope u are on the mend with you’re back
I had a bike accident ,so i know how you feel
Regards


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Motorbike?

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