on my way from Koh Tao to Bangkok i’ve stayed for one night at Chumphon and then Hua Hin. the first one was totally not-touristy, second – quite opposite; i’m glad that i decided not to rush towards Thailand’s capital and visited both.
during this hike the way from Chumphon towards the ocean and then along the coast was very laid-back, with very little traffic, some water buffaloes, coconut and banana plantations.
return path from the ocean – across the fields and farms – was fine too; but then it got dark so surroundings did not matter that much and i chose the laziest and shortest of all the available options and followed busy highway towards the city.
on the next day i explored north/south outskirts of the town with Wat temples / monasteries:
.. toured out to be touristy and full of ‘westeners’. i have taken a swim few times, strolled along the coast and few hours before my departure i made a circle around the royal golf course. i’ve even met some not-so-wild monkeys.