Sunday, 10 January 2010

Thai Childrens day

Friday 8 January 2010 it was childrens day in Thailand. It is like mothers day but this day is more important to the Thai. During this day children play the whole day at school. The day afterwards a lot of government buildings are open en children can look in the offices of and talk to officials. This is the learning part I expect.

Another part of the day is where parents and children go to a place where they can enjoy themselves. A lot of them went to Plearnwan in Hua Hin, a temporary building at the outside and Thai style shops and food stalls at the inside.
By accident we went there on this day because we have heard there were a lot of Thai food stalls. And it would be wheelchair accessible. And that was the main reason for us. Check it out and you won't be disappointed.

This time it was very busy because of childrens day. I think it will be less crowdy during a week day or even in the weekend.
We had a look around, had a soft drink and some Thai snacks like satay and Thai pancake with sugar.

We can recommend you to have a look and a bite. Have fun.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Shopping in Hua Hin

Yesterday I have started a healthy habit; swimming of at least 12 laps in the pool. And everywhere I go I either walk or bike. Hoping to get a good condition and loose a little bit of weight like every woman wants.
In the afternoon we have visited our friends Hans and Pannida. He is a Dutch man married to a Thai wife. In the evening I went out to get some Pad Thai or fried noodles for 50 Baht.
Today we went shopping. Not for pleasure or for souvenirs but for furniture. Furniture we need for decoration of Studio 74. We already have bought a nice garden set for the balcony.
For dinner we went to another seafood restaurant, Meekarun. Also wheelchair accessible but with a steep access ramp. We had fried rice with crab meat, deep fried red snapper and papaya salad, soda water and diet coke. More expensive then the average Thai meal but very good food.
Later we were having coffee at home.

More updates coming soon.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Arrival in Thailand, January 6, 2010

It has been two days now since we have arrived in our apartment in Hua Hin, Thailand. At the day of our arrival we had a quick diner at a local restaurant and bought a few groceries for the next day. Very tired due to a lack of sleep during the flight we hit the sack at 10 pm. Awake around 4 in the middle of the night our jetlag was kicking in. Electricity was down during this night for a few hours due to a thunderstorm so no aircon to cool our bedroom. After power was restored we fell asleep again and have slept till 11 am.
We started the day with fresh fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee and toast with marmelade for breakfast and afterwards I unpacked our luggage. In the afternoon we went to the Chinese supermarket to buy drinking water, Singha beer, ice coffee, cereal, milk, bread, etc. This supermarket is within a 5 minutes walk of the apartment and wheelchair accessible as our pictures will show you. Afterwards I had a swim to have some excercise and Jan checked our email.
At night we had dinner at Chareon Pochana Seafood, a beach front restaurant with wheelchair access ramp. We ate fish fillet sweet and sour, 3 kinds of fish fillet in chillisaus, both with steamed rice. After dinner we walked around for a bit and had a ice cream at Swensens and Cafe Latte at Starbucks.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Accessible restaurants in Hua Hin, Thailand

Going out to dinner is one of our favourite things to do. One of these restaurants is Little Orchids at the Naresdamri Road. Along this street you will find more wheelchair accessible restaurants. Even a few beach front places with terrific sea food.

In Hua Hin you will find a big choice of accessible restaurants. Here you will find some pictures of wheelchair accessible restaurants in Hua Hin.

More pictures of restaurants are coming soon. Especially from the entrances to show you the accessibility. And in this way you can recognize these restaurants when you are walking by.

Did you have dinner somewhere else? Let us know by writing it down here.

Have a nice dinner.

Friday, 1 January 2010


Wheelchair Thailand wishes everyone a happy, healthy and exciting New Year with many great holidays.

Thai New Year, Songkran, picture of Hanneke Fronik, date April 14, 2009.

See you in 2010.