HOBBIT HOME-STAYAfter arriving in Hua Hin we struggled to find a place to stay. It is high season here in Thailand and rooms are both scarce and expensive. After asking around we finally ended up at a place tucked down one of the side streets. Rather than being a traditional guesthouse it was more of a home-stay. The couple who owned the house had converted every square inch of the place in to nine guest rooms. They had even added a conservatory to the front room which they were letting as a room. Really bizarre place- packed out with furniture and ornaments. Our room was comical. I suspect it was once a balcony that with the creative use of a couple of sheets of plasterboard is now masquerading as a room. Our 'twin beds' were infact bunkbeds. Once you allowed for the ladder and a small TV in the corner there was absolutely no space in the room. Add to this our backpacks and the room was then only suitable for hobbits. If one of us wanted to get dressed or go to the bathroom the other had to climb out of the way onto the bottom bunk. Needless to say we only stayed one night as claustrophobia was becomming a real likelihood. Our new place is much nicer. It is a traditional teak house set in a pretty garden. There are wooden ships everywhere and all the wood makes it feel like a set from Pirates of the Carribean. Hua Hin is a pretty little seaside town - only about 3 hours from Bangkok. It feels a bit like Brighton with rooms sat on top of jetties that stretch out over the sea. It's very hot but it's nice to spend a few days on the beach.Next stop Phuket...