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Students from Garden International School swapped the Eastern Seaboard for the western one as they enjoyed a holiday in Hua Hin.

On December 3, Garden International School’s boarding students left for a holiday to Hua Hin. After a long drive, one of the first things we did was hit the beach. The weather was perfect as it was windy and cool, perfect for walking along the fluffy sand. Afterwards we visited to the local mall to be treated to food and great live music.

The following day, we left for monkey hill. Again, the weather was ideal for an outing like this. A fantastic view of the whole of Hua Hin greeted us at the hill, and so did myriad of monkeys. After treating ourselves by buying souvenirs, the monkeys treated themselves to much of the snacks we bought, stealing ice cream and even a coke bottle, which it then proceeded to open, spill on the ground, and then lick up.

After this we made our way to the beach. The ocean was just the right temperature for swimming. We retreated back to the hotel after a long day at the beach, then we left in the evening to the night market, where we all spent more of our money.

On the last day we departed for home. On the way, we stopped at Plearnwan. Plearnwan means “Happy Yesterday”, or perhaps “Nostalgia”. It was a market designed to look old, and most things for sale were meant to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Old music stores selling antique books, shops that sold handmade sweets and ice cream and shops full of old fashioned toys and candy. It was a 6 and a half hour drive back to the boarding house and by the time we reached it, it was about 7 p.m. and most of us were already exhausted from all the excitement.

Overall, it was a very good and enjoyable holiday for all of us and it was a great way to make the most of our weekends together. It will definitely be remembered.