No, the princess is not me. LOL.
After leaving Khao Yai National Park where we stayed for half a day, we took a rocky ride down winding roads which left me so nauseous the picturesque Tuscan-inspired Palio Village did nothing to ease my terrible headache. In fact, there was something stifling about Palio Village that made me feel worse. Maybe orange-colored buildings make me queasy.
We stayed there for about 20 minutes before moving on to our dinner place. I couldn't have shaken off my motion sickness in that 10-minute drive from Palio Village to Midwinter Green but there was something different about the air or the view at Midwinter that made me feel thousand times better. And we hadn't even gotten to the food! Maybe stone castles make me feel happy. ^_^
I could've spent hours exploring the place and taking photos if my friends didn't call for me to order dinner.
The bread and butter were good, but nothing can compare to the mindblowing ones at Karmakamet Diner. The Pork Knuckle was good, very meaty and... manly? Lol. Taking a bite off my friend's order was more than enough for me. The Beef Burger was delicious, and so were the Pizza and Grilled Sea Bass with Leek Carbonara. Actually, everything Western on the menu was good, except for my Thai Noodles. -.-" I thought, you know, you can't go wrong with a Thai dish in Thailand, but clearly I was wrong haha.
The Important Princess
We found it interesting that a far-off restaurant had to be so heavily guarded - there were many guards and staff busily conversing on their walkie-talkies, even outside the toilet. Later we found out from a staff that a royal princess from another country was visiting Midwinter Green, hence the increased security. Pity we didn't manage to catch her arrival! Not like she'd sashay in from the front door with her entourage; I'm sure there're secret passages (it's a castle afterall!), but it would've been cool to know she's in the same building.
Gorgeous but freezing toilet.
The weather was perfect and I'm glad we got to have dinner and enjoy the view in an al fresco setting.
Had we known we would be caught in the terrible jam that would make us so late for our onsen we missed the last slot, we would have stayed at Midwinter Green longer to enjoy the live band and cool evening breeze.
In place of onsen, our group activity was going to 7-11 near our apartment and buying lotsa cup noodles and snacks to eat while playing Saboteur late into the night LOL.
If you ever visit Khao Yai National Park, do stop by Midwinter Green for a meal, explore the place, or just for OOTDs HOHO.
Here are other interesting places we visited during this trip! 🙂
A Princess Came To Midwinter Green
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