Songkran in Isaan

Songkran in Isaan

Songkran is the huge Thai New Year festival that is officially held over three days in mid-April each year. It is very similar to the Western Christmas/New Year period with a large movement of people heading back to their homes to be with friends and family and a lot...
Becoming a Monk in Isaan

Becoming a Monk in Isaan

A really short post before I get stuck into a longer entry on Songkran, the Thai New Year which has just finished. The only reason I have included this mini-story is that it is another example of the constant things of interest that happen in the village without...
A House Blessing Ceremony

A House Blessing Ceremony

One of my most consistent readers wrote a comment recently and said she was looking forward to hearing about the house blessing ceremony. For some reason I had a blank moment about passing this story on as it happened in mid-March, Week 20 of my house build, which you...
Living with a Thai Woman

Living with a Thai Woman

September 2018 – Background I have extensively rewritten this, the most popular of my blog posts, to include more of my insights of living with a Thai woman now that I have been doing so for over five years. I have also changed most of the photos and generally...
Building in Isaan – Week 23

Building in Isaan – Week 23

Updated 6 July 2016: I have just published a 750 page eBook that follows the challenges, frustrations and successes of building a house in Thailand from the very start of us buying the land through to moving in and beyond. You will be part of our building team for...