Si Bun Ruang Village Festival

Si Bun Ruang Village Festival

This is a very minor happening and is mostly a photo gallery with comments but I hope you find it interesting. These small but involving events define the passing of the year in the village and provide breaks to the everyday routine however pleasant that is. After a...
Two More Local Wats

Two More Local Wats

Wat Pha/Pa Bandai Sawan and Wat Khao Chong Chat I am taking a short break from sharing our travels to Phuket to show you through a couple of local temples that we have visited since our return from the beach a week ago. A friend of mine originally discovered one of...
Isaan – the Small Stories INDEX

Isaan – the Small Stories INDEX

As you can see the small stories of Isaan have been happening for around two and a half years now, starting just before we moved here to live permanently in November 2014. I thought that I would quickly run out of observations to write about and although there are...
Dancing in Si Bun Ruang

Dancing in Si Bun Ruang

The 1st of March was the start of a six day festival in Si Bun Ruang, our home town in the north east of Thailand, a region called Isaan/Isan. The event kicked off with a display of traditional Thai dancing involving over 500 ladies both young and older from the...
Isaan – the Small Stories 29

Isaan – the Small Stories 29

I am almost up to date with these stories as this collection takes us into February. A wide range of topics as always that I hope you find interesting. 9 Jan 2017 – Aussie Garlic I find that Thai garlic tastes very mild compared to the garlic I remember from my...
Isaan – the Small Stories 28

Isaan – the Small Stories 28

For those of you who follow these posts on the little happenings in my Isaan life you will be both pleased and surprised that I have finally caught up with 2017 although only the first few days of the year. I know this makes some of these entries out of date but I...
Isaan – the Small Stories 27

Isaan – the Small Stories 27

A burst of hotter weather after two months of perfect mildness has me sitting in front of the computer in a burst of blog related activity. I have decided to return my main energies to the blog after dabbling in Facebook, not just my own page but adding entries to...
Isaan – the Small Stories 26

Isaan – the Small Stories 26

I keep trying to get up to date with these little insights to everyday life in rural Isaan but never seem to make it. Here are a few more events and observations that will never make it to Trip Advisor but are all the more real because of that! Enjoy. 26 Nov 2016...
Building a Boat in Isaan

Building a Boat in Isaan

And now for something completely different to make up for an extended absence from writing posts for the blog. We have just finished building a boat and created a docking area to go with it so I thought you might like to join me on this watery journey. Now you might...