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...
Wat Tham Pha Keong

Wat Tham Pha Keong

We were on the road today visiting Khon Kaen, a city an hour and a half south of us, for my stepdaughter’s six monthly check-up at the huge Queen Sirikit hospital. A 9.15 am appointment which ended up happening early afternoon, a good reason to have private...
Wat Tham Sang Tham

Wat Tham Sang Tham

I remember writing in an early post about living in Isaan that I wanted to show readers there was more to the attractions here than you might gather by exploring the internet. The problem for us expats is that there aren’t a lot of us out there chasing down new...
A Forest Temple Festival

A Forest Temple Festival

In my last post Isaan – the Small Stories 8 HERE, I included a story about Thai forest wats. This post today takes you inside the walls of our local temple to join in a special festival to celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent. Because I am lazy I will just...
A Day with the Monks

A Day with the Monks

I am so embarrassed. This is my second wat orientated post since I said I wasn’t going to do any more! My excuse is that this is a story more about a day travelling around the countryside with a van full of monks than the wats themselves so I hope you forgive me...