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...
Wat Pha Nam Yoi

Wat Pha Nam Yoi

I finished my last post describing the Ubon Ratchathani candle festival and more HERE with the words “On the way about 70 km out of Roi Et we spotted this chedi on a hill and decided to have a look. I know that I am yet again being wat obsessed but trust me this...
Watting Around

Watting Around

The reason you will see so many posts about wats, or Buddhist temples, is that if you are looking for architectural attractions they are about all you will find in Thailand. This is a topic I will cover in my next and 200th post “Escape to Thailand”, which...
The Road to Wat Pa Phu Kon

The Road to Wat Pa Phu Kon

There is a bonus with this post. Not only will I take you to the beautiful Wat Pa Phu Kon, close to the border with Laos, but I will share a little of the trip along the way and back. You will also see Peng, Gaun’s daughter, in more blog photos as we start to...
Ewawan Cave

Ewawan Cave

A cooler day yesterday and a massage appointment that was postponed for two hours had us heading the 40 km down highway 210 towards the town of Loei and Wat Erawan, a cave set in limestone cliffs with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. I had read about...