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

Living with a Thai Woman A real story of what can be…………   If like me you have spent any time on the many farang based forums and you happen to end up in the often depressing topic area entitled “Farang/Thai Relationships” then...
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...