Candles to a Village Wat

Candles to a Village Wat

Candles to a Village Wat A Mini-Post   With the start of Buddhist Lent happening tomorrow there are lots of small celebrations happening over the next few days. This was one we joined unplanned as it passed our home. One of the pleasures of living in a village is...
Isan Street Party Faces

Isan Street Party Faces

Isan Street Party Faces I am constantly amazed at the number of people who come up to me when I am involved in a street party to have their photo taken. Often it starts with a couple of kids and next things you’ve got half the crowd involved. This post is a...
Isan Street Party Music

Isan Street Party Music

Live Party Music Option 1 If you are living in Isan you will have the option to join in many street parties and there are four live music options you will be dancing to. I am going to be covering three of them in a series of posts starting with this one. The missing...
Party Time in Our Village

Party Time in Our Village

Party Time in Our Village Our local Bun Bang Fai street party Having prepared the saling (motorbike and sidecar) yesterday ready for it’s outing in the moo ban’s Bun Bang Fai street party, see my previous post HERE, it was time to dress-up, makeup and play-up! A truly...
A Motorbike with Assessories

A Motorbike with Assessories

A Motorbike with Accessories The start of our Bun Bang Fai Festival I am going to cover three days of activities for Bun Bang Fai (the Isan rocket festival) in our own moo ban (village). This will be different from other posts I have written on the subject because it...
Bun Bang Fai – Rockets 2019

Bun Bang Fai – Rockets 2019

Bun Bang Fai Rockets From the factory to the skies - published 21 May 2019 Bun Bang Fai is an Isan (a region in the northeast of Thailand) rocket festival timed to encourage the rains to arrive for the start of the rice harvest. After the street party day one we move...
Bung Bang Fai at Ban Sa-At

Bung Bang Fai at Ban Sa-At

Bun Bang Fai - Ban Sa-At Another rocket festival street party - published 19 May 2019 Bun Bang Fai is an Isan (a region in the northeast of Thailand) rocket festival timed to encourage the rains to arrive for the start of the rice harvest. In fact it has a lot of...
Respect for the Past

Respect for the Past

It’s not really a respect for the past sort of heading photo is it! I couldn’t come up with anything better and these children formed a fun part of the morning so let’s respect the past by embracing the joy of the future as represented by these...
Mushrooms and Monks

Mushrooms and Monks

This is the second of my blogs to capture some of the events that are happening right now in our part of Thailand, the northeast a region called Isaan. Mushrooms and monks may seem like an odd combination but they are both at the top of the to-do list for many people...
Dan Sai Ghost Mask Festival

Dan Sai Ghost Mask Festival

Every year in the small town of Dan Sai, in the hills of Loei province, a three-hour drive from us, a unique festival is held called Phi (Spirit) Ta Khon or Ghost Mask festival. It is an event I have been wanting to attend for several years but each time something...