Living in Isaan – Edition 17

Living in Isaan – Edition 17

June had as its main activity the restoration of an Isaan rice storage hut, which I covered in detail in this post HERE, Bun Bang Fai, the Isaan rocket festival, covered HERE and a Ghost Mask festival in Dan Sai HERE. I obviously won’t repeat these posts and as...
Living in Isaan – Edition 16

Living in Isaan – Edition 16

This is a particularly mixed bunch of stories that I am sure you’ll enjoy because of the variety. They include a market day, Happy Birthday Gaun, a turtle lottery, building a boat jetty, thanking the spirits, two newly discovered wats (temples), stocking the...
Coffee, gardens and eating

Coffee, gardens and eating

This collection of small stories has ended up being quite garden orientated so for those of you who aren’t into that sort of thing I will be publishing a back issue of some other stories soon to make up for this biased post 🙂 There are some other topics here so...
Days of Our Lives in Isaan

Days of Our Lives in Isaan

Another mix of stories covering activities the last couple of weeks. A medical scare with Gaun’s mama, my rant on why be an Aussie citizen, an evening at a forest wat, out and about with friends, a guessing competition (with no prizes) for a colourful local...
Living in Isaan – Edition 15

Living in Isaan – Edition 15

Lots to enjoy in Edition 15 of my small Isaan stories including mangos (again), useful Tips and Tricks for the newly arrived, a garden update, an update on the build of a small Thai house, a funeral ceremony, a return to Noi’s Kitchen, a house blessing and as...
Living in Isaan – Edition 14

Living in Isaan – Edition 14

These stories happened over three weeks early to mid April 2018. Songkran, Thai New Year, happened in the middle of this period and as I have written about this festival already I excluded it here so that you only got new happenings and not a repeat of older stuff. A...
Living in Isaan – Edition 13

Living in Isaan – Edition 13

We are heading back into the archives with this update to the Living in Isaan series based on stories published in late March. Here I cover dancing girls, temples, my stepdaughter’s 18th birthday, an update on the farm in March as well as our developing tropical...
Boats, Mother’s Day and temples

Boats, Mother’s Day and temples

Another mix of stories covering activities the last couple of weeks. Masses of coconuts in the garden has got me thinking about Malibu cocktails. Mother’s day had the ladies in my life making flower garlands, covered previously as well, but here specifically to...
Isaan Variety – Never Boring

Isaan Variety – Never Boring

Another mini-post to help keep you up to date with my life in Isaan. One of the concerns I had about retiring to a small rural village in the northeast of Thailand 600 km plus away from the more farang orientated places like Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket and Bangkok,...
Living in Isaan – Edition 12

Living in Isaan – Edition 12

Introduction – Skip if you are a regular reader I have got SO behind in these posts I call “Living in Isaan”, which are a series of small stories I have recorded that make up my everyday life in a small rural village in the northeast of Thailand, a region called...