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Bun Bang Fai 2019

Bun Bang Fai 2019

Bun Bang Fai 2019 published 11 May 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 general fertility cymbals, which is pretty common in...

Happy Days in Isan

Happy Days in Isan Reflection of life over a glass of chilled wine You know how you get after a couple of wines (or whatever), in my case kindly donated by recent visitors? Life seems pretty good and despite all the challenges of living in Thailand, there’s...
A Wedding, a Wat and a Pizza

A Wedding, a Wat and a Pizza

We recently spent five days laying 6,000 bricks to expand the paths in our tropical garden so it was nice to do something very different for a day that didn’t involved bricks and concrete. We received an invitation from Richard, an American blog reader, a little...
A Day in Udon Thani and Surrounds

A Day in Udon Thani and Surrounds

We had a day in and around Udon Thani, our nearest large city, to lodge my 90 day report at Immigration. Does that sound boring? Well it might be unless you dip into some of the available attractions that make an administrative chore the basis of a fun day on the...
The End of Buddhist Lent (Awk Phansa)

The End of Buddhist Lent (Awk Phansa)

Awk Phansa marks the end of the three-month Buddhist Lent period and the traditional end of the rainy season. The final day of the Buddhist Lent period falls on the full-moon day of the eleventh lunar moon and is known in most parts of Thailand as Awk Phansa, although...