Category Archives: Thailand

Buri Ram

When I told my Thai colleagues that I was going to this north eastern province they all asked whether I was I going to watch football. Buri Ram United is the most successful and one of the most followed team of recent Thai footballing history. Their stadium, “Thunder Castle”, seats … Continue reading

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Things to do in Ubon Ratchathani

A province full of surprises. A 10 hour drive from Bangkok or an hour’s flight – take your pick! We flew and hired a car, spending a 3 day break here last week. There’s a lot to do and see … Continue reading

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Pha Taem National Park

Unheralded but a gem of a national park with its eponymous long cliff. About 2 hours drive west from Ubon Ratchathani city, Ba Taem covers an area of 340 sq kms. The cliffs and rock paintings are near the park … Continue reading

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Sam Pan Bok

Literally translating as ‘3000 holes’, Sam Pan Bok ia a massive red sandstone outcrop stretching across the Mekong. This is located in Ubon Ratchathani province in North Eastern Thailand and just across the border from Laos. During the rainy season … Continue reading

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Dim Sum in Trang

  Arriving early morning in Trang  we were soon scouting out for a  Jok (โจ๊ก) shop. This is the Thai version of congee and is as close to comfort food that I know. To my surprise I discovered that Trang is famous for … Continue reading

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Kaeng Krachan National Park

The largest national park in Thailand is located in Petchaburi Province south of Bangkok and on the way to Cha Am and Hua Hin. It is very accessible (but poorly signposted) at about 3 hours from Bangkok. I was amazed … Continue reading

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Sakon Nakhon

A year ago we booked a special Air Asia flight deal from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon and return for THB200 each (just over USD 5). Anyhow a year comes around quickly and we wondered what we were going to do there for 2 days. As it turned … Continue reading

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