Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rainy Season Storm

Yesterday I was driving about 15km South of Sisaket when a strange looking storm showed up. I’ve seen a few tornadoes living in tornado alley of the U.S. and I know Isan doesn’t have them, but I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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How to make Khao Soi ข้าวซอย

Khao Soi is my favorite Thai noodle dish. It’s very popular in Northern Thailand, especially Chiang Mai, but difficult to find elsewhere. Since I couldn’t find it in Ubon, I enlisted my professional cook friend to teach me. Keep in … Continue reading

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Phanom Rung Historical Park ปราสาทหินพนมรุ้ง

In Buriram province there’s a temple called Phanom Rung on a “mountain” rising up out of the rice fields. It’s not on a 630m cliff like the more well-known Preah Vihear (Khao Phra Wihan) but it does have a nice view … Continue reading

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Thailand 2011 Election Posters

Thailand will hold an election on July 3 which means mass numbers of strategically designed campaign posters and trucks advertising the 26 different parties. In Ubon and Sisaket, I’ve only seen 8 of these parties put up posters. The other … Continue reading

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2 Color River แม่น้ำสองสี

The 2 color river is the point where the Moon River and Mekong River meet on the border with Laos. From what I can tell it’s not technically part of any national park but rests between Pha Taem and Kaeng … Continue reading

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