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Songkran 2014 in Ubon

Songkran was slightly more subdued this year in Ubon. I don’t know if it’s the economy, political environment or the overcast skies, but there was a noticeable drop in water throwing. I do mean slightly though and much fun was … Continue reading

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Lotus Exchange Rate

If you use a foreign credit card at Lotus like I do, here’s a pro tip to save a little money. They have started asking if you want to pay in Thai Baht or your home currency. This is a … Continue reading

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Mt. Dew’s Accidental Marketing in Thailand

Have you noticed bright green bottles popping up all over the road in Thailand recently? A few months ago Mt. Dew officially came to Thailand; a guilty pleasure for this expat who grew up sneaking a bottle whenever possible. I … Continue reading

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The Emerald Pool in Krabi

We’ve been to most major tourist areas in Krabi but on our recent trip South we decided to check out a new place, “The Emerald Pool.” I’ve seen signs for it but never took time to check it out. It … Continue reading

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Phang-Nga Vacation

My wife and I met and married in Phang-Nga so we go back there about every year. How can we not when it’s so ridiculously cheap to travel in this country? This time we also had visiting family from America … Continue reading

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Rosewood Logging in Ubon

Illegal Rosewood logging continues. This was near Khemmarat, Ubon on January 7, 2014. It’s very valuable wood and you routinely hear of Cambodians being shot on the Southern border of Isan trying to cut it. This is on the Laos … Continue reading

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Pha Taem ผาแต้ม in October

I finally have some free time to catch up on some recent trips around Ubon. In October I took a visiting friend to Pha Taem National Park. We started at Soi Sawan Waterfall and as usual we climbed the thing … Continue reading

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Rainy Season Pictures

Yes, I’m still alive. Life has happened. I did manage to find time to take a great hike along the cliffs east of Soi Sawan Waterfall and will post about the surprisingly easy trip from Sisaket to Angkor Wat soon. … Continue reading

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Huai Chan Waterfall น้ำตกห้วยจันทร์

Huai Chan Waterfall น้ำตกห้วยจันทร์ is a series of small waterfalls and rapids. It’s less than a kilometer from Huai Sala Wildlife Reserve เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าห้วยศาลา but is not in the park. There is a fee to get in of 20b. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Wang Yai Waterfall น้ำตกวังใหญ่

Wang Yai Waterfall is in the Phanom Dong Rak Forest Reserve เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าพนมดงรัก in Sisaket on the border with Cambodia. It took me awhile to find because the signs are horrible and the roads are a little confusing in that area. … Continue reading

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