Tag Archives: Ubon Ratchathani

Thailand’s Blood Timber

Al Jazeera recently aired a documentary on illegal rosewood logging on the Cambodia border that I highly recommend. I highlighted this topic back in 2012 because I like hiking the border area. If you hike to Phu Hin Dang they actually require that … Continue reading

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Lap Swimming Pools in Ubon Ratchathani

In February I began training for a triathlon and I was surprised to find that Ubon has quite a few lap pools available to the public. Below is a list of them. I’ll update information as I hear about it … Continue reading

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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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2014 Children’s Day at Wing 21 วันเด็กอุบลราชธานี

Today is children’s day across Thailand. The main attraction are the military bases opening to the public. In Ubon, the big event is at the Air Force base; Wing 21. Last year’s show was more exciting. For some reason the jets … 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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