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Wat Tham Si Mongkhon

From Si Chiang Mai to Nong Khai - a trip to the Mekong

A temple festival has once again prompted us to plan a trip to the adjoining province of Nong Khai.

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Snake vs. tokay gecko

Snake vs. tokay gecko

At lunchtime my sister-in-law called me to deal with a snake in the garden. It was about 1.2m long, and coiled around a tokay gecko, which had the snake gripped in it's powerful jaws. Now, if a snake is in the house then I'm afraid it has got to die, but I'll spare them in the garden, so I flicked it out of the gate and onto the side of the road.

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Noknoi Uraiporn Udon Thani 2014

Noknoi Uraiporn in action

There was plenty of good humor and entertainment on June the 12th, at a morlam event just outside Udon Thani, with Noknoi Uraiporn on stage with her dancers.

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Cable Confusion in Udon Thani

There must have been important problems that forced the technicians and workers of the TOT (state telephone and communications company in Thailand) and of cable television companies in Udon Thani to come to work at Nong Sim Lake on Sunday. 

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Songkran in Udon Thani 2014 - Day 2

Sunday, April the 13th, 2014

Today, on the main day of Songkran - New Year in Thailand - we were in Udon Thani at Nong Sim Lake.

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Songkran in Udon Thani 2014 - Day 1

Saturday 12th of April 2014

Preparations for tomorrow's official Songkran festival in Udon Thani are in full swing! 

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Udon Thani Danceathon 2014

Udon Thani Danceathon 2014

In conjunction with the 2014 Air Show and Bike Show, Udon dignitaries decided to try and break the Guinness world record for massed Thai dancing.

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The ancient royal city of Luang Prabang in Laos

Our stay in Vang Vieng was just a stopover on the way to Luang Prabang in Northern Laos. This time we bought tickets for the VIP bus to Luang Prabang.

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1,000 Buddhas; The Caves of Pak Ou in Laos

The world-famous caves of Pak Ou are in a sandstone cliff about 25 km north of Luang Prabang directly above the Mekong. As we were already in the area, it was an absolute must, this important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Laos.

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Vang Vieng in Laos - Ex-Partytown

We were very pleasantly surprised by our trip to Vang Vieng. It's a small town in Laos, located about 160 km from the capital Vientiane. In a dreamlike landscape of karst mountains and rain forest, situated on the banks of the river Nam Xong.

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