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Phu Foi Lom – Part I

After having visitied Wat Pa Ban Tat in order to pay tribute to Luang Ta Maha Bua my students suggested to go even a little further and also visit famous Phu Foi Lom – the green lung of Udon Thani. Since it is quite far away from Udon City and I am still without Motorcycle (with no direct busses going to Phu Foi Lom) I was quite happy about that suggestion so I said yes immediately. Of to the second famous sight within the Udon Thani province. After Ban Chiang…

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Wat Pa Ban Tat – tribute to Luang Ta Maha Bua

Last week some of my tourism students asked me if I would like to join them for a trip to Wat Pa Ban Tat – a quite famous temple here in the Udon Thani region. Right now it is even more famous since one of the most popular monks in younger history passed away not long ago and found his final resting place here at Wat Pa Ban Tat in Udon Thani. Therefore millions of people are heading to Udon Thani right now and paying tribute to this famous and…

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Voice of Udon: Mariam Nadee

During my life in Udon Thani I meet / met a lot of interesting and fascinating people. This is their place to tell the world what they think about all different kinds of subjects. You will find interviews with students, colleagues, workers, farangs and more random citizens or tourists. Today it is one of the college’s graduating students who talks about her life in Udon as well as about her plans for the future. She studied accounting, graduated with honors and will soon start to study at Khon Kaen University…

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Udon talking: Sutthida Wiwatpreechanon

During my life in Udon Thani I meet / met a lot of interesting and fascinating people. This is their place to tell the world what they think about all different kinds of subjects. You will find interviews with students, colleagues, workers, farangs and more random citizens or tourists. Today it is one of my students who talks about her life in Udon. She studies Tourism in the 1st year here at the Vocational College in Udon Thani. Enjoy! What�s your name? sutthida wiwatpreechanon Where do you come from? Udonthani,…

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Ban Chiang - World Heritage - Udon Thani Featured Traveling 

Ban Chiang – World Heritage

Why always cruising around Thailand when there is something worth seeing at the front porch? Ban Chiang, a 5.000 year old archaeological site & UNESCO World Heritage is situated within the Udon Thani Province (Nong Han district) and one of the most famous must sees here in North Eastern Thailand. Since I live in Udon Thani City and Udon Thani Province is quite big I never happened to see the Ban Chiang World Heritage so far. With no direct busses going it is quite hard to reach without car or…

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Cruising the Mekong River at Nong Khai

Last week I was invited by my director to join her and her friends from her hometown for dinner in Nong Khai. Since Nong Khai is about 1 hour by car away, you do not go there to have dinner in just another usual restaurant, of course. You go there to have dinner on the mighty Mekong river. While cruising on it in a restaurant boat. Eating, Drinking and cruising between Thailand and Laos. With one of the most amazing sunsets I have seen in quite a while. Even though…

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Thailand 2010 – First Three Months – a short review

December is always the time for reviews and reflections. What happened, what was good, what not, etc. Since this blog is about Thailand I would like to only review my time in Thailand. Until now, only three months. But already a lot to talk and think about. Same same, but different At first there is to say that Thailand is NOT a third world country. I know many of you folks back at home think that there is no electricity here, nobody knows internet and people go to work by…

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So this was christmas

So this was christmas in Thailand. Completely different, strange, warm, sunny, with good food and totally without christmas mood. In order to celebrate christmas I went to Mahasarakham. Since Sina works there, we decided to spent the holy night at her place with good food (Schnitzel, yeah!) and some self made christmas mood. But with 30 degrees and being the only persons around to celebrate the holy night the christmas feeling somehow got lost or never showed up. Nevertheless we had a great time, eating Schnitzel, making a camp fire,…

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First time Mahasarakham

Back home in Udon Thani! After some days in Mahasarakham City, Mahasarakham. Since I heard a lot of Sarakham (how many lazy Thais call it) I did not expect tooo much when entering Mahasarakham after a three hours journey with our college bus. The first impression: Wow! Nice University! Nice Colleges! A lot of students! But where is the college we intended to visit? The college for Agriculture and Technology. Well….we had to pass Mahasarakham city, drive another 10-12 kilometers and then – in the middle of nowhere – turn…

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Chulalongkorn Day (Rama V Day)

Yeah yeah yeah. Public holidays! Thanks to King Rama V (Chulangkorn) the 23rd of October is a big holiday. This year it was a Saturday. What would be kinda bloody in most western countries, is not a problem in Thailand at all. Public holiday on the weekend? – Let’s get the next working day off. Yay! Nice rule, I think :-) But back to King Rama V day. We have been told that there is a biiiiig parade at the Mekong river in Nongkhai and surrounding areas. So we tried…

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