Category: Nong Khai

Thai Ladies and White Skin

Thai Ladies and White Skin

If you’re a regular visitor to Thailand you’ll know all about Thai ladies and their obsession with white skin. Maintaining a light skin tone is seen as a way of opening doors and enhancing their quality of life with the prospects of a higher social class marriage aand status. Dark skin to...

Elephants on the Streets of Thailand

Elephants on the Streets of Thailand

Forestry in Thailand depreciated massively during the last century and with it the number of elephants in the country dropped dramatically too. Most working elephants were no longer needed to haul logs after Thailand passed a law in 1990 banning domestic logging in its rain forests, leaving hundreds of elephants...

lao khao whiskey

100% Proof – Lao Khao is a Knockout Drink

The Lao Khao Brain Drain The top photograph shows a Thai woman hurriedly steering her children past a Thai man bombed out on Thailand’s cheap rocket fuel lao khao. Don’t be fooled by the soft drinks bottle on the floor. It’s filled with rural Thailand’s favourite drink, rice whiskey, branded...

Phon Phisai – Fireballs and Lettuce Wraps

Naga Fireball Festival The Mekong River separates Thailand from Laos in the northeastern region of the country. Phon Phisai (โพนพิสัย ) is a small town nestled on the riverbank of the famous stretch of water. It’s a place I have visited many times before and each one of those trips...

sala keo kou sculpture park nong khai 2018

Sala Keo Kou – Nong Khai

Sala Keo Kou in Nong Khai is the perfect place to remind yourself that life and its quieter moments can still offer breathtaking experiences and heart-thumping moments. Set on the outskirts of Nong Khai city, the sculpture park is a cultural attraction that deserves more publicity than it currently gets....

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