Category: Thailand Flowers

Udon Thani and Loei in Pictures – Christmas and New Year 2015

Udon Thani and Loei in Pictures – Christmas and New Year 2015

  My annual Christmas pilgrimage to Thailand got off to a great start once again. For many years now Etihad Airways have upgraded me to Business Class for the Heathrow to Abu Dhabi leg of my Christmas flight. That was the case again and the ‘golden parachute’ continued for the second...

Thai Village Life – Som Tum Spicy Thai Salad

Early this year my Thai partner Wonderful Wi set up shop in our village garden selling som tum (spicy papaya salad). A Thai style thatch roof kitchen was built, and the village’s newest snack service rolled out. It wasn’t by any means an innovative business idea, but there was a hungry market out there willing...

Tasty Thai Snacks – Lotus Pod Seeds

Tasty Thai Snacks – Lotus Pod Seeds

Tesco Lotus is as good a place as any to grab a few tasty Thai snacks but the picture above taken in the heart of Udon Thani’s countryside has a sea of lotus light bites that many Thais and a sprinkling of Westerners love to eat. At the centre of each cluster of green...

Pollen Snorting in Loei and Phu Rua, Christmas 2013

Pollen Snorting in Loei and Phu Rua, Christmas 2013

Phu Rua in Loei Province is a botanist’s dream in December. For any lover of flowers the small town and mountainous surround of Phu Rua has a parallel to a Buddhist cocaine addict being reborn as a Columbian nightclub toilet cleaner. In Phu Rua a horticulturist can snort the fragrance...

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