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Walking Street in Nong Khai

Walking Street, Oil and a Daughter

The last post on Beyond the Mango Juice was a long way back. August 9, 2020 to be exact. This entry is not a lengthy one, more so, the post is purely to oil the cogs, get myself back on the bike, and get the wheels revolving once more. Walking...

Fuzzyken’s Restaurant & Used Bookshop, Udon Thani

  August 2020 The story so far: I retired during 2004 & subsequently found myself in Udon Thani to meet a member of the opposite sex, as one does. It was a pity that the individual was not all she was cracked up to be, possibly a little cracked as...

Thai markets - Roti vendor

Thai Markets – Rats, Hats & Hard Yards

I wish I had a pound for every yard I have walked through Thai markets. I’d be a millionaire. Once in a while, you’ve got to do things that are hard yards and can question your patience but keep your loved-one content. I love going to a Thai market, but...

Thai man bombed lao khao whiskey

My Top 5 Favourite Posts

Most people like Top 5 posts. There’s so much variety to them. Top 5 favourite foods, actors, holiday destinations, songs, books and whatever, whoever and more, the topics are endless. So, what else to do? I’ve put together my Top 5 favourite Beyond the Mango Juice posts. I do realise...

Beach Therapy Thai Village Style

Beach Therapy – In Desperate Need Many of you are probably in need of some beach therapy right now. Worldwide, COVID-19 has grounded aircraft, drop-kicked suntan cream into the 2 for one basket, and catapulted tourism back to the ice-age. Where and when is it all going to end? Because...

fractured and part collapsed bridge

Water Under Troubled Bridges

Thou Shalt Not Pass This post – Water Under Troubled Bridges – stretches my memory back to late December 2019. Just over five months ago. Wilai and I were returning from Loei where we’d stayed two nights. The purpose of the trip was to visit Phu Rua Flower Festival and...

View of a Thai garden coffee shop

Garden Coffee Shop Gets a Face-Lift

The garden coffee shop has undergone a pull and face-lift. A tug and makeover. I was at our village home to see the start of the project but returned to the UK before completion. Covid-19 and all that entails means I won’t be able to enjoy the homey, modest comforts...

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