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Nong Khai to Ban Na Nam Chum – Booze, Birds and Boats

Nong Khai is one of Thailand’s gateways to Laos. The city sits on the banks of the Mekong River and is a slow-paced, easy-going place with a massive riverfront day market, a score and more of temples and a take-it-easy view across the Mekong to neighbouring Laos (pictured above). The...

Heathrow to Pattaya and Udon Thani in Pictures

Heathrow to Pattaya and Udon Thani in Pictures

My recent trip to Thailand started with an artistic eye-opener at London’s Heathrow Airport followed by four great nights in Pattaya before moving on to 15 days of calm and still in Udon Thani. During that time I took over 700 photographs and I’d like to share some of the more...

Fun and Fish at Nong Khai’s Tha Sadet Market

Fun and Fish at Nong Khai’s Tha Sadet Market

Nong Khai’s Tha Sadet market sits on the western banks of the Mekong River and many years ago on my first visit there I got the feeling that a good rumble of thunder might send it sliding into the river itself. A newly built promenade has ended any thoughts about that...

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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...

Gladrags to Handbags

Gladrags to Handbags

Think before you drink, before you write….The average Thai village girl looks upon a visit to the big city shopping mall as a rare treat, window shopping, a low-cost meal and a discounted sale bargain being the order of the day. An iced coffee and a food stall snack make...

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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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