Travel Blogs from Loei, Thailand

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Farang-less Thailand - Loei, Mueang Loei, Thailand travel blog

Farang-less Thailand - Loei

A travel blog entry by kenyanmaasai

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... are absolutely no farangs here. Evident by the limited English, and non-existent signs written in English. Finally - the real Thailand! Checked into Sugar guesthouse and met two travelling teenagers, Klaas (what a classy name) and Emmanuel from Nederlands ...

Cool Temple with statues, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Cool Temple with statues

A travel blog entry by alanonwalkabout

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I went to a temple where a Monk has built all these statues of different things, pretty wierd some of it, have a look at the photos. One of the structures he has built is called the circle of life and is meant to explain all the significant steps we go ...

Wheels on the bus don't go round and round...., Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Wheels on the bus don't go round and round....

A travel blog entry by thewjgirls

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So in the interest of seeing some of the countryside, we decided to take the scenic route... &, boy, it was in more ways than one. Our day started on a pretty flash bus which had half decent airconditioning even. That was all good till a couple of hours ...

Un Mekong pour moi tout seul, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Un Mekong pour moi tout seul

A travel blog entry by triptherapy

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Bonjour a tous! Un sacre bout de temps a passe depuis ma derniere apparition eclectronique, mais rassurez-vous ou tremblez, je suis toujours la, arpentant tantôt les plages du sud de la Thailande, bravant tantôt les montagnes escarpees du nord... Pour ...

Day 178: The new experience I never wanted, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 178: The new experience I never wanted

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... however and rang several times as wellas sending a text while I was eating on walking street. I read the text and it said, I'm in Loei now, text me if you can't transfer and I can collect cash. Well we'll see about that shall we? I was nonetheless ...

Day 197: Hey man - I'm number one!, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 197: Hey man - I'm number one!

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

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... own personal myths along the way). It wasn't all 'teeth teeth teeth' of course and we also talked about teaching and life in Thailand generally. Before long we were joined by Mai (Sonny was already there 'assisting' with the service). I picked up another ...

Day 39: Always an occasion to be had in Thailand, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 39: Always an occasion to be had in Thailand

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... in their finery. King Rama IX of Thailand has been on the throne since 1946 and is credited with solving many of Thailand’s problems in recent history (although Thailand is a constitutional monarchy the King is still very clearly the head of state, ...

Day 152: Homeward Bound, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 152: Homeward Bound

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... Immigration was largely a formality, albeit a lengthy one. Laos just stamp us out and then (because we all had visa's) Thailand just stamp us in. We were slightly disconcerted to see - at the Laos checkpoint - the obnoxious queue jumper waiting ...

Day 51: Just another school day - almost, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 51: Just another school day - almost

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... yesterday was indeed a fluke and that this was quite an unpleasant experience; this is the first thing that I have eaten in Thailand where I really do wonder how people eat it (everything else has been just about getting over my cultural predjudices), why ...

Day 98: Going Solo, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 98: Going Solo

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... wooden affair could have been taken straight from Koh Chang - and then dumped on right next to the central roundabout in Loei and surrounded by modern constructions. Wasn't feeling adventurous food wise so I had Laab with ric and another beer, felt ...

Day 83: Available for weddings and Bar Mitzvah's, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 83: Available for weddings and Bar Mitzvah's

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

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... (they did know we had been caught out - I just didn't want to be too obvious about it). Thanks again to everyone in Thailand for lettting the Farang know what was expoected of them well in advance, "You bunch of complete bastards!" said Dave with a ...

A Tale of the end of term, Loei, Thailand travel blog

A Tale of the end of term

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

After returning from Udon it bagan to dawn on me that there really wans't long left until the end of term; then one day at school it struck me that - in my particular case - it was worse than it appeared. You may remember that the mid term exams I ...

Day 128: Like a bucket from the blue, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 128: Like a bucket from the blue

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... going to Taiwan and I replied that, in the absence of a definite timescale, I was reconsidering looking for work here in Thailand. It was at this point that Shel cried out in excitement, "Chulaporn! They are looking for native speaker to teach." ...

Day 209: Just an average day, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 209: Just an average day

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

Holy Crap what happened on Friday? It was only 2 days ago for chrissakes? Well the first thing that went down was that I found out there was a parents meeting tomorrow (yes, that would be saturday again) meaning that not only would I be needed in at 9am, ...

Day 64: Sa Bai, Sa Bai!!, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 64: Sa Bai, Sa Bai!!

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... thanked me) and had ourselves a pleasant lunch (more shrimp fritters, laab and the most delicious Som Tam I have so far had in Thailand; made all the more so by the fact that it wasn't so hot as to ulcerate your tastebuds on contact!) before heading down ...

Day 167: Just as well I ate a good breakfast, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 167: Just as well I ate a good breakfast

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

Once I got to the office it was time for a bowl of porridge to start the day. The infusion of slow release carbs was just what I needed to get me through the two lessons with the third year; giving them a list of projects and getting them to think about ...

Day 176: All the pretty colours, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 176: All the pretty colours

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

Alarm went off around 6 but I lazed around until 7 before dragging myself out for a run - this was a mistake as by then the sun had crested the horixon proper and it was already starting to get hot. I soldiered on though and made it to the park where I ...

Day 199: Mardy Mardi!, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 199: Mardy Mardi!

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... seconds later; this sort of joke is so old it would barely raise a snort in the UK but it is apparently still fresh in Thailand (Sut Yort!). I wasn't going to go into town tonight - too late, so I just buzzed into one of the local cafes before coming ...

Day 183 Post script: More tales from the pavement, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 183 Post script: More tales from the pavement

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... an hour that I almost forgot that sports drinks are a must at this point. When I got to the T-Junction I turned LEFT (towards Loei) this time and reckoned that I was probably on course for about 10 miles. I stopped at the first shop and picked the first ...

Day 32: Damn these short title bars!!!, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 32: Damn these short title bars!!!

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

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The Chauffeur, The Nun, The Librarian and The Farang I was first up this morning and the omlette was still warm when I got to it. A coffee and some toast completed the meal and it was off to school again. We headed to the staff room and got on with a few ...

Day 63: Chasing an Isan goose, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 63: Chasing an Isan goose

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... duck under the low hanging electrical cables at the top and then clamber over a makeshift sandbag stile at the other end - I love Thailand) The market continued into the festival where there were all manner of stalls including 'Fire a real rifle at a ...

Day 182: Day tripper, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 182: Day tripper

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... certainly going to get more so. Two asides to occur: I need to ger a rear mudguard; and what is it with mud in Thailand? It stained one t-shirt despite going into the wash as soon as I got back. Tsh!) Anyway, the bank transaction was not too difficult to ...

A Tale of two wheels, Loei, Thailand travel blog

A Tale of two wheels

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... , this first took place in Udon and I had a look at a few with Rob but I decided that I should also look around Loei (on a borrowed scooter - ironically) searching out the options. When I started to look at the shops around the place my view bagan to ...

Tales of past futures, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Tales of past futures

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... arbitrary... but there was still a lot to say then. In any case, I hope that these tale will prove a more convenient way of getting a picture of my life in Loei - without the investment of time (from any of us) that has hitherto been required. We'll ...

Day 47: A simple day (phew!), Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 47: A simple day (phew!)

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... just like very hard oversized yolks (although there were some small chickpea-sized ones too). There was no alcohol and it was a reasonably early night as we had to get up around 530 in order to get picked up for the school sports day in Loei ...

Day 82: I can't take much more of this, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 82: I can't take much more of this

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... my trousers (in case I have forgotten to mention it – yes, I did buy 2 pairs of trousers on my original trip to Loei but one of them has gone mysteriously missing somewhere) in order to make them pass muster for the wedding party on Friday – ...

Day 50: Lazy Sunday, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 50: Lazy Sunday

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

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... last 2 weeks – buy a cushion! There are loads of places where you can buy these great, firm cushions all over Thailand (I imagine that they constitute furniture in some households) and I picked up one that was 4-5 inches thick for just 80B. ...

Day 147: Shortly wrongfooted, Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 147: Shortly wrongfooted

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

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... publishing house is "Redmondian Insight Enterprises"). Having googled him, he is a Canadian with years of teaching experience in Thailand, one note on an independent bibliography site reads The author understands Thailand very well but writes in ...

Day 81: Hang on... I need to twiddle my thumbs..., Chiang Khan, Thailand travel blog

Day 81: Hang on... I need to twiddle my thumbs...

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

... . On the other hand, maybe I am overthinking things... for a change. During the afternoon we booked our rooms at ‘Loei palace’ hotel for Saturday night and then went back to dicking around until the end of lessons. Shortly before this I ...

Day 57: All sorts of interesting times, Loei, Thailand travel blog

Day 57: All sorts of interesting times

A travel blog entry by asphalt_pilgrim

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... to click them as my eye was caught by the third entry… ‘Native English speaker required to teach conversational English, Chiangkhan, Loei’ said the tag line. The link took me to a page with a few further details, it would be high school ...

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