Travel Blogs from Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand

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Ideas for the farm, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Ideas for the farm

A travel blog entry by steve_m

I have some ideas for something that I could do at the farm on my own so bike out there this morning to check things out and measure up some land.  Will have a good think about things before running my ideas past Jai.  Not so much an idea for ...

Mat business takes off ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Mat business takes off ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Last night's fire is still burning this morning so I build it up again and leave it smouldering. I bike into Phon Thong where I meet another farang outside the inernet.  An American chapo named Dale who actually spoke and was quite civil.  Dont ...

Quiet day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Quiet day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

... be true !) :- "The Baci ceremony, also knows as “Su-kwan” is an indigenous Southeast Asian ritual. Predominant in Thailand and Laos this ancient and traditional ceremony is held for various occassions.  “Su-kwan” can be ...

Visit to farm, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Visit to farm

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Plant out some leeks, small onoins, garlic and yellow peppers this morning.  Go to visit George and Wan for lunch and back mid afternoon.  We are relaxing in the back garden when someone from the local ministers office comes to say that they ...

Successful visit to the farm, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Successful visit to the farm

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Don't wake up till 7:30 which is a couple of hours later than our norm here.  I sit in front of the house after breakfast writing up these notes and it starts raining.  Fin arrives for the day again and pretty soon … I should stop ...

Time for mat making again, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Time for mat making again

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Upon waking up this morning Jai has decided that it is time for her to start making mats again.  We dont have enough grass of our own yet so bike across the village to friend Wan's house to borrow her mat loom and to buy some grass from her sister - ...

C'mon you rice ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

C'mon you rice ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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At last the rice planting is finished.  I am exhausted, honest ...  We head out to the farm to check up on the results of my work before going into town.  They completed work on the main road from the village into town last year and did a ...

Just another day ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Just another day ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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First thing this morning I visit the village hair salon for a tidy up before we leave.  Into Phon Thong this morning to get some money from the ATM and am happy to find that one is working and that it actually has money.  Spend some time at the ...

First day of winter ?, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

First day of winter ?

A travel blog entry by steve_m

It actually feels a bit cold this morning for the first time this year - all relative of course.  I bike into Phon Thong for an internet session then do a bit of shopping before heading back to the village. It is cremation day for the funeral party ...

Laundry and baking day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Laundry and baking day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Jai catches up on the laundry after our trip south whilst I potter in the garden.  Ride into Phon Thong for the Saturday market and a bit of shopping.  The cupboards are bare so Jai sets about baking some cakes and a nice chunky loaf of ...

Too much beer, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Too much beer

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Go into Phon Thong this morning and drop Jai off at the hair salon whilst I go to the internet and bring this blog up to date. In the afternoon we go to Pakchong to visit German John and his missus for a quick beer and end up staying quite late, eating ...

Tree fellers, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Tree fellers

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Well, tree planters actually but that wasn't the joke was it.  Our front garden gets direct sun all afternoon and evening and we have tried several times to plant trees without success for a variety of reasons - neighbours standing on them being ...

Phon Thong market, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Phon Thong market

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Its Saturday so it must be the market in Phon Thong this morning.  We had thought about not going at all as Jai couldnt think of anything we needed.  Unfortunately as she spent time thinking a few things came to mind so ...  At least a ...

... and everyone has gone ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

... and everyone has gone ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Jiap and Jai take the bike after breakfast and go to see brother Pad and Ram on their farm delaying my trip into Phon Thong. We load up the car ad by 08:00 Jiap is off as are the kids from next door.  A bit of peace and quiet and whatever passes as ...

Where did that year go ?, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Where did that year go ?

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Happy birthday Carol and Tom and goodbye 2015. Must be the coldest morning so far by a long way and even my breath is frosting up a little this morning. Most people are off to a ceremony with the village monks so I head into Phon Thong well wrapped up on ...

Man flu for sure !!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Man flu for sure !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Into Phon Thong for the internet this morning and finally bring this blog back up to date.  Spent some time researching Cambodia in readiness for our January visit. Bit of shopping then back to Khamnadie. A few more cabbage get planted out this ...

Escape to Phon Thong, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Escape to Phon Thong

A travel blog entry by steve_m

First thing after breakfast I take Jai to George & Wan's house for her to help with cooking and serving then I bike into Phon Thong shortly followed by George who is running away from the house for the morning. Find that Gloucs had a surprising 27v22 ...

Bits and pieces day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Bits and pieces day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Jai is up and about really early today for some reason and by 06:15 we have finished breakfast. We stop at brother Pad's on the way out to the farm and find that he has popped home to get some breakfast.  Leave him there and take Jai out to the farm ...

Back to Doctors, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Back to Doctors

A travel blog entry by steve_m

I awake this morning with a returning sore throat after just the one night without a tablet. Bike into Phon Thong and go to see the Doc again.  Manage to get him to give me some antibiotics although when I check them on the internet they are ...

Not a drop of rain, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Not a drop of rain

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Watch Man Utd 1v2 Arsenal at 03:00 this morning and it is a much better game than the previous night's offering. Wake up this morning to find that there has not been so much as a drop of rain overnight.  At 06:00 I am out watering the back garden. ...

Cold this morning ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Cold this morning ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Sorry ... I know I promised not to talk about it being cold over here but it really feels it.  According to TV about 15 degees.  OK, that isnt too low but compared to 30+ degrees in the afternoon it is a bit of a drop.  Alo, no heating, ...

Shopping for more seeds, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Shopping for more seeds

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Into Phon Thong again this morning for the Saturday market although by going on my own the prospect of having to walk around the stalls for an hour so doesnt raise its head.  We still have room in the garden to fill up so I visit a seed shop to see ...

Wasted journey ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Wasted journey ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Into Phon Thong this morning for an internet session and to watch the weekend's rugby.  The game isnt available yet so after a brief update of this blog its back to the village. Bike out to the farm and Jai decides to stay for the day so I leave her ...

Its Sunday and its beer o'clock !, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Its Sunday and its beer o'clock !

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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No water again this morning.  Having dug a pit in the reservoir so that all of the shallow water pooled and could be pumped again the pump itself has died.  Being a Sunday they cant get an engineer out from Phon Thong to fix it until Monday. I ...

Back to school ... for some, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Back to school ... for some

A travel blog entry by steve_m

A lovely bright morning but a bit nippy.  It is the first day back at school for most of the village kids after a long break so there are plenty of them around first thing.  I expect that a lot of them simply wont bother going though ... Into ...

Have to pay for electric !!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Have to pay for electric !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Over the last 5 years we have only paid for our electric on about three occasions.  You are allowed to use 90 units each month without paying and we usually clock in about 88.  On the occasions where we have had to pay we have ammassed the ...

Its raining, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Its raining

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Wake up to unseasonable rain which continues to lash down until late morning.  The road outside our place is like a river and the back garden has developed a couple of new holes where the water has drained into our neighbours gardens.  If it is ...

Trip to 'Johns Bar', Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Trip to 'Johns Bar'

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Another day off today so just before 7:00 I am sat having my hair cut whilst Jai has the laundry well underway. About 10:30 I pick up George and we bike over to Pak Chong for a lunchtime beer with John.  This neccesitates a very lazy afternoon ! ...

Back to work ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Back to work ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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My start of work at the farm has been postponed as Jai has asked me to help her in the back garden instead.  Spend a couple of hours cutting bamboo and staking the asparagus then weeding almost the whole garden.  It need it some attention as it ...

Into Phon Thong for some research, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Into Phon Thong for some research

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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I bike into Phon Thong after breakfast to continue some research  am working on.  Yesterday I was surprised to find tat I had access to what is usually a pay per view site so return to use it again.  This morning it has reverted to pay per ...

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