Travel Blogs from Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand

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Back to the village, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Back to the village

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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We stop at Khorat for hour about midnight and make use of the toilets here. Have managed to doze a little but not really sleep.  We are soon continuing our journey north through the odd heavy shower.  I must have slept a little as I ...

Dragonfruit 3 - the conclusion, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Dragonfruit 3 - the conclusion

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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With the dragonfruit sitting in the fridge and the last of our melon eaten it had to go today.  Cut into small pieces and mixed with the cocunut ice cream it was quite nice if rather bland and tasteless to be honest. Popped out the farm to check on ...

Another Bangkok departure, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Another Bangkok departure

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Into Phon Thong this morning to get some bread but with few deliveries taking place over the holiday I had to search around to find some. Quick visit to the internet to find that Gloucs actually won at L Irish so at least no more worries about finishing ...

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

Back to work

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Not going to Phon Thong this morning as we both need to visit the bank on Monday so will wait till then. We dont get up till just after 7:00 which constitues a long lie in around here. It isnt cold again this morning so fingers crossed we have moved on ...

Beer day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Beer day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

A bit fresh again this morning so perhaps my hopes of a weather change were abit premature. Take Jai to Pak Chong with me dropping her off at friend Lawans house whilst I go to see John with a couple of beers.  He is not 100% but a whole lot better ...

First day of the rice harvest, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

First day of the rice harvest

A travel blog entry by steve_m

After breakfast this morning I take Jai out to the farm to start cutting her rice along with brother Pad and sister Bepat.  I had already decided to go into Phon Thong so had to take a raincheck, what a shame ... Jai had a 'happy birthday' e-mail ...

Work starts ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Work starts ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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It is time to start work on Jai's cassava farm this morning and as we bike out there is a real bustle in the village as people are getting ready to go to their farms for the day.  We normally miss this but I know that Jai enjoys feeling a part of ...

Almost back to normal, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Almost back to normal

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Watch the neighbours start the clear up operation over my breakfast cuppa.  There has been a scary amount of work gone into the last few days for them and I try to forget the fact that we 'may' have a wedding on the horizon.  At least Jai has ...

Another wedding, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Another wedding

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... to the wedding this afternoon as Wan isn't feeling good. We leave on the bike about 14:30 for the 20km ride to the village of Ban Kut Sa on the Roi Et side of Phon Thong.  The traffic is particularly heavy with more and more people coming home for ...

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

Into Phon Thong

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Not too bad a sleep and by morning the rain has finished. Jai tries out a new toy at breakfast this morning, an egg poacher.  It has to be said that the eggs turn out really good and without having to use oil I guess they have to be healthier, don't ...

Our visitors arrive, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Our visitors arrive

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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It feels quite wintery here again this morning.  Just the ting for cold showers. The water problem appears to revolve around the chap who collecs the money each month.  We havent paid at ll since November.  I tink he was stealing money and ...

No animals were hurt planting the trees !!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

No animals were hurt planting the trees !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Jai's son, Boy, arrived here in Khamnadie early this morning but looking on the bright side he went to his wife's family's house and not to ours so things cant be too bad. I take Jai out to the farm and find that Boy is there already.  Story is that ...

More work, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

More work

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Watched Dortmund 2v0 Arsenal at 01:45 this morning on a channel we didnt previously have prior to getting the satellite dish.  In terms of football as well as the clear pictures the dish was certainly a good investment. The back garden is the ...

Pack important bag, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Pack important bag

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Into Phon Thong for internet session but no rugby to watch again this weekend. I pack a bag for our trip away later this week.  Well, I pack a bag containing 30+ books that I hope to be able to exchange at a bar in Khon Kaen. Go to visit George ...

Shovelling shit and other jobs ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Shovelling shit and other jobs ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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First thing this morning we visit ourt neighbours, Ang & Deu, farm to get some pig manure.  Their pigs died a few months ago as did many others in the area but they still have a mountain of manure that we help ourselves to.  One thing I am ...

Dragonfruit 2 - This time its personal, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Dragonfruit 2 - This time its personal

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Our dragonfruit has finally reached fruition appropriately for a fruit a guess.  We picked one this morning and will leave it for a couple of days before eating.  Dont particularly like them but have never had one from my garden before so maybe ...

Termites or something similar, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Termites or something similar

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Drop Jai off at a friends house then into Phon Thong for a long internet session. I have been having problems with some small critter building mounds of soil in the back garden.  Every time that I think I have got rid of it, it is back again the ...

The mats are off and running, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

The mats are off and running

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Jai finally gets around to feeding the monks this morning and actually gives them some of my cakes!!  Setting up things for breakfast I decided that it was time to throw away our last tub of butter from England as it had started to smell like blue ...

New workman begins ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

New workman begins ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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It is nothing like as c old this morning which is good news. Whilst we are waiting for our new workman to arrive we start painting the wall.  We just get one side of the front two sections completed when he arrives so we call a halt to keep out of ...

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

Phon Thong again

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Apparently dreadful winds and rian are forecast for this part of the country in the next few days but when we wake this morning all is looking OK for a trip into town. Jai's sister Begat comes to ask me to go to the ATM for her and collect some money her ...

Off Swimming, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Off Swimming

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Enjoy some real bread for breakfast again today.  Must be the time of year as George's dog, Pepsi, has just had a pup as well.  She has been 'expecting' the last couple of years but has lost the entire litter before/at birth.  She has ...

Thai's love their concrete, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Thai's love their concrete

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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The last few times I have woken in the middle of the night to watch European football there has been a channel showing coverage from the English Championship and this has appeared to be a weekly program.  I wake up tonight specifically to watch this ...

More red t-shirts, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

More red t-shirts

A travel blog entry by steve_m

I seem to be noticing more and more red T-shirts hanging up around the place.  Some have even fixed hand written signs to the shirts saying that no men live in the house so that the lady spirit moves on next door.  Someone else is using a Man ...

Matters of great weight - or not, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Matters of great weight - or not

A travel blog entry by steve_m

We always keep a record of our weight whilst we here to see how much and how q    uickly it drops after leaving England.  Upon arrival Jai was 62.5kg and is now 59.7 whilst I have dropped from 66.2 to a measly ...

Party today, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Party today

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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We head over to Pak Chong about 7:30 in the morning and it is already quite busy.  We drop off our donation and a couple of pillows - this is the done thing apparently.  I leave Jai there for the day returning home late morning.  A quiet ...

Visit Bob Marley, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Visit Bob Marley

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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It looks as though the sugar cane season has started with trucks far too big for these small roads passing frequently in the mornings.  There are even road trains which must have all sorts of problems making their way around the villages to the ...

Monks by the million ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Monks by the million ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... well, a few hundred anyway. I wake up at 01:30 to watch Champions League football as Jai has told me it is an English team on this week.  I was none too pleased to find Real Madrid v Juventus and lasted about 5 mins before heading back to sleep. ...

Its all about the spirits, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Its all about the spirits

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Jai has decided that the afternoons are too hot for working at the farm now so, starting from today, she is going to come with me in the mornings instead.  I finally cut the last bamboo this morning.  A clump of about 8 trees were still ...

beans meanz ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

beans meanz ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

With all of the rain and the sun in between anything that I put in the garden at the moment seems to thrive.  Have to be careful that they do not get washed away when the rain is too strong though so it is still too early to plant out much.  ...

Unexpected arrival, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Unexpected arrival

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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It is a 'monk day' today so Jai is outside early on with other neighbours waiting to give the monks some food.  Judging by the size of these fellas they don't go short on food ! After breakfast we bike across the village so that Jai can get some ...

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