Travel Blogs from Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand

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Miracle medicines, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Miracle medicines

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... and I didnt think that the vitamin injection would have been that beneficial or quick acting.  Jai tells me well, this is Thailand !!! I bike into Phon Thong for the internet and to do someshopping leaving Jai supposedly to be having a rest.  I ...

Lottery, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Lottery

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Happy Birthday dad.  It is lottery day today so I use the age that my fathjer would have been as my lucky number on my lottery ticket - it didnt win ! George came to us for a few more books and to bring Jai some grass dye that they didnt have ...

A quiet day - please !, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

A quiet day - please !

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Jai's brother arrived early thuis morning along with his son who is also visiting for the holiday.  The son has a pick-up truck and is taking everyone off to Roi Et to visit the sick brother.  Jai does not go but is off to help out at the house ...

Sore head, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Sore head

A travel blog entry by steve_m

I have a very disturbed night with frequent trips to the bathroom.  Must have been something I ate as it couldnt possibly have been the beer could it ? Still up and about before 5:00 and cook breakfast for Cliff and Tukta who make an early departure ...

Hangover postponed ?, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Hangover postponed ?

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Wake up this morning with a decidely dodgy tummy - wont go into details !!  Cant believe it is the beer just working through so must have been something that I ate last night.  It is also freezing cold (by Thai standards) this morning which is ...

Eucalyptus, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Eucalyptus

A travel blog entry by steve_m

First thing this morning I take Jiap into Phon Thong for the Bangkok bus and am glad to see her leaving with no apparent problems in her wake. Returning to the village we are working out at the farm today clearing land with the intention of planting a ...

Sick granddaughter, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Sick granddaughter

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Have a really good session at the farm this morning. When I get back to the house the back garden is covered in purple mat grass drying from where Jai has just dyed it. Norng Fin not feeling very well all night and has to miss pre-school today.  Her ...

In need of a good sleep, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

In need of a good sleep

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Am feeling a little lethargic this morning as have spent 3 near sleepless nights watching the Ryder Cup golf on TV.  Friday it was 03:00 - 04:30, Saturday 01:30 - 04:00 and last night 12:00 - 03:00.  Managed some sleep before it started each ...

A little local knowledge ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

A little local knowledge ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... the route I wanted to take with a few uncertainties about direction.  We left Khamnadie, passed through Khambonai and on to Ban Dorng Mun.  I take a turn to the right here that I believe connects us back to the main Khamnadie to Phon Thong road ...

Things start to happen ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Things start to happen ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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What surprises does today have in store for me is my breakfast thought. Mid-morning relatives Begat, Dom, Dair and the devil child - yes, no school again today - arrive to help with preparing the pillow bundles for presents and wrapping a few other ...

Slow day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Slow day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Out to the farm straight after breakfast to pick up a couple of bags of soil and to collect all of the empty bottles lying around after yesterday for recycling before they get broken and start giving me punctures. A lone beef tomato appears to have ...

Khamnadie village Saturday evening market, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Khamnadie village Saturday evening market

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Khamnadie has a village market every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at different places around the village.  Whilst there is not too much of use to us on sale we usually pop along for a couple of local food things we dont get in town.  ...

Presents day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Presents day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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It rained most of the night but has stopped by morning.  Jai decides to wash the bedding even though the sky still looks full of rain to me. At last I get to see Deu, our neighbour and a nice chap, and give him a bottle of Bombadier English beer ...

Problems of understanding, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Problems of understanding

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... I had had enough so we head back to the house and leave them to it. Early afternoon several of the family drive to neighbouring Ban Norng Po where the wife of their brother the monk lives and she is very sick. I take the opportunity to revisit the farm ...

Return of the e-mail !!!!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Return of the e-mail !!!!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

The typhoon seems to have passed us by with little effect although just an hour up the road, according to the news, it got pretty rough for a while. Awake to a light rain which soon stops so I am able to bike into Phon Thong without getting wet.  ...

A German on the horizon, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

A German on the horizon

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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I take Jai to the village temple straight after an early breakfast (06:15 !) so that she can make her offering for Awk Phansa. When she gets back we bike into Phon Thong for shopping at the Saturday market. When we get back to the house Jai negotiates ...

Another wet one, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Another wet one

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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A damp start to the day but we decide to go into Phon Thong for the market anyway.  The front of my shirt is soaked upon arrival but strangely, sat behind me, Jai is fine !  We buy a strimmer to clear the grass at the farm and a few other bits ...

Flights to the UK, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Flights to the UK

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Into Phon Thong again this morning with the intention of buying our flights to the UK for March.  Am intending to buy single tickets with a view to switching the purchase of returns to the UK rather than here as they seem to be so much cheaper when ...

How much ?!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

How much ?!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Into Phon Thong for the Saturday market.  Jai's sister in law next door, Dom the sloth, has asked us to collect some money that her son in Bangkok has sent us from the ATM in town.  I withdraw the 40GBP as requested and note that their account ...

Garden furniture, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Garden furniture

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Our new garden benches arrive first thing this morning.  Ijan and myself have to lift them over the garden wall and they are exceedingly heavy.  One for Jai's mum for the front garden and one for me for the back garden.  They look well ...

Schools again !!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Schools again !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

... . My 'Planet Stupid' theory is starting to gain ground.  Whereas in UK we have a Fathers Day and a Mothers Day today in Thailand it is Teachers Day and the schools are closed yet again.  We had Fin here yesterday working through something in her ...

Laos or not to Laos, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Laos or not to Laos

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Had been making plans for an early visit to Laos for a change of scenery but have had second thoughts.  If we left any earlier than originally planned it would have thrown out my timetable foir visa renewals.  As it stands we will go to Laos on ...

We are expecting wealth to arrive any day now ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

We are expecting wealth to arrive any day now ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Up at 02:30 this morning to watch Chelsea and Napoli.  The football is on two channels; one of which we get a really good picture and one we dont.  Tonights game was on the latter and it was like peering through a snow storm for most of the ...

A Christmas tree !!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

A Christmas tree !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Spend a couple of hours this morning wrapping presents and decorating the Christmas tree with tinsel and baubles.  It all looks good when we have finished but it still doesnt feel like Christmas here. Go to the farm in the afternoon and whilst Jai ...

Internet updating again !, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Internet updating again !

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Breakfast this morning on real bread and honey compliments of Hong Kong hotel. Get the bike out to go into Phon Thong only to mfind that I have a puncture - well, the bike had a puncture.  Manage to get enough air in the tyre to ride as far as the ...

Friday 13th !!!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Friday 13th !!!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Keeping a diary I cant help ut notice that it is Frioday 13th today.  Will have to watch out for Jason rising out of the pond at the farm !! Phone aout the trees ut dont get an answer. We go and uy some mat dye then check on Pad's ike ut he isnt ...

As happy as a pig in sh*t !!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

As happy as a pig in sh*t !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... are on our way, with George and Wan, into Phon Thong then along the Roi Et for a few miles to the outskirts of the village of Ban Kut Sa where some friends Terry and Pim live.  We have only met them a couple of times and this is the first time we ...

Feet up day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Feet up day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Leg is still not comfortable when supporting my weight.  Jai's son and grand daughter come to visit today, the first time Jai has seen Norng Fin in ages.  Jai is ploughing on with her mats.  Has finished the pieces for the mat that was ...

Odds and ends, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Odds and ends

A travel blog entry by steve_m

The leg is hurting a bit this morning after carrying some sand and gravel the last couple of days so a day of rest is on the cards today.  I make an effort and scrape away the render that found its way onto the door frame in readiness for staining ...

Lazy neighbours, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Lazy neighbours

A travel blog entry by steve_m

My 'fat bitch' next door is now officially a 'lazy fat bitch'.  She spends all of her time sleeping in front of the TV then complaining that they never have any money.  Today, however, proved the lazy tag.  When someone came to see them, ...

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