Petchkasem Grand Hotel

104 Jitbumrung Rd., Surin, 32000, Thailand | Hotel
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A Chinese Cooking Show!

A travel blog entry by lrgibbs


... was then 11am (our lunch time although I couldn't have felt less hungry after my experience). Jazz said we had to leave so they filmed us leaving saying the food wasn't to our tastes - understatement! Ben told us the next dish was fish faeces - thank god we left!!!

This afternoon we went to a Thai's funeral as Pee (one of the posh Brits) wanted to go - was very weird! Monks were talking Thai again so had no idea what was going on. ...

Last day as a whole group :(

A travel blog entry by lrgibbs


Had a leisurely breakfast and didn't start work until 10am due to the late night. Spent most the morning with Brittany and her mahout feeding her elephant Ma Now. Mr Kong bought me 2 rings made from my elephants tail hair!

Today is the first day I have rode Thongbai without my mahout on - was awesome! Water was freezing so was glad we didn't spend a long time in the water. Kim drove us to a local night market where we bought fried ...

The day of shopping!

A travel blog entry by lrgibbs

... a rice pork dish for 40 baht - less then a pound! Jess 2 and I also bought a doughnut each and an iced chocolate drink - AMAZING! We also bought some essentials too which included 4 packs of Oreo's to snack on!

Then we drove to a market which was pretty ****** to be honest. It stunk and some of the food looked awful! There was also a bucket full of frogs which people could ...

Day 2 of being a mahout!

A travel blog entry by lrgibbs


Woke up at 7am and attempted a Thai breakfast of chicken rice and soup - was ok but I miss my cereal! Got picked up by Uui and taken to Thongbai - she lives right outside my mahouts shack. We cleaned her out, cut plants and fed her. Didn't wear long sleeved top or trousers and now have painful scratches everywhere - note to self to wear more appropriate clothing no matter how hot it is! Finding it very difficult speaking with Uui as he doesn't know any English and ...

Walking tourist attraction.......

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... of locals where you cook your own meat and boil your own veggies- the meat was an assortment of everything from liver to fat to i have no idea what this is. The meat was tasty and what we can gather was marinated in pigs blood, a tasty meal but let's hope we don't regret that choice in the morning. Now off to get one last Surin chocolate frappe, before we leave early tomorrow to siem reap and fingers crossed the land border crossing is smooth ...


This hotel, located on 104 Jitbumrung Rd., Surin, is near Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung (Phanom Rung Historical Park).
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