Buddhist and Hindu art go head to head...

Trip Start Jan 08, 2011
Trip End Dec 20, 2011

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 116 ;

Morning train continuing a further three hours along the northeastern line from khon kaen to Nong khai, by tuk tuk from the station into the town and found ourselves a room.

[Didn't walk to the station in khon kaen this time, for fear of a pink bag and a certain person having a fit coming flying towards me...heheheeehee!!!!]

Walked the walkway along the river and through the market and apart from dinner and rain that was about it for the day....

Day 117 ;

Today we had a good day, we rented two old banger bikes - complete with shopping baskets and rode out the 5km along the dual carriageway to...can't remember the name of it but will add later!!

Glad we did too, it was basically this park full of Buddhist-Hindu fusion sculptures, some of them were huge - probably reaching around 40-50m high at a guess - all in concrete and cement finished and the work and detail was unbelievable, again the phone screwed up, lost most of our pictures but we have some and the all important videos!!!

It led to good things anyway, when the usb stick was lost we had researched photo recovery on the internet-thinking that maybe for some reason the SD cards keep the files once deleted, like a computer. Well from what we read basically our photos would have been overwritten as we had taken so many pictures and the files would have been overwritten over and over again,

This time that wasn't the case so we thought we would give it a go, found a computer, some free software and away it went,scanning the phone - unfortunately it didn't turn up the ones we were looking for...hut something just as good, photos from way back in India on the beaches!! Two happy people...

So you can guess what we will be doing with the other cards now!!

Nong khai wasn't quite the rural " picturesque riverbank" scene we had in mind - in fact the promenade there has probably had more money spent on it than bognor regis seafront has had in decades but even so it is a nice place, just to be by the river.

Even here though, there are the bars - you know, loud English music, western food, girls, western men and booze, but its not in your face as I guess we will find elsewhere and can't presume what they are, but we are in Thailand..
It makes for a bit if fun though just to sit and watch while you eat!

Enjoyed nong khai, loved the park and sculptures and very happy we have some of our photos back!!!

Storm this evening , never seen lightning like it!!!
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