Travel Blogs from Udon Thani
It's been four months since we've been away, and if we had a pound for every time we've said 'this is the life', we'd be able to buy a new tumble dryer with enough change for an Amstrad mini hi-fi. It's been a really relaxing third of a year, a year when the hour between 6pm and 7pm has become our new favourite hour of the day watching sunsets …
When we were back in Australia in September last year I was diagnosed as having emphysema or COPD and while we were travelling at Christmas time I was having difficulty breathing and wheezing quite a lot so we decided to see a lung doctor on the 22nd of January at the AEK Hospital in Udon Thani which is a large town in Thailand about an hour and a half drive from Vientiane. The plan had been to fly to see a specialist in Bangkok but that didn't ...
... we had explained ourselves (apparently satisfactorily) we were handed back our licences and allowed to continue our journey. Only once we returned to the hotel and Andy checked the news later in the day did we discover that the leader of the Red Shirts (political group) was shot in Udon Thani today and this may have had something to do with the increased police presence. There has been no other violence here and no protests, he was targeted outside his home (we are ...
... Since the students in my program have been bolstering the profits of the salad place since it opened, the owner offered to cook everyone spaghetti dinner on Friday night for an affordable price. It was so delicious! I have tried to have spaghetti since I got here. Unfortunately, in Thailand, this means spaghetti pad thai (spaghetti and pad thai are wonderful things, but should never be combined), stir fried spaghetti (spaghetti is also not meant to be stir-fried), and incredibly ...
... the other students in my class are about 17 years old, all 57 of them. The school is massive, it has 8 (ish) main buildings and 5000 students. On my first day of school I had to introduce myself in Thai to them (yes all of them). We have a morning assembly every day in which the Thai national anthem is sung and a Buddhist prayer is said.
I have been gifted with an eclectic and traditionally ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet