Posts Tagged ‘bangkok’

Bangkok, Dubai, WashingtonDC, the Trip

breakfastFrom Bangkok to Dubai is a 6.5 hour trip, drop Dubai to WashingtonDC is 14 hours. At 68 years old it’s  a bugger, even on Emirates. Economy is economy even with free wine and beer. Dubai also has a transit hotel inside the international area, no going through customs, which I will probably try when on my own. I found the layover quite useful from both the physical as well as the mental points of view. The big shocker this trip has been the weather here, down near 0 Celsius is a bit of a shock coming from Thailand, but the apartment has heat, and we have plenty of warm clothing.

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Museums,Places of Interest and on the Road in Northeast Thailand

Phu Phan Museum, Sakon Nakhon Thailand

The Museum on the bank of Nong Han (Han Lake) is a recent addition to the learning centers and tourist sights in Sakon Nakhon town. It has been opene a few months and had it’s official opening…Continue reading


Driving goes from dangerous to madness in the rain in Sakon Nakhon,Thailand

This is the first real rain of the season. It has been coming down for the better part of 60 hours. I the cities of Isaan any rain immediatly causes localized flooding. This is due to the quality of…Continue reading


Na Wa, Nakhon Phanom,Thailand, Places to Visit

The Na Wa District is easily visited between Sakon Nakhon and Tha Uthen District in Nakhon Phanom and can also be along the alternative route to Amphor Beung Kan. Things to Do in Na Wa include…Continue reading


A Washout in Kalasin leads to a Interesting Queens Birthday Weekend in Khon Kaen, Thailand

We arrived in Kalasin on a rainy cloudy boring Saturday. Generally I now stay at Soontri Apartments near the bus station. The place is a bit long in the tooth, but clean, the WIFI is actually…Continue reading


If it Ain’t Bangkok in Thailand It Just don’t Count

Do a search in either of  Thailands Nearly English Language Dailies for the words flood or drought or even cold spell, never mind the tablet scam and you will find yoinks of posts. One of my…Continue reading


Ajahn Jayasaro, Buddhist Education 8

Buddhism emphasizes goodness and virtues, but children have to live in an increasingly harsh and unfriendly environment.
What are the reassurances for parents?
What are the real issues? Thawsi School, Bangkok

This is the last  In the series “Buddhist Education and once again the simplicity and clarity that Ajahn Jayasaro practices makes this subject easy to understand.

I will put all 8 talks together in a storify story soon….

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Around Northeast Thailand by Good Bus or Bad Bus

The 238, Connecting Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin and Mahasarakham, Thailand

Sakon NakhonhillI received the following comment to my post Getting Around Sakon Nakhon Town,Thailand, Local Transportation Baht buses, what are they? Do you have any pictures of them? Are they different from song…Continue reading


Getting Around from and to Bangkok from Northeast Thailand and more

Read today via on of Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies, namely the Bangkok Post that  Transport Co to tighten safety for vans. Now how they plan to do that is beyond me as they cannot even…Continue reading


Ubon Ratchatani to Sakon Nakhon, the Trip From Hell

I was posting about my trip on public transportation from Sakon Nakhon to Surin and on to Ubon Ratchatani to include the outstanding bus station there. And now the time has come to relate the last…Continue reading


The Circus comes to Sakon Nakhon, or the Almighty Baht and Thai Buddhism

There was time when I would have found some of the things I see and hear in Thailand would have amazed me, now I know it is  just business as usual for Thai Buddhism. The other afternoon in Mukdahan…Continue reading


Isaan on the Road,Bangkok,Thailand

wpid-storageextSdCardDCIMCamera20140321_063452_Sukhumvit-Rd.jpg.jpgI am finally trying out the WordPress Android app. Arrived in Bangkok afternoon of the 20th at Don Muang. They have IMHO screwed up the whole taxi situation. I prefer the yellow over green taxis and under the new system it is a luck of the draw situation. Anyway got in this mornings excersize at Benjasiri Park. Let’s see how this goes.

If it Ain’t Bangkok in Thailand It Just don’t Count

bootsDo a search in either of  Thailands Nearly English Language Dailies for the words flood or drought or even cold spell, never mind the tablet scam and you will find yoinks of posts. One of my favorites is Water festival more important than water shortage. Last year while Tao Ngio District had no water the Provincial town was wasting faster than people could throw it The government as always does their show of photo ops. They delivered enough water for the photos, but not near enough to be of any assistance. 2011 during the floods I traveled 1,000s of kilometers to watch people being used by the government as photos ops, while they were starving and losing their crops. Talk of drought flood and cold are just another excuse for government officials to line their pockets in Isaan, Northeast Thailaand. Perhaps in the rest of the Provinces outside of the Bangkok area, …

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A Whole Lot of Intercity Transporttation in Northeast Thailand and a Mountain Drive

Ubon Ratchatani to Sakon Nakhon, the Trip From Hell

I was posting about my trip on public transportation from Sakon Nakhon to Surin and on to Ubon Ratchatani to include the outstanding bus station there. And now the time has come to relate the last…Continue reading


Travel Sakon Nakhon to Bangkok, Thailand and Return a Review

I had to go to Bangkok the other day and in the interest of gathering more information about public transportation in the region I travelled on the 99 or 999 VIP coach both ways. They have both VIP…Continue reading


Driving in the Phu Phan Mountains from Sakon Nakhon to Kalasin,Thailand

The roads in Northeast Thailand are dangerous night and day, but driving through the Phu Phan Mountains in Isaan presents even more dangers, you might say one around every corner. Blind left hand…Continue reading


Sakon Nakhon to Kalasin to Roi-Et to Surin on the Buses in Northeast Thailand

Sunday morning is a safe time to travel,usually as school is generally closed, people are not going to work and the rest of the world is hung over. I hopped the 0700 Sakon Nakhon to Mahasarakham…Continue reading


From Toms Desk 5 April 2013

I have been using WP SEO Supercharger and am generally satisfied with it. What it does is to create draft  posts made up of past posts relative to Google searches, such as the one shown here. We’ve created a post http://xxxxxxxxxxx for search query living in khon kaen thailand Your page http://www.isaan-live.com/ ranked #1 on Google for this search query. I have deleted the link to the draft as it is not pertinent  I can then go to the draft and either post as is, which I rarely do, or edit and schedule or post, or I can just delete it. I would say I probably delete about 50% of them as searches can be quite similar and I see no need to over repost posts. Another tool I have been using lately is Storify. I can use it to merge past posts of mine into a single post or  I can search a topic and put it together in one post. Have a look…

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On and Off the Roads in Northeast Thailand and More

More Crimes Against Humanity in Thailand

my truck being towed after being run off the road (A reminder for old readers. This is from Tom’s Desk so click on the Title…Continue reading


Thailand’s Roads and Deaths a Look from Isaan

my truck being towed after being run off the road (A reminder for old readers.This is from Tom’s Desk so click on the Title to…Continue reading


Isaan,Isan, Northeast Thailand, Past and Present

Present in this case being nearly 13 years ago in this paper that was authored by Doctor Boonsom Yodmalee, of The Research Institute of Northeastern Art and Culture at M hasarakham University. I have…Continue reading


Bangkok versus Isaan, No Contest in Thailand.

  almsround isaan Click on title to  view entire story 5 days out of Isaan, and in Bangkok, for a 64 year old man who has…Continue reading