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Heavy Fog Out of the Phu Phan, Kalasin, Thailand

This time of year a roadtrip can be more dangerous than usual and the start of a long weekend especially so. Departing  Sakon Nakhon at about 0530 the sky looked okay so I decided that the Phu Phan route would be okay and it was until a bit more than 30 kilometers before Somdet in Kalasin, where it went pear shaped. The sky gat darka nd heavy fog set in. Thai drivers seem to think using headlight is expensive as they are very slow to turn them on. They also do not understand things like wet conditions and solid yellow lines. The long weekend put about 10 times the normal traffic on that road and if it would have been the same conditions in Somdet, Kalsin I would have pulled over as their are plenty of crashes on the road from there to Kalasin even in good weather.So here is the 2 minute or so  twitcast of the phu phan in the fog…

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Kathin and Precepts at a Forest Monastery. Wat Oa Than Na Nai, Sakom Nakhon Thailand

Back a couple weeks ago I was at Wat Phra That Choeng Chum for the end of the Rains Retreat, Auk Pansaa where the head monk of the Province, the Jao Kana Jangwat attempted to lead the congregation in reciting the 8 Preceps. As you can see not only did most people not particiapate many did not even have time to pay attention. The 10th of November was Kathin at Wat Pa Tham Na Nai a forest wat in

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Kathin and Precepts at a Forest Monastery. Wat Oa Than Na Nai, Sakom Nakhon Thailand