Posts Tagged ‘surin’

Nakhon Phanom, Ubon Ratchatani, Surin and More Isaan, Thailand

Illuminated Boat Procession and Nakhon Phanom, Thailand Red Cross Fair 12 to the 20 October 2013

ilum-boatAt Nakon Phanom Provincial Hall and along the Mekong River, Suntbon Wichit Road Join famous highlights of “La Rue Fai festival”, the wonderful Illuminated Boat Procession and the exciting fireworks…Continue reading


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Khmer Isaan, Northeast Thailand

Going Places that Don’t Exist in Khon Kaen, Isaan, 05.06.11

Started off early yesterday morning from Khon Kaen enrout to Mahasarakham to look for some unlisted Khmer ruins. South from Khon Kaen on Route 2, Friendship Highway to Baam Phai and Route 23…Continue reading


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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


Food Travel and More from Isaan, Northeast Thailand

The meal at wat pa song tham, sakonnakhon, isaan, thailand

In a Thai forest wat the village people prepare food for the monks and then present to them in the traditional way.After the monks have taken their food we all sit down, family fashion, to eat, tell…Continue reading


Songkran Live from Sakon Nakhon Thailand

    Okay, I think I finally have a fairly decent solution to live broadcasting Songkra, I have the Logitech USB cam working on an an old Acer Laptop running XP. No good battery in the…Continue reading


Join me in an Omelet in Khon Kaen Thailand

People who join my twitcasts are always wanting me to go eat so 130512 I finally live broadcast my trip to a food area at beung kaen nakhon. Being in front of a 7-11 makes getting a beer a simple…Continue reading


Isaan Update 08.09.11

Have a lot to do tomorrow so here is an update today Podcast 13 is ready to go. Back to audio, giving video a break. It is a great look at the life of a middle class 30 year old Thai. Nut is spending…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


All sorts of places in Isaan Northeast Thailand and More

Is your Willie White and your Pooper Super In Thailand

Just the other day I learned that, especially in Thailand, having a lily white vagina was mighty important, I should have known there was more to be seen.Okay so having a white willie must be a must…Continue reading


Mahasarakham off the Grid with TAT, Tourism Authority of Thailand

The Khon Kaen office of TAT is responsible for Khon Kaen, Mahasarakham, Kalasin and Roi-Et Provinces. The produce a brochure or tourist guide for each of these Provinces 10cm wide by 21 cm tall. And…Continue reading


prasat sikhoraphum, khmer site, surin, thailand 21.05.12

“In Surin Province, Prasat Sikharaphum or the Sikharaphum Temple, an ancient religious complex which consists of 4 main brick structures have suffered more cracks and tears despite recent…Continue reading


TAT has gone completely Mad in Isaan and the Whole country 08.11.11

Okay so now TAT sez “The Tourism Authority of Thailand Seeks to Send Message to Travelers: Thailand is Open for Business”  The the Thai government informs the UK’s Foreign Commonwaelth Office   We…Continue reading


Wat Pa Phra That Bu, Kohk Pa Fang, Pa Kho, Nong Khai

Pkra That Pone Jik Wiang and another That base are items of historic and cultural interest at Wat Pa Phra That Bu in Amphor Muang Nong Khai, a few kilometers off the Nong Khai Tha Bo Road. The new…Continue reading


On the Road, Public Transportation in Northeast Thailand

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


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


Surin and on to Ubon Ratchatani, in Northeast Thailand

changI had to go to Surin to sort out some paperwork on my truck with Nobbi and his wife Noi. I have known them since I first arrived in Nong Khai more than 17 years ago and they wave wonderful friends through the years. Nobbi has operated his “Salami Factory”, distributor business and restaurant in Nong Khai for years and moved to Surin where it all continues. When you ship sausage to Pattaya you know it must be good.
After catching up on all the news and way to many beers we set up a schedule for the next day and off to sleep.
The next morning I did a bit of a wonder around town, which is a plain old Isaan/khmer city.
The bus station is pretty much a mess and the toilets across the car park, to one sad bog.
There are a number of, nearly side by side, Western bars near the bus station for those interested.
The area is full of Khmer ruins and other sites and that is what brings most people to the area. I have posted and mapped many of these already. Surin is certainle worth a visit, but go for plain old lodging, and simple Isaan fare for the night. There is a duck and dimsum place towar the street from Nobbis.
Anyhow, business finished it was back to the bus station to move on to Ubon.
There is very little moving from Surin to Ubon in the afternoon. although I did not check at the train station. There is a new bus company called Shinnakeart. A google search will give you some interesting information.
The coach was late,  due to arrive at 1300, arrived 1345,but the ride to Ubon was in comfort on an empty upper deck.
Although you might not that tellow means nothing on Thailand Highways.
Most of the road is dual carriageway, so except into and out of Sisakhet it was a speedy trip.
Arrived in Ubon about 1700 hours to pleasantly discover that the taxis used their meters and no argument or scamming.

Still more to come

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


Sakon NakhonhillSunday 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 express and arrived in Kalasin just as I was waking up.
Instead of going on to the station in Kalasin those going on t Roi-et debus at a spot in town where the Roi-et second-class air bus stops. we departed just befor 1000h on the 50 kilometer journey. These buses stop constantly to on and off load passengers and all in all it took and hour and a half to reach the roi-et terminal. It was a generally painless trip, especially relative to driving. And we arrived at the Roi=et station just before 1100 hours.
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Isaan Live Podcast Episode 50

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