Category: Thailand

I enter Thailand arriving from Laos in the northeastern Isan Province. It is the poorest part of the country and sees few tourists although it has quite a few attractions. For the average traveller it just doesn’t fit in the usual preconceptions of Thailand with beach and fun. The first stop is Ubon Ratchanthani. The Night Market is a great introduction into Thai cuisine, cheap and delicious food all around. […]

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I had already gotten my first taste of the Buddhist new year in Yangon, Myanmar. Celebrated in mid-April, the festivities last several days and bring many countries in South-East Asia to a halt. Traditionally, Songkran involved the sprinkling of scented water in a silver bowl but nowadays it has developed, at least for some people, into a free for all water battle. […]

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