udon thani blogs
Blogs that focus exclusively upon Udon Thani are not common — if you know of any beyond what I have mentioned below, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Expat Udon Thani doesn’t strike me as a true blog, but it has some good information. Posts are very infrequent — I don’t know how long I’ve tuned in and seen the same undated health insurance post on the front page. I don’t really mind the infrequency, but I find posts and articles a little irritating that have no date reference to guide me on their currency. Nonetheless, I have recommended the site in the past, and I have no doubt that I will continue to do so.
Different of the travel sites like Lonely Planet and TravelPod have sections where travelers have posted about their experiences in Udon Thani, but collecting a few of these together and calling them an Udon Thani blog is not what I consider a proper description. I think there may also be the odd resort that has its own blog.
I honestly have no idea why someone retired in Thailand and living in Udon Thani would not blog about it. What may seem mundane to such a fortunate expat is precisely what the rest of us abroad crave to know about — and the more decent-sized photos that could be included would make the experience all the richer for us.
udon thani blogs
“Into the provinces, Udon Thani” Janecollector’s photos around Udon Thani, Thailand (travel pics)
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Entry from: Udon Thani, Thailand
Entry Title: “Into the provinces, Udon Thani”
“We took the inexpensive Nok Air flight from Don Muang to Udon Thani, where we were met by Ten from Green Gecko and driven back to the property. The drive was an interesting one! Having arrived after dark, we set out of town and then turned off the main road onto progressivley smaller side roads, until we ended up driving along a red-top dust track through small villages and across rice paddies. We then turned off into a wood, and wondered where we were being taken!
All of a sudden the house loomed up ahead of us, illuminated against the starry night sky. It was quite an extraordinary sight after the villages we havd travelled through, and we were to delighted to have arrived – our own large house set up on stilts with a huge wooden deck and our own private pool!
We had a really enjoyable stay here. The villa was very well appointed, the large four poster bed a delight (with a superb mattress!), and the pool and sala on the deck became our favourite realxation place. We enjoyed learning how to make Thai food, as all our meals were included and cooked specially for us by the owners who would come up from a neraby village. We spent our days just vegitating by the pool, using the villa’s bicycles to explore the rural villages scattered around the area, and taking a boat trip on the huge lake – which was a real photo-opportunity, with lotus flowers, fishermen in small wooden boats, and water buffalo wallowing contentedly.
We also visited Ban Chiang museum and the village, and took a day trip to Phu Phrabat, a prehistoric park with caves and strange rock formations.
The family who looked after us at the villa were veruy kind and helpful, and a greta way to connect with the locals and show us places that we would not have discovered on our own. they also invited us to a local Morlam festival with lots of Thai dancing and music…and plenty of rice whisky!”
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Photos from this trip:
1. “Green Gecko – the villa”
2. “Our swimming pool”
3. “The living room”
4. “The lake boat trip”
5. “Helping in the rice paddies!”
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