Archives for 2009

Ubon Ratchathani Shopping Combat Zone Alternative

When I first came to Ubon Ratchathani there was no Tesco Lotus. All shopping for food items was done at the local markets, Tops (on the ground floor of Robinson’s), Yang Song Wan, or Makro. Then on February 8, 2000, Tesco Lotus opened on Chayangul Road to much fanfare. That day it seemed the entire […]

A Tale of 3 Waterfalls Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand Part 3

Gaeng Lam Duan The 3rd and final waterfall I recovered and re-hydrated so it was back on the road again. Luckily I had brought an extra shirt and changed the one that was drenched with sweat and mist. The open windows were much more help to dry out then the car’s air-con. The next stop […]

A Tale of 3 Waterfalls Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand Part 2

Huai Luang The Second Waterfall formerly (Buk Taew) We made our way to Na Ja Luay on the second leg of the journey. It was my first time visiting here. It is a small place divided by the highway heading south. It was getting to be noonish and time to find a suitable place for […]

A Tale of 3 Waterfalls Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Traveling through the Isaan countryside in Ubon Ratchathani can sometimes seem to be a boring affair. You will see rice fields, villages and temples, again and again. Is it just a means to an end or is there more than meets the eye? On a road trip to visit three waterfalls in Ubon Ratchathani I […]

Mama Mia Its Italian in Ubon Ratchathani

It was a glorious spring day in Italy. I was driving down the mountain after spending two nights in the highlands. The top was down and the warm breeze was enhancing the sights of the countryside. It was noonish when I reached the flats and a small village lay before me. When you experience Italy […]