10 Reasons Why We Love Ubon Ratchathani

You have maybe never heard of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. It is possible you have read articles about Mekong River or a famous festival that are both here but they were the stars, not this city or province. Ubon is a star in its own right. It has … [Continue reading]

Ubon Ratchathani Thailand – 10 Years On

It's very hard to believe I have now lived in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand for 10 years. While I have lived here since October 2000 for others 10/10 marks first trip to Ubon. I can still vividly remember arriving at the then Ubon Ratchathani … [Continue reading]

Ubon Ratchathani Neighbors

Ubon Ratchathani is the largest province in Thailand and yet it is only bordered by three other provinces. From Ubon you can visit Amnat Charoen to the north, Yasothon to the northwest and Sisaket to the east. The rest of Ubon's surroundings are made … [Continue reading]

Ubon Darwin and the Temple of Bloom: The Quest

gateway to temple of bloom

The clearing offered a view of the destination. There atop a white foundation was the golden antenna. One hundred more paces and we would be inside the walls. It was time to find out why I had to visit this place atop a hill on the outskirts of Khong … [Continue reading]

Ubon Darwin and the Temple of Bloom: The Journey

path to temple khong jiam ubon ratchathani

It is a long, but not winding road that leads to who knows where. All I know is I had an urge to walk up it. I also knew it was hot and humid. The trail was wide, covered in red dirt and boulders and walled in by water starved trees and … [Continue reading]