Ubon Darwin and the Temple of Bloom: The Quest

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 Jiam. I passed through the gate […]

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 […]

Visit Gaeng Saphue in Ubon Ratchatani

I was first introduced to Phibun Mangsahan district of Ubon Ratchathani 4 months after I came to live here. Phibun is where the Immigration Office is located so most farangs who live here must go there to get visa extentions. That was also when I first saw Gaeng Saphue on the Mun River. During June […]