Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lao heroine shrine khonkaen

Big observance this morning at beung kaen nakhon
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

mekhong river fish farms

Or does your fish come from a pond under s chicken coop
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Are Bangkok people the Laziest of all Thais?

This photo was taken in the Makro parking lot Nong Kai. The parking lot was nearly empty and the owner of this Bangkok registered truck was too lazy to ark in a parking spot and to walk and extra 2 meters. I have seen this happen when lots are full but never quite like this. You EPL fans might also note that this person is a Liverpool supporter which may or may not have something to do with it.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Be careful under the Goldenshower

tree. They are in full bloom here in khon kaen, Isaan, but if one of those pods drops and hits you you are in a hurtin'

This would not happen in a Buddhist Country

I was trying to get a picture of this plonker when he started hollering something about pictures of monks. I mentioned that I understood that, but as he had a handful off money and was buying food to eat after noon he obviously was not a monk.

He then touched the cashier when this so called alms mendicant paid  for his food and I also brought up that 3rd monks cannot touch a woman. When I saw him standing eating in a corner, monks do not eat or drink, or pee standing up, he and his crony ran off. The people in the store were even laughing at this clown.
It is just too easy when the Ministry of Bare Chested Women is in charge of this type of thing

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kaeng pisa mai

Kind of hard to understand how TAT missed this in the middle of the mekhong
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Wat tham khuha sawan

Luangpa kham kanings are on display here
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ubon 21.04.11

Orange is the colour of the day ad the sun shines on the park.
On my way to Wat page nanachat, then Kong chiam
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Romance is alive and doing well in khon kaen, thank you

This couple is probably in their 70s and I just had to follow them for a few minites. The looked absolutely in love, or totally drunk as I passed them at Beung Kaen Nakhon
here in khon kaen

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

massage beungside khonkaen

Oops another beung kaen nakhon post what can I say " a cast of 1000s'
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Monday, April 18, 2011

khonkaen rain storm

Wind, thunder an lightening as well had been predicted for isaan
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

khonkaen sunset beung kaen nakhon

You don't necessarily need to see the sun for a beautiful sunset
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Bird On the Beung 16.04.11

The pigeon on Beung Kaen Nakhon on a sort of grey or gray morning always make me think of a couple things, either the movie or the bird, bird bird

khonkaen beung kaen nakhon 16.04.11

The shrines around the lake got their songkran cleanup
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Friday, April 15, 2011

songkran hdqtrs evening 150411 #1

Back at the front line for the final Sprint
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and now songkran khonkaen 150411 #2

Snug after noon things are picking up on the official last day of songkran
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songkran khonkaen daytime 130411--#1

A few minutes before noon the revelors are starting to circle
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Songkran driving around the beung kaen nakhon 140411

I had to do it once since I was in town. Officially the road around Beung Kaen Nakhon becomes one-way, clockwise from 1200-2100 during the 3 days. So a bit after 1700 I started around the lake. Due to the traffic and the way the Thais drive taking pictures at a top speed of 3 kph for much of the trip was dodgy at best. The west side of the lake was the worst with people going the wrong way, parked and in some cases only 1 lane was open. The east side moved much better and I actually got up to 4th gear for a bit.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

songkran khonkaen 1830 130411 update

I have now been shooting for about seven hours today and have not seen a major act of stupidity, meanness or assholeness. Families reunited having fun and some not so bright kids . I'm getting awful tired but had a great day at isaanlife world headquarters. At menu neua restaurant
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songkran with the family

Most of the trucks are full of family members and not drunk but playing songkran on the beung a tradition in khonkaen
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songkran khonkaen

The road is now one way and the pace picks. up
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songkran khon kaen morning 04-13-11 (mobile Photos)

the morning is the religious and traditional part of songkran, Chants are chanted, people take the precepts, monks chant the blessings and the people offer food to the monks. Then the people then the people wash the Buddha statues and the hand of the senior monks. Beside the official provincial start of songkran this will go on at temples throughout Isaan and Thailand.

the governor khonkaen

Has arrived #songkran khonkaen
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

khonkaen songkran

Getting too dark for phone photos tomorrow dslr day and night, signing out now time for series food and bear from isaanlife songkran headquarters
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songkran has begun in khonkaen

On beung kaen nakhon
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Phu Phrabat Historical Park (Mobile Sepia)

Visited Phu Phrabat Historical Park. This is a well documented site in Udon Province about 12 kilometers west of Baan Phue town. Stay tuned for more info to come in  isaanlife in a day or so

Wat pa tham muang

Another find along the way
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wow in isaan

Wat tham Suwannakhuha nongbualamphu
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Election Isaan style

Photoshop yourself in with Thailand's favorite fugitive convicted felon to win an election in nong khai. And wear your favorite flag on your sleave to show your love for country

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Morning Football along the Beung 04\04

Have started doing a lap around the beung a bit earlier and as the sun rises earlier I see some new sites and goings on. This group getting in a morning round of fottball , start play as soon as they can get enough together to choose sides and start a match and play till it's time to get home, have a shower and change for work. These guys do not ponce around on the cement pitch, they are full out moving. Not a beer belly on the pitch. Youth is so wasted on the young.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

khonkaen, sunshine beautiful sunrise

Another beautiful morning in isaan, thailand 2/4/11
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Friday, April 1, 2011