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    Ubon Province

    A few photoes of my recent trip to Ubon Ratchathani province:-


    This guy is kind of the Village Shaman, or medicine man.









    Can anyone guess what is being grown in this patch ?-

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    House Stuff

    This humble abode is where Mrs sabang was born-





    The House has sat empty for some years, but now we have a plan. After our new house is built, Mrs mother will live here, and the old village house above we will turn into a coin operated laundry- something the village lacks. We'll gain a country retreat (we plan to spend a couple of months a year up here), mother in law an occupation. Early days though:-



    Quite looking forward to being able to enjoy Village Ubon, but with the benefit of proper showers and western toilets.



    The house has been quoted at 900,000 baht- actually we gave the job to a builder from Khon Kaen- the locals, knowing there was a farang involvged no doubt, quoted too much. Stuff 'em. I'll add more shots as it progresses.

    It's right across from Mrs sabangs auntie's house- obviously a more traditional style, and about two km from the nearest village.


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    Rice growing season is still a couple of months away-










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    Faces of Isaan






    Oh dear, can't go to the Shop- no room left of the motosai.












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    Isaan Tamedah-





    The neighbouring farm-



    Todays Lunch -










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    Nice photos Sabang

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    Lovely village shots, Sabang.

    There's a huge drawback that I've realized since moving to the jungle ...

    Most aspects of rural Thai outweigh city life. A vast majority.

    Those that don't weigh heavily on me at the moment. PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    A few photoes of my recent trip to Ubon Ratchathani province:-




    OK!

    What is it ?

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    All will be revealed, buy I'll leave it open a bit longer. I didn't realise this plant flowered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    All will be revealed, buy I'll leave it open a bit longer. I didn't realise this plant flowered.
    Tobacco !!!

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    ^ You got it. Greeny.

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    Nice one sabang, my wifes village is also in Ubon so those shots looked just like 'home'.

    Looks like we are in the same boat in regards to building a house. We are also building a cheap 'shack' so that in stead of the usual 3-4 days that we currently spend in the village we can go for 3 -4 weeks. A place with a western kitchen and bathroom and a few air cons in the bed rooms.

    Since we have had kids we have found it really hard to spend much time there as we always seem to visit in the hottest time of the year and then they just dont sleep during the day time which means after a few days of that they start to get sick so we end up leaving. Hopefully having our own place with air cons will make a big difference.
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    Lovely pics, thanks sabang. Nicotiana it's called (i think, someone clever please help)
    How was lunch?

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    Good pics, but, I think i`d have to pass on lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim View Post
    Good pics, but, I think i`d have to pass on lunch.
    Me too!
    My cats are enjoying one at the moment !!

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    Great pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    How was lunch?
    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim
    I think i`d have to pass on lunch.
    I passed on lunch too. I have no real problem with eating lizard, but they were too cute- I used to have pet lizards in Australia.

    Ended up having a club sandwich in Ubon city, but it was pretty abyssmal. Prolly should have had the lizard really.

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    Nice photos. Some great people shots.

    Sad to see the dry rice fields. Is the drought worse than normal there this year?

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    Great photos.
    I love the atmosphere in the countryside for a few days, but it ends up so boring up there.

    Those calves look like they need worming.

    Thanks for the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    Nice one sabang, my wifes village is also in Ubon so those shots looked just like 'home'.

    Looks like we are in the same boat in regards to building a house. We are also building a cheap 'shack' so that in stead of the usual 3-4 days that we currently spend in the village we can go for 3 -4 weeks. A place with a western kitchen and bathroom and a few air cons in the bed rooms.

    Since we have had kids we have found it really hard to spend much time there as we always seem to visit in the hottest time of the year and then they just dont sleep during the day time which means after a few days of that they start to get sick so we end up leaving. Hopefully having our own place with air cons will make a big difference.



    After my travels through Issan it drove home the point that if one wants to live out here one needs all the comforts of city life, that includes Internet, Sat TV, and Aircons a must have item.


    Great photos Sabang,

    cheers

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    Nice thread Sabang: it's surprising how much 'the same' all the villages look around the NorthEast...agree with various comments posted that it's ok for a few days and then reality of one sort or another bites and you get the itch to return to 'civilisation'...



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    Yeah , Ubon - where all the whores in Pattaya come from
    you're a twat with a well chosen nic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai
    Sad to see the dry rice fields. Is the drought worse than normal there this year?
    It's been raining heavily up there recently, even stopped work on the house for a couple of days. The big complaint this year is that it was a long, cold winter.

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