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    Nong Khai Bus Station

    Things to do if your stuck at Nong Khai Bus Station for and hour or 2.

    Nong Khai bus station is just off of Prajak Road pretty much in the center of town, the bus station itself hasn't got anything going for it and is surrounded by shop houses selling Thai food and poxy seaweed flavoured crisps.

    From Nong Khai you can get coaches to Vientiane (Vientiane to Nong Khai, the cheap bus) (Vientiane to Nong Khai, the cheap bus), Bangkok and all the places between, or Rayong and all the places between.

    Nong Khai Bus Station, pretty grim isn't it.



    Samlors at Nong Khai bus station waiting to fleece the tourists.



    Round the back of the bus station there is a fresh food market, I assume it is a morning market as it was nearly empty when I took this picture in the late afternoon.
    Also round behind the market is Wat Poo Chai (Nong Khai Wat Poo Chai) (Nong Khai Wat Poo Chai).



    Better off wandering out the front entrance onto Prajak Road, turning right you will come to an internet shop and going a bit further to the junction of Pra Sai Road you will find some food stalls, they have some good stuff there.



    BBQ Issan food, could almost be English sausages couldn't they.





    KFC chicken.



    Laabs and curries all bagged up and ready to go.



    Pork BBQ on a skewer, this was about a foot long with loads of meat, only 10baht each.



    A massive great big piece of chicken which cost 30baht, in Pattaya they cost 50baht.



    Going back towards the bus station I came across these rice cakes? Got to admit I have no idea if they are cakes, they are being sun dried, not sure if the trainers are there to add flavour.




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    So there's not a lot to do then.

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    ^There's a Temple and loads of packets of poxy sea weed flavoured crisps

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    Nong Khai bus station has loads more things to do than the one in Mae Sot. Activities include standing up, sitting down and waiting for buses, thrilling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post



    Going back towards the bus station I came across these rice cakes? Got to admit I have no idea if they are cakes, they are being sun dried, not sure if the trainers are there to add flavour.





    The trainers are undoubtedly their most recent hygienic certification from the local health department.

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    You missed Satanee Dood Ngam just down the street near the intersection with Highway 2.

    Time literally blows by at that upstanding little joint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Nong Khai Bus Station, pretty grim isn't it.
    It's not known as a place that you would go to 'for fun'. At least the toilets are easy to find and they have sufficient Johny foriegners passing through, to ensure that the locals don't all gawp at you.

    Nice thread BTW, got any more pic's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    could almost be English sausages couldn't they.
    NO......

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    ^Agreed: Probably have rice in them (yuck) and don't taste like a balloon filled with gray mystery meat (yuck).

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    Is that deep fried cows vadge at the front of this stall?


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    ^I don't know, is that what they normally look like when you buy them

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    I just looked at the big version of the picture and it's fish

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    I just looked at the first pic of the bus station and man...that's a real ugly building...architecturally the ulgiest thing this side of eastern Europe...

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    BBQ Issan food, could almost be English sausages couldn't they.
    You havin a larf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Is that deep fried cows vadge at the front of this stall?

    The ones on the right are butterflied fish (possibly smoked).
    The darker ones on the left look like deep fried crumbed fillets of fish? But never seen crumbed fish fillets in a Thai market before. Maybe aimed at the passing Farang trade.

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    You were about 50 meters from my house - you should have come round for tea and crumpets and a play with my bitch.

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    Im up that way on Sunday for a lovely 4 day visa run to Vientiane, 2 sugars in the tea, plenty of butter on the crumpets please but I'll pass on the bitch part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole
    and a play with my bitch
    Should the new "Swingers Forum" be an open or hidden forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Should the new "Swingers Forum" be an open or hidden forum
    If it is a hidden forum, the select few who can access it will make for some interesting pairings.

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    I like the Isan sausage as long as it has been cooked really well - some of them are just cooked on the outside and the inside is raw. I often retire to the throne after three or four of them.

    They also sell chicken's arseholes here. Many Johnny Foreigners have just pointed and said "ow". The old dear tries to tell them it's the chicken's shit-end of the line but they just nod and say 'yes, me want chicken'. I could be nice and help them, but I don't. Does that make me a bad person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    Im up that way on Sunday for a lovely 4 day visa run to Vientiane, 2 sugars in the tea, plenty of butter on the crumpets please but I'll pass on the bitch part.
    Not an option I'm afraid - she'll have her head in your crotch as soon as you come through the gates. She loves chasing after balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post

    They also sell chicken's arseholes here. Many Johnny Foreigners have just pointed and said "ow". The old dear tries to tell them it's the chicken's shit-end of the line but they just nod and say 'yes, me want chicken'. I could be nice and help them, but I don't. Does that make me a bad person?
    If you are referring to "the parsons nose", -- many older generation westerners as well as Thais regard it as the best part.

    The wife makes those little Thai sausages and they are just soooo moreish. Never got sick from eating them even though I was a bit worried about her leaving them out at room temperature (32 C) all day to ferment. Rice, garlic, salt and pork mince all fermented in a pigs intestine. Yum!

    But I have read that some of the ones in the food carts are loaded with preservatives. Not sure if its true or not.

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