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    Det Udom

    Any expats living in this area? Do you get bored? Do you speak Thai? Is there much to do around the area?

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    It's a boring area, but not that far from Ubon. There are farangs around, not many but a few.
    It's probably even more boring really than where I live (roughly equidistant, t'other side of Ubon), because we have more trees and stuff. Around Det it is rice, rice, rice.
    But many people that come to live in Isaan absolutely love it. Others hate it. You've just got to try for yourself.
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    I stayed in a small village for a month at the beginning of this year that was 30 minutes drive from Det Udom.

    Made a few trips to the Tesco Lotus there and met a couple of other farangs. One colourful old guy from Italy who was talking a lot about hospital treatment and how the nearby army hospital gave the best service.

    There was a good all you can eat bbq restaurant there too for less than 100 baht.

    At the village I was lucky enough to stay in the house of the chief - the poo-yiy baan. It was a good laugh and I had a lot more respect than previous stays in Isaan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattayardm
    I had a lot more respect than previous stays in Isaan.
    Had you mastered the stand and deliver ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pattayardm
    I had a lot more respect than previous stays in Isaan.
    Had you mastered the stand and deliver ?
    I would spend a lot of the time chilling in the garden with my girlfriend. The poo-yiy-baan would be out using our car most of the time leaving his wife to run the show. It was quite a special relationship as she was a Thai lady from Prachinburi married to an Isaan man. Apparently it was all thanks to her and her sister that he got to be poo-yiy-baan.

    Anyhow one afternoon both of them were out and a villager came into the garden and handed me a some official looking piece of paper written in Thai. I had no idea what it said so I asked him for 500 baht. He claimed to have no money so I told him if I could have his daughter it would also be OK. We laughed a lot.

    I miss those golden moments I had in Thailand. Here in the UK people are acting like machines most of the time and its so hard to have a good laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattayardm
    Here in the UK people are acting like machines most of the time and its so hard to have a good laugh.
    Try a piss up with the yobs.

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    I guess I am just looking for someone that lives in the area. Maybe have decent English conversation. And tip a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbigman21 View Post
    Any expats living in this area? Do you get bored? Do you speak Thai? Is there much to do around the area?
    Live down the road a bit, south of Buntharik. Never heard of a BBQ all you can eat. There is rice, noodles and more rice, but there is some nice places to see if you go towards Lao and the jungle. My profile or a Google search will find me and my pastime is drinking beer and going into the jungle. If any of those are interesting e mail me Jim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister
    Never heard of a BBQ all you can eat.
    Jaysus the place must be grim, there's even 2 of them in Aranyapratet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister
    Never heard of a BBQ all you can eat.
    Jaysus the place must be grim, there's even 2 of them in Aranyapratet!
    Det is the kind of place you keep your bowel movements until the afternoon. It gives you sometime to look forward to. Jim

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    Det Udom is positively thrilling compared to the yawnsome Nahm Yuen - now that place is Moggadon personified

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrinking Violet View Post
    Det Udom is positively thrilling compared to the yawnsome Nahm Yuen - now that place is Moggadon personified
    If like me your nearest town is Buntharik, Nam Yuen is a big day out. Any place with flushing toilets is the big city to us. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbigman21 View Post
    Any expats living in this area? Do you get bored? Do you speak Thai? Is there much to do around the area?
    I sometimes get bored in Bangkok, there is plenty to do here and I speak Thai. You happiness won't depend on where you live, but rather on who you are. You have to make the most out of life not location. So go for it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shrinking Violet View Post
    Det Udom is positively thrilling compared to the yawnsome Nahm Yuen - now that place is Moggadon personified
    If like me your nearest town is Buntharik, Nam Yuen is a big day out. Any place with flushing toilets is the big city to us. Jim
    Yes, and my trip to Buntharik is down "the road with 10,000 holes, 16 kliks of them.

    Jim, I tried to send you a PM but I havn't posted enough to gain that privalege. Could you ping me, I'm back in country?

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