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    North East Thailand road trip December 2014

    A few weeks ago the hand bag and I completed a really nice 2 K road trip through the North East. We flew to Sakon Nakon with AirAsia on their opening special of 800 baht each. Spent two days in Sakon and then Bus to Khon Kaen where two days later we picked up our hire car and started a ten day road trip finishing back in Bangkok. We followed the Mekong along the Lao border and along the Cambodian border before heading back in land at Kantharalak. Last night spent in Sa kaeo before the run back into Bangkok. Here is the Map, follow the orange line where it kicks of in Sakon Nakon.
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    From my Condo on Silom we jump the BTS all the way to Mo Chit " end of line "and then get the airport bus to Don Muang Airport. So easy and convenient. Really like Don Muang airport as its rarely crowded. The waiting lounge.

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    Sakon Nakhon here we come. I'd never been here before so it was a good place to start. I'm always up for any new destination in Thailand, AirAsia is opening new routes all the time at rock bottom Prices. They have a special up to Nan now for 300 Baht. . I'll grab that one.

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    Great flight, under an hour and half full.


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    I booked this Rather large Hotel on line, it received far reviews and at 600 Baht with breakfast it was fine. A tad out of town though but the public bus passed by so no probs.

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    Fair enough room for 600 baht, always great value anywhere up the North. In Perth I would be paying 600 Baht for one breakfast.

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    Day two it was out onto the street and on the public bus, these were real old clankerers , funny as plonking around the joint checking stuff out. 10 baht each for the ride.


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    The bus was empty so my hand bag and I received a private tour. She's a great girl my hand bag, loves to travel with me, never complains and ain't shy to ride the Public bus. She is a total winner in my eyes. In the last 15 months I have taken her to Vietnam, Penang, Bali and this last road trip around the North East. In a few weeks we will hit the Far north and do a real nice road trip up there ending back in Bangkok again.

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    Of down the road past the Big C.

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    Lovin it already Terry ,, this is my area , ,, well as down far as Korat goes ,, more or less done all of this driving round here.

    You was not a million miles away from our front door as you headed up toward Bung Khan from Nong Khai , you was close ish to Ban Dung area .

    Been a few miles on them old buses in that area to I love em no aircon fans going at full blast !

    Looking forward to the rest ,, warming me up for next month already
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    BTW I agree DM pisses over that other plastic outta the way shithole

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    When one tours around Thailand with the handbag one must be prepared to head to every major Wat within 6 thousand miles. She had already researched our trip and had them all sorted. I did not mind a bit because these major Wat's are always impressive to me. This is Sakons big one.

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    The local scouting groups arrived whilst we there and had their Photo taken with Elvis. The great thing about these out of the way towns is that farang are very thin on the ground, hardly ever see one.

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    That's a pretty fair distance to travel Terry. Looking forward to some pic.'s along the MeKong. As you said you were almost in my back yard a few weeks a go.

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    So the next day it was on the bus and into Khon kaen. That night was the full moon and we ended up at this incredible Temple in the city center. It sat in the middle of a nice park and the atmosphere there was brilliant that night.

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    Many locals out doing the Wat thing, burning incense praying and letting birds free. Cranks their Karma up.

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    Yep, I'm lookin at you darlink.

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    Little girl enjoying the birds.

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    Christmas time In Thailand. I love it. The park containing the Wat.

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    This Wat Changes colors, its friggin fantastic especially under a blazing full moon on a beautiful Northern night.

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    Day four, legged it down the road to next famous Wat in Khon kaen. The Wat was opposite the local park so we chucked a lap around that and then into the Wat past these novice monks.

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    Make good photo fodder these guys.

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    Great pictures to , will have to check out the watts in KK on my upcoming jaunt

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    You should have posted before you went Terry, passed 7 km from me, always have a bed for a weary traveler.
    I'm south of Buntharik, east of the 2248, did you see a sign on the 2248 with a kangaroo on it, that's my non profit making rubber factory.
    If you or anyone's coming out this way, your welcome to stay over, don't get many visitors out here. Jim

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    So we leave the novices and get down to business. This was one really nice Wat, check it out if up that way.

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