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    Thanks for all the kind words. This years holiday was a bit of work but that's how it is when you have to get a lot stuff done in five weeks. There was still time for a bit of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post

    How high are you above the water level? Presumably it gets higher during the wet season? Any evidence of flooding in the area?

    The water can get pretty high but not close to the top of the river bank. The village did flood back in like 2007 or 08 but apparently that was very unusual none of the old timers had ever experienced anything like that before. Our place is about 2-3 meters above the water.

    Here is a shot of our untamed water front you can see it's a good way up from the river.

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    I like this improvised net. This is in the soon to be filled in pond on the property.



    We will have to get someone to drain it and take all the fish out.

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    Not even the chicken wants to walk down there. This place is down low near the river.




    Improvised dog bed. To bad it was hauled away a few days later.



    Got to close. Sleeping with one eye open.

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    Thanks. Nice thread and a place to indulge your fantasies. Good luck.

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    Great thread Mike. Are you looking at spending more time than five weeks per year there?

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    Thanks. Unfortunately for now we are only able to come for 4-5 weeks. My wife and I still work here in the U.S. eventually will spend more time there. We often talk about coming back in summer but the flight is brutal and we usually skip it.

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    Hi naptownmike

    That was an excellent trip through another mans eyes, thanks for sharing .

    I hope we hear more from you, thank you.

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    A very welcome read, Mike. Just noticed it this morning & got to read it as one. Great pictures as well.

    According to your pics you seem to be pretty young. Hope you enjoy many years spending time in that nice place. I assume that it's somewhere nearish to Chiang Mai, is that right?

    Good luck.

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    Thanks I do enjoy my time in the village. There's no forgetting I'm half way around the world there. As apposed to some of the more touristy areas with loads of westerners and all the western chains from back home. I may crave that after some time away but it hasn't hapend yet.

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    Here are a few pictures from my last evening bike ride.

    Giving way to the cattle. Just like beach road when a bus full off Chinese pulls up.




    A cool old house with a bit of character.



    a bit of farming action.

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    Passed by this basic old school looked like part of it had burned down recently.





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    Nice little house for rent. Right on the river. Dog included.




    Another little gem.



    There are loads of these cool trees around.



    That's about it really. Headed back to Pattaya the next morning for our last couple days of "holiday"
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