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Nov 20, 2009 - Nong Khai

We had a great time yesterday and got on the night train to Nong Khai. This is a nice quite town on the Mekong River. We are staying at the Mut Mee Guest House. It is a cool place and we are only paying $5.00 a night. The hotel over looks the river with with cabanas you can hang out in and watch the boats go by. We have a dinner cruse set for tonight (150 Baht or $3.00). Tomorrow we are going to cross over to Laos and head to a town about three hour in called Vang Vieng. Leslie and I meet some people on the train that were heading there...

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Southeast Asia 2009

Feb 23, 2009 - Nong Khai

23 – 27 February After an early breakfast, I checked out from the hotel and took a tuk tuk (taxi) to the bus station and entered a bus to Nong Khai. Nong Khai. I love Nong Khai, this little town on the Mekong River bank, with Thai measure it is a small town, after all there are around 70 000 inhabitants according to my book. Last year I spend a couple of day’s here and I fell in love completely with this town. So that was a promise to my self, to return so soon as possible. Now I have fulfilled that promise. Nong Khai is a very easy going...

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Sep 5, 2008 - Chiang Mai, Sukhotai, Nong Khai

Hello to one and all! It is S at the helm today, with Chris taking over when he can peel his bottom off the sofa. We left bangkok about 10 days ago. We were relieved to leave, mainly as protesters had started to occupy the government buildings, demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister (and they are still there now - we even saw on the news today that there are bands playing live music to relive the boredom!). We saw on the news that the protesters armed themselves with golf clubs, maybe Chris should go and join them after all!!...

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Apr 15, 2008 - Nong Khai

Been a bit slow in updating the blog... been a bit poorly (aaaahhh) ignored my instincts and had some street food in Bangkok and have been paying the price for last few days - went to the pharmacy this morning (eventually) so hopefully on the mend! Crossed the border from Laos back into Thailand, spent a couple of days in the border village of Nong Khia, its very small and not really on the radar for travellers other than to catch a train or Bangkok, but for some reason it caught my attention in the guide book - and was well worth the stop...

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Mar 28, 2008 - March 22-28 - Northeastern Thailand

Well we left Chiang Mai on route to North Eastern Thailand, but first made a stop in Sukothai. We stayed the night so that we could see the ancient ruins the next day before catching a bus to Udon Thani that arrived at 10pm. There were no tuk-tuks at the bus stop so we started walking down a slightly sketchy road, until Andrew asked directions from a nice lady closing up shop for the night - who ended up giving us a ride right to our hotel doorstep. The hotel was a little run down, but considering it housed US soldiers from the Vietnam war...

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Nov 14, 2007 - Deep emotions

Today has been a very busy and rewarding day. We have painted the clinic room, were the children come twice a day to take their medicines. Every little square has every name on, they have just to wait their turn in a double long queue, holding a mug of water. It's very impressive to see the way they swallow three or four pills in one go. The room was finished and the ladies couldn't show more surprised faces. In fact, it was so bright and clean. After a lovely lunch made by the women of the orphanage, children came from the school and I got...

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Feb 16, 2007 - Udon Thani, Knong Kai, Mekong River/Border of Laos....

The next weekly update awaits! The week ended off well :) Thursday, there were no regular classes. It was a day where students came in and ran lines, danced, read out loud and just rehearsed for the school competition on Friday. I spent most of my day working on Pro-noun-ci-a-tion! Phew. The younger ones were particularily hard. For example. The word was "Information". But, they kept saying "Introduction". It is difficult at times, many have memorized the sound of the word but do not understand the meaning or the spelling. Then again, some...

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