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  • hardie karges 5:58 pm on July 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Khon Kaen, Roi Et,   

    #RoiEt #Thailand: A Lake Sits in it; #KhonKaen to boot… 

    Lake in the Middle of Roi Et, Thailand

    Lake in the Middle of Roi Et, Thailand

    Not so many cities have a lake sitting smack in the center of them, literally, so to find one, in my one-time sometime adopted ‘home’ of Thailand is something special. The odd thing is that I knew none of that when I landed in Roi Et, itself somewhere smack in the center of Thailand’s vast little-traveled northeast ‘Isaan’ region. I’m here simply because it’s here, and I’m on a quest to see everything. I’ve seen the name on the map many times, but never stopped, maybe never even been through it, not sure. As for the surprise lake, well… you don’t expect me to read guide-books now, do you? Yeah, right… (More …)

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    • Esther Fabbricante 6:23 pm on July 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      A pleasant surprise – Charla gave me a 100% pure silk outfit made in Thailand – she took pictures of me in it yesterday, and may post one on Facebook. Your articles are always the highlight of my day.

    • hardie karges 6:30 pm on July 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thx, I love silk, used to wear it a lot when I could get it used and cheap…

  • hardie karges 2:37 pm on June 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    #RoiEt #Thailand: A Lake Sits in it, Collecting Tears… and Rainwater 

    Roi Et's Lake: Like a Rohrschach Test

    Roi Et’s Lake Phlan Chai: Like a Rohrschach Test

    Not so many cities have a lake sitting smack dab in the center of them, literally, so to find one, in my one-time sometime adopted ‘home’ is something special. The odd thing is that I knew none of that when I landed in Roi Et, itself somewhere smack in the center of Thailand’s vast little-traveled northeast ‘Isaan’ region. I’m here simply because it’s here, and I’m on a quest to see everything. I’ve seen the name on the map many times, but never stopped, maybe never even been through it, not sure. As for the surprise lake, well… you don’t expect me to read guide-books now, do you? Yeah, right…

    The place is a revelation. Not only is this a pleasant, attractive mid-sized Thai city in the heart of Thailand’s poorest most desolate region, but there are other surprises in store, too, like vegetarian restaurants—Thai food, of course—but more than I usually see, all without even trying. There’s even one in the produce market, which also doubles as a ‘night bazaar’, common in Thailand by now, thanks to Chiang Mai, but this is a new twist. Okay, so there’s always some joker wants to be Johnny Friggin’ English to come along and spoil my fantasy, but that comes with the turf. Welcome to Thailand…

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