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A swing through Isaan

Isaan, or northeastern Thailand, is easily my favorite part of the country. I could explain why by saying superficial things like “the people are friendly, the food is spicy and the scenery is spectacular”, but one can only truly know what I mean by smelling a rice field at dusk, joining a group of locals for whiskey and soda after dark, and tasting a bite of those spicy salads for oneself. The next best thing, I suppose, is seeing pictures that capture just a hint of the wacky charm Isaan is famous for. So, here you go:

Uneasy frogs in Surin's central market.

Uneasy frogs in Surin’s central market.

Rice, a way of life, Mukdahan.

Rice, a way of life, Mukdahan.

Rot-pan-tuk in Phimai

Rot-pan-tuk in Phimai

Laap bla (spicy Isaan style fish salad) at Wine Wild Why Restaurant in Mukdahan.

Laap bla (spicy Isaan style fish salad) at Wine Wild Why Restaurant in Mukdahan.

Solitary elephant in Surin province.

Solitary elephant in Surin province.

Sundown in an Ubon rice field.

Sundown in an Ubon rice field.

Not rushing in Phimai.

Not rushing in Phimai.

Celebrating Chinese new year in Khorat.

Celebrating Chinese new year in Khorat.

Typical Mukdahan street scene.

Typical Mukdahan street scene.

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Posted by David Luekens on January 29, 2013
3 Comments Post a comment
  1. 01/29/2013
    Richard Meyer

    Spectacular photography, especially the “Sundown” one.

    Reply
  2. 01/29/2013
    Lisa (BusyLizzy)

    Hey David – i am truly enjoying many of your blog entries here and especially on Travelfish. The places that you write about are the more interesting areas that have always grabbed my intention, and are the ones that I intend to visit when I return (hopefully at the end of this year).

    Reply
    • 01/29/2013

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for reading and for the kind words. I struggle to keep this blog updated with everything I’m doing at Travelfish, but I am working on streamlining my schedule and will try to at least keep photo posts coming every week or two (not the first time I’ve said that, we’ll see how it goes. :)

      But it’s a pleasure to see your name pop up here. Give a holler next time you make it to the kingdom.

      Peace

      David

      – David

      Reply

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