Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2014, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 11 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Festivals, Isaan, Thailand, Ubon Ratchathani | Tags:

Many towns in Thailand have an annual Candle Festival, but the one in Ubon Ratchathani is the biggest and most well known. This is the first time for us to visit the festival, and we were truly amazed by the candle floats. If you’re planning to visit the festival you’ll need to book your hotel …

Scammed In Vietnam

By : Manfred T | 6 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Vietnam | Tags:

Whenever I talk to people that have visited Vietnam, most of the stories seem to revolve around people being scammed in one way or another. Even though there is a lot to like about Vietnam, we always felt like we had to be on our guard for the next scam. And hearing about so many …

Things To Do In Surin, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 4 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Ban Ta Klang, Chong Chom, Isaan, Surin, Thailand | Tags:

Surin is a small city in the northeast of Thailand that’s famous for it’s annual Elephant Roundup Festival. It’s a fairly quiet town, but there are a few things in the city and province that are worth checking out. For some great hotels in Surin, check out Agoda Surin. City Pillar Shrine The City Pillar Shrine is …

Elephant Graveyard At Ban Ta Klang Elephant Village, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 3 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Ban Ta Klang, Isaan, Surin, Thailand | Tags: ,

Thailand’s national symbol is the elephant, so it seems very fitting that these animals should have a final resting place that fits in with their exalted status. This resting place is the Elephant Graveyard at Wat Pa Arjiang in Ban Ta Klang elephant village in Surin province. For some great hotels in Surin, check out Agoda Surin. …

The Top 5 Beaches In Spain

By : Manfred T | 29 Jun 2014 | Posted in: Spain | Tags:

It’s regarded as one of the most tourist-friendly holiday destinations in the world, so it’s no surprise that Spain is home to some of the best beaches around. The fact that it holds no fewer than 5,000 miles of coastline means that visitors certainly have plenty to choose from and like anywhere, it goes without …

Chong Chom Border Market, Surin, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 28 Jun 2014 | Posted in: Isaan, Surin, Thailand | Tags: ,

Chong Chom Market is around 70 km from Surin, and is located around 2 km from the border with Cambodia. It sells a range of goods, including clothes, kitchen equipment, tools, electronic and electrical goods, food, secondhand bikes, DVDs, handbags and lots more. We visited the market on a Saturday, and it wasn’t too crowded, …

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