Saturday April 28
Sakon FC at Buriram

Tue 1 May
Labor Day

Sunday 6 May
Sakon FC hosts
Loi City
Saturday 12 May
Sakon FC hosts
Sisaket
Monday, May 14
Royal Ploughing -

televised
Tue 29 May
Visakha Bucha
No Alcohol sales
27 July
Asarnha Bucha Day
Wax Candle Parade
Saturday, July 28
Wan Khao Phansa
Buddhist Lent

King Vajiralongkorn's Birthday
Monday July 30
King Vajiralongkorn's Birthday celebrated
Sunday, August 12
Queen's Birthday
Mothers day -

Thursday, January 26, 2017

On the way to "One night in Bangkok"

On my way to boarding the plane I was greeted with a "hello mister Hans." I turned and returned the greeting. A former student of mine is part of the ground crew at the airport.  I do enjoy being recognized and recognizing acquaintances. 
There's a lot more pale faces (farang) traveling to and from Sakon Nakhon these days. Ten years ago you could have been the only foreigner on the plane. This time I counted at least half a dozen on the flight leaving and an equal amount of farang arriving.  I prefer the Boeing B737-800 over the the Q400. Smoother ride. 
The return flight on the Q400 reminded me a bit of a 'shake and bake' for the last ten minutes before landing. At lower altitude we seemed to be getting quite a bit crosswinds.  It's normal, but still makes my stomach do push ups.
In Bangkok I had to find a sunny spot occasionally to stop my shivering. Why they had air conditioners running  at full speed is a mistery to me.  The outdoor temperatures were quite pleasant.
Sakon Nakhon

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