Sunday, February 25
Sakon FC @
Nong Bua Pichai FC
Thursday, March 1
Magha Puja
No Alcohol sales
Saturday, March 3
Sakon FC hosts
Mahasarakham
Wednesday, March 7
US Consular Outreach
Udon noon to 3 pm
8-11 March BKK (televised)
2018 King’s Cup Elephant Polo
Saturday, March 10
Sakon FC @
Ubon UMT
Saturday, March 17
Sakon FC hosts
Surin City
23 - 25 March
2018 King's Cup Football

Sunday, 1 April
Tha Rae
Easter parade
Friday 6 April
Chakri Day
13 through17 April
Songkran

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thailand has mellowed me


Fourteen years ago I arrived in Thailand and with the exception of a few hours in Laos in 2005, I have not left the country.

Much has changed in all those years and I have captured many of my experiences in pictures. An average of 6,000 pictures per year.

Mostly happy moments, but also some sad moments of friends passing. Plenty strange experiences, or at least I thought they were strange at the time.
Rumor has it there were only about 300 farang "residing permanently in the entire province.  Don't know what the present numbers are, but I would guess over a thousand. 
The city has grown tremendously, and so have prices.  During those early years you could spend 59 baht in an all you can eat restaurant. These days it's mostly 199 baht.
There were no chain stores in town, in fact monthly shopping trips to Udon was almost a must.   
The first farang restaurants I heard of in the city were Colin's and Ned's places which opened in 2005.  They and many other restaurants have come and gone.


 

Sakon Nakhon

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