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    Ten Things to Do in Roi Et Province, Thailand

    Roi Et is a province in northeastern (Isan) Thailand. It is named after the capital city. The Isan region is the country’s most populous region. However, it is the least visited by tourists. This is my wife’s, Ping Ping, home in Thailand. Thus, I’m so excited to share with you ten things to do in Roi Et province. Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate marketing links. When you click a link and make a purchase we receive a commission at no extra cost to you.   1. Wat Burapha Phiram Roi Et is known for having Thailand’s tallest standing Buddha. It’s also the second tallest Buddha overall behind only The Big…

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    How to Spend a Day in Ayutthaya, Thailand

    Ayutthaya is a historical city located north of Bangkok. The city is famous for it’s temples. Learn how to spend a day in Ayutthaya viewing these famous temples, eating at the market, cooling off inside museums, and watching Thai movies. You can either spend the night in the city and start with the itinerary upon waking, or drive from Bangkok in the morning and see everything before spending the night. Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate marketing links. When you click a link and make a purchase we receive a commission at no extra cost to you.   Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon First stop, Wat Yai Chai Mongkon. This temple is…

  • Journey to Wat Pha Nam Thip, Roi Et, Thailand
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    Journey to Wat Pha Nam Thip in Roi Et, Thailand

    Wat Pha Nam Thip Thep Prasit Wanaram appears in the northeastern Thailand (Isaan) countryside seemingly out of nowhere. The journey here is scarce by tourists. The wat is located in the eastern part of the Roi Et province. The temple sits atop a hill. Surrounding below are rural villages and forests. The site contains one of Thailand’s largest chedis, Phra Mahachedi Chai Mongkhon. This chedi stands in the center with eight smaller chedis placed in each direction. The site is vast with lots to explore. Wat Pha Nam Thip is a must see if you plan to travel in Roi Et. You may also want to visit nearby Waterfall Cave Soda.…

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    Waterfall Cave Soda, Roi Et, Thailand: Nature & Buddhism

    A treasure named Waterfall Cave Soda awaits those willing to find it in the northeastern tip of Roi Et province, Thailand. Nature and Buddhism blend together to create this amazing site. Waterfall Cave Soda is a tremendous site for hiking, photography, and prayer. The spectacular views are also worth the bumpy ride it takes to arrive here. Make no mistake about it, this is agricultural countryside. The northeastern part of Thailand, called Isaan, is what one would call unseen Thailand. The beauty of it being that Isaan is quiet, peaceful, and laidback. Waterfall Cave Soda is one of those places barely found on a map, but locals are more than…

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    Unseen Bangkok: Royal Thai Air Force Museum

    The Royal Thai Air Force Museum is an unseen gem hidden away from all of the major tourist sites. The museum is located in the Don Mueang district of Bangkok. A district that many foreign visitors never even explore. I was lucky enough to know about the museum because it is near Bang Khen district where my wife lives. We were looking for some places close by to visit during my stay in Bang Khen. Admission to the museum is completely free also. This will be a popular site for the guys, but that shouldn’t stop the ladies from checking it out also. Myself, I like history, so the museum…

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    Lottery Fever: If I Won the Big One

    Lottery fever has been in full effect around the United States lately. The Mega Millions recent jackpot was worth $1.537 billion dollars. It was the game’s biggest jackpot ever. Powerball’s jackpot right now is $750 million. Odds of winning the lottery are insanely low. But, what if? It can be fun to think about. With that in mind, here’s what I would do if I won the big one.   First, I would do the same as most people and focus on a house and car. Pretty standard thinking among those dreaming of winning the jackpot. I would look for a house on the coast. Perhaps in Maine. I would…

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    Read My Travel Bucket List Top 5

    Believe it or not, I really don’t have a big travel bucket list. Now don’t get me wrong, I would love to travel the world over. Anywhere and everywhere is interesting to me. However, there are more than a few that really do stand out. Here’s my Top 5 travel bucket list destinations.   1 – Denver, Colorado & Rocky Mountains National Park A bit of a two for one. I put this as number one because I already have plans to visit soon. It’s really not too far of a drive for me either. Yet, I’ve only seen the western side of Colorado. The Rocky Mountains is the one…

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    Places I Have Visited Already

    In my last post I speculated on some of the different places my wife and I may move to (Big Decision, Where to Move to in the Future?). This brought back memories of the places I have already visited. I feel that I’ve been rather fortunate thus far. Between working in national parks seasonally and living in a few different states, the list is extensive. While most of my time traveling has been in the United States, I have also seen two other countries. Many of the places on the list are part of the National Park system. States that I have only drove through are left off the list.…

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    10 Keys to a Successful Visit of Thailand

    Are you planning a trip to Thailand? Knowing these 10 keys to a successful visit of Thailand may be the difference between having a smooth experience and a stressful one. Gain an edge by learning what to expect beforehand. I am fortunate to have Thai friends and knew exactly what to expect when traveling to Thailand. However, I noticed other tourists while there that looked completely lost and confused. Thailand can be an excellent country to visit. By doing a little research first you will maximize the fun you have.   1-Thai language Too often tourists make plans to visit Thailand without understanding any of the language. Learning some Thai…