Thailand village life from the view finder of a first time visitor

Time for the next blog promised during the Martins trip here a few weeks ago. My wife’s village is a tiny little place in one of the most remote places in Thailand, extremely close to where the Thai, Cambodian and Laos borders intersect. I love taking people there and for a long time had wanted to let the Martins experience first hand this unique place. The place is a little rough and I was worried as to how they would handle it which was wasted energy as they all had a great time and fitted in perfectly to village life.
I thought it would make a good blog to post some pics from the first time visitors camera instead of from mine so when we got home to Ubon I downloaded all the pics that they had taken and here is a selection of them.

Buffalo taking a nap in someone's front yard.

Buffalo taking a nap in someone's front yard.

The kids were quite an attraction

The kids were quite an attraction

Off exploring one of the three 'streets' in town.

Off exploring one of the three 'streets' in town.

Toast for breakfast.

Toast for breakfast.

Cruising the main street.

Cruising the main street.

Making up pig feed at my sister in laws house/shop.

Making up pig feed at my sister in laws house/shop.

Grabbing a lift with my brother in law.

Grabbing a lift with my brother in law.

Getting up close and personal at my families pig farm.

Getting up close and personal at my families pig farm.

Checking out the chicks.

Checking out the chicks.

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More pigs.

More pigs.

Eating the seeds from the Lotus flower.

Eating the seeds from the Lotus flower.

A flower of a different variety.

A flower of a different variety.

A farmer heading off to work.

A farmer heading off to work.

Bubba was a big hit.

Bubba was a big hit.

It had been a bit wet.

It had been a bit wet.

Dinner time.

Dinner time.

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After dinner we went up to the local school to set some fireworks off that we had brought with us - they were huge!

After dinner we went up to the local school to set some fireworks off that we had brought with us - they were huge!

5 responses to “Thailand village life from the view finder of a first time visitor

  1. It looks like a great little place. Those pigs are really healthy looking.
    Don’t Isan people just love having ‘exotic’ visitors and make them feel really welcome?

  2. MeMock, that photo story was very illuminating for me. A very revealing portrayal of village life, probably anywhere in Thailand. And nice selection of photos. Any photojournalists in your family?

    • Hi Rick, I am an untrained ex news photojournalist which is besides the point really with these pics as they were all taken by my friend who was visiting. He has only recently got ten into photography but is already pretty good.

  3. My signal is terrible and can’t download all the photos Andrew. How amazing is that?! You have better technology than me & you’re more remote than I am!

    When we do eventually visit, the true Thai village life is what we want to experience, not the fancy hotels. We want to show our kids the real world.

    Thanks for your blog of your wonderful world.

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