7 to 8th January - Ubon ratchathani Thailand.
Total of 4 nights at Tohsang Khongjiam Resort
Early start - 6.03 to 6.29am photo's of sunrise over Moon River, at its junction with the Mekong.
Market at 6.42 am.
Nui, has previously arranged for the "Presentation of Alms" to Monks. So she now purchases huge quantity and variety of delightful foodstuffs. Sadly, only Chief Monk comes.
After filling his bowl to overflowing, several times, we are given a solemn Blessing.
At 10.55, visit school on the banks of the Mekong; warm welcome
Heather quickly makes friends
and is soon deeply involved.
Provokes strong objections as she deliberately makes a wrong move.
Nui has brought "Prizes for all" (c.200 pupils; well over 200 items, incl. Toothbrushes, etc, etc)
Handing over the Presents, ceremony, under Teacher's watchful eye.
School reassembles to say "thank you and goodbye"; we leave them for their lunch.
Nui finds another splendid place for our lunch, magnificent views
photogenic buffalo nearby.
Next day, we see latest fashions outside local shop
some fine basketwork
a Thai Philosopher
More market scenes
Dr Henry, as the popular Children's Photographer
We peep at a crossing to Laos, returning to see more of the famous, intricate Ubon Basketwork.
More Ubon specialities - Jars of Pickles
Sacks of Charcoal
The ubiquitous Thai version of the UK "wheelie-bin".
Copyright: ROBERT CRAIG - MAY 2009 (Includes both Text and Images).
Edited by All Thailand Experiences
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