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Published: December 25th 2009
Taken from Central Mall
Pattaya to Korat - back to the real Thailand
There is always entertainment of some form available and fortunately for me there was a huge Isaan Concert near Pattaya Beach Road which I attended on Friday 18th December. There was a big crowd in attendance, all sorts of food available and two stages providing great Isaan style music which should get anyone up and dancing although most of the audience were fairly reserved tonight.
I was going to have an early night but wanted to find out where the local Ta Wang Daeng Club was located in Pattaya. This is a chain of Thai Isaan/folk music clubs located in the major cities which I have attended many times in Korat. Well I found the place on Pattaya Third Road near the fishing lake/restaurant and the staff were so welcoming and the music so good that I stayed till 3 am.
On Sunday 20th it was time to visit the Thai family that I see on all of my trips to Thailand and the welcome I received when I drove into the village was really heart warming. There is no doubt that everyone was happy to see me and
I love seeing all the kids and the extended family. We sat around for a while before heading off on our mandatory trip to the local Sunday market and we then enjoyed our evening meal together.
I had hired a car for four days and the next day was heading into the centre of Isaan country, North-East Thailand to visit Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Roi Et and Mahasarakham.
Some of the last few photos starting with the Buddha Shop were taken on my return to Korat.
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