Exploring Rural Thailand from a Thai Villa, then up to Laos October 29th 2011 Serendipity: Bangkok to Isan:
Having originally planned to head up North out of Bangkok, to Laos via Chiang Mai, the October floods changed our plans - and led us to experience a truly unique part of the country known as Isan, or the kingdom's Northeast.
Staying at Gecko Villa near Udon Thani::
We arrived in Udon Thani by train after a night trip up. At the stat ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-East Thailand » Udon Thani A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more