Not sure if you can tell from the picture but I was actually sitting on the floor! This is what you get for getting on a bus from a small town halfway through a long journey. Suffice to say I was not a happy camper at the time. Fortunately about mid-way through some people got off so I managed to get a seat. But then the conductor told me the bus wasn't going directly to Ubon so I had to transfer to another at Kantharalak. Well, guess I learnt the name of yet another Thai city!
Ubon Ratchatani (4-6 Oct 12) October 5th 2012 So after that quick overnight stop at little Nang Rong, I arrived in Ubon Ratchatani, one of the easternmost larger cities in Thailand, from where I would make the crossing into Laos.
Apparently Ubon was an important air base for the US forces during the Vietnam War, during which time the city prospered. However it does seem as if not that much has happened in the city since, which in many resp ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Eastern Thailand » Ubon Ratchathani 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
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