Friday, 31 December 2010

Looking Back at 2553 and my posts....

Well Nok Air opened the Chiang Mai-Udon route, and closed it

The Outlet Mall Opened

Thai Air continue to fly the Bangkok-Udon route

We have vflights from Udon to Phuket

The resort is open

The Karaoke, opened, closed and has now reopened under tight management.

I am still enjoying life here.

Not a bad year

More officialdom

My temporary one year driving license expired yesterday, so now it's time to get a proper 5 year one.  Of course first task is ignore what has been read and see what the Transport Office in Nong Han need.  Last time it was a breeze, so TiT this time I am expecting new hurdles.

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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Want to visit Laos, get ready to pay another $2

It is reported that Laos is to introduce a tourism tax to enable it to promote tourism through marketing!

We've been here before, but Nok Mini are reported...

to be reopening the Chiang Mai - Udon route on February 1st and Chaing Mai - Khon Kaen on March 14th.  Initial frequency reported to be every other day

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

More Goings On In Udon

Construction has also started on the New Sports Complex for Udon, slated as being the best equipped in Thailand!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Meanwhile - development on expanded Central Plaza

Development has started on the expansion of Central Plaza Udon Thani.  It will certainly give Udon a further boost following the completion of UD Town and the Outlet Mall.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Todays Main Site Updates


Updated Pictures Of The House


Christmas Day was quiet as Nit started his new venture selling at the local markets.  This meant heading to Nong Han early to stock up on what is basically Chinese ****.  Nit is buying from a local shop, wholesale and they had just arrived back from Bangkok with a load.  A least as we are buying things he also sells there is a demand.  Nit is being 'restrictive' keeping to items he can sell for 20Baht with a 20% margin.  Day one at the local Saturday market which cost 80Baht for the pitch and yielded sales of 3500Baht

As a result I spent the afternoon cooking roast pork, vegetables and home made ice cream and we had a small party at the karaoke in the evening once Nit returned.  However the favorite was the 'starter' of strawberries in red wine!.

Thursday, 23 December 2010


A few days work and I've finally got round to adding an ebookstore to the site.  You can download ebooks about Thailand and South East Asia direct to your PC, iPad, Kindle or other device.  I hope it will be particularly useful for those of you not in Thailand as many of the books are only readily available in printed form in Thailand.  Some of the books are only available in eBook format.

Sunday, 19 December 2010


You'll notice the new URL, bookmark it now and change any links.  I'll post updates on what has been happening together with more regular posts starting this week.