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Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 10 – Riverside Restaurant and Living The Good Life

| August 6, 2010 | 6 Comments | 5,785 views
Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 10 – Riverside Restaurant and Living The Good Life

These are pictures from the river at Khong Chiam on the Laos/Thailand border near the Chong Mek border crossing. A friend and I drove up to the border to have lunch and explore. Click here for map. Here are some pics of the river demarcating the Thai/Laos border. We choose this spot because it is […]

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Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 9 – The Rock

| August 1, 2010 | 10 Comments | 35,833 views
Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 9 – The Rock

The Rock is the largest disco in Ubon Ratchathani. There are no hostesses or anything unusual. Just live music, alcohol and people getting a buzz on. It’s a large warehouse style club with huge floorspace and a large stage. The tables are rather beat up and run down, the air conditioning is not all that […]

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Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 6 – Mix Club

| July 23, 2010 | 2 Comments | 9,118 views
Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 6 – Mix Club

The worst night club in Ubon. Avoid!

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Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 4 – Cool Rides

| July 19, 2010 | 3 Comments | 8,099 views
Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 4 – Cool Rides

In The World, a cool customized ride is the exclusive province of the affluent but in rural Thailand a cool custom ride is within financial reach of every man — or at least every Big Whitey. In L.A., guys routinely spend $20,000+ USD on custom choppers,  a custom paint job for a car costs $4000+ […]

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Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 3 – U-Bar

| July 18, 2010 | 6 Comments | 14,004 views
Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 3 – U-Bar

U-bar is the premier alternative live rock bar in Ubon Ratchathani. These are pics taken on the street in front of U-bar on successive nights. Besides having great live music, really cheap beer (by Bangkok standards) the bar also attracts many of the hipsters of Ubon Ratchatani and is a great place to meet people, […]

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Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 2 – Private Karaoke

| July 17, 2010 | 6 Comments | 14,489 views
Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 2 – Private Karaoke

The Bua Boutique Hotel has a Karaoke on the first floor. There are private VIP rooms upstairs which costs 200 THB (less than $7 USD) for 2 hours. This is the VIP floor. Each room has an eyehole in the door so the staff can surreptitiously look in and see what is going on. Or […]

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Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 1 – Bua Boutique Hotel

| July 17, 2010 | 14 Comments | 12,676 views
Road Trip to Ubon Ratchathani, Part 1 – Bua Boutique Hotel

These pics are from a recent road trip to Ubon Ratchathani. Ubon is way up near the Thai/Laos border and is quite a drive from Bangkok. There are two types of Thai cities—ones with a significant Expat community and those that are largely Expat free. Udonthani is an example of a city with a significant […]

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