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Nakhon Phanom

May 26 - May 27, 2002


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About the Trip
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Getting there
Ubon Ratchathani
Ko Chang
Surat Thani
Suan Mokkh #1
Suan Mokkh #2
Suan Mokkh #3
Suan Mokkh #4
Chiang Mai #1
Western Laos
Vang Vieng
Lake Nam Ngum
Nong Khai
Khon Kaen
Chiang Mai #2
Chiang Mai #3
Chiang Mai #4
Chiang Mai #5
Mae Sariang
Mae Hong Son
Tham Lot
Chiang Mai #6
Nan & Phrae
Um Phang
Mae Sot
Bang Pa-in
Udon Thani
Sakhon Nakhon
That Phanom
Nakhon Phanom
Sri Racha
Going Home
The day before leaving Savannakhet my camera stopped working. Here's the next email I sent after returning to Thailand:

After crossing back from Laos I went to Nakhon Phanom for a couple of days. I stayed in a hotel across from the town clock near the river. Every hour it would give this soft chime that I quite enjoyed. Particularly since it came early every hour, reminding all and sundry that the clock was running 13 minutes fast and nobody cares.

Last week the Burmese closed their border with Thailand again (they do this every couple of years). There was a border scuffle and the usual nonsense about who shot at who first. The bridge in Mae Sot that I crossed about three weeks ago to get a new Thai visa is now blocked with a barbed-wire barricade and soldiers.


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