As part of Living in Thailand, the Rice Field Project follows our journey of buying land and preparing it for building our house. This is part 6. To read the other parts click on the tag Rice Field.
While we are parallel working on the step of having a small bungalow build we were also busy with getting electricity. That sounds an easy task ... but our land is 90m from the last point of electricity. So getting electricity connections involves a few steps.
First we will have to apply & getting an electric cable to our land. With 90m distance this will require 2 electric poles and cable of course. Once we have electric cable to our land we can apply for temporarily electricity connection for what you do not need a house book / house number). Once we have an house number we can apply for permanent electricity connection.
So we played stupid and just went to the local electricity company (PEA) and asked how to get an electric cable to our land. Unfortunetely the first time we were se…
I love early morning motorbike rides but due to the fog I left at 7:30am, bit later as normal. From Tha Wang Pha I took a short-cut road to Pua passing some hills, forrest and a small lake. In Pua I stopped at the 7/11 for the famous biker-breakfast (Ham Cheese Croissant Sandwich + Fruit juice). Now I did not consume that in front of the 7/11 but did stopped at a sala between the rice fields in Pua. Lovely place and I saw that I had a new friend visiting me. From Pua I took route 1081 to Sila Phet and then route 1169 to Santisuk. From Santisuk I took route 1225 to Mae Charim, while on the way I saw that trees indeed do cross roads. From Mae Charim I took route 1168 back to Nan town. After a delicious cake at Nan Art Cafe & Bakery I took route 101 back home. Following are some photos and a screen-shot of the route I took. Come and join me in the cool season (that is actually not so cool at the moment).
Reposting an a 2014 trip to Loei province in North-East Thailand. While traveling in the remote province of Loei we had a very relaxed lunch on one of the bamboo rafts in a lake between the mountains. We enjoyed it so much that we forgot we still had to go to Dan Sai. This lake has become one of my favourite places to have lunch in Loei. And I love staying overnight in Dan Sai. Following are some photos I took in the area of Loei province.
At Chiang Saen is the (in)famous Golden Triangle where the Mekong River for the first time becomes the border between Laos and Thailand. The name Golden Triangle refers to the all area in the 3 countries Burma, Laos and Thailand that was / is famous for its opium production.