Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

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Post by newtovillagelife » August 25, 2018, 8:34 am

Wow, I would never of thought to use a knife as a screwdriver. They are resourceful.

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Post by parrot » September 17, 2018, 12:16 pm

I walked about 20m past this shop.......then thought, 'quintessentially Isaan, for sure!', and backtracked to take a photo. On Srichomcheun Rd next door to my favorite noodle soup stop
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Post by parrot » October 4, 2018, 2:09 pm

My wife sensed her outdoor shoes were a bit heavier than normal. Lucky for her, she checked before inserting her foot.
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Post by parrot » October 4, 2018, 2:11 pm

This crunchy topping may be found elsewhere in Thailand......but I'd bet it's origins were in Isaan.
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Post by parrot » October 14, 2018, 3:47 pm

A friend was visiting some family members and sent me this photo. There are what I'd call 3 quintessentially Isaan aspects of this photo.....maybe more.
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Post by parrot » October 20, 2018, 3:26 pm

This photo was posted on one of the Udon Thai websites.......I've seen the same thing on several occasions....just never taken a photo.
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Post by parrot » February 6, 2019, 1:17 pm

While at the gardening store yesterday (just before Naka) I took this photo of a man from Kalasin.......having just delivered a load of bricks....taking a break in the cab of his truck. No time to rest, he told me. When he gets home it's time to go fishing.
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Post by parrot » February 6, 2019, 1:18 pm

And then, just about home, and we hit the village traffic jam! Typical for Isaan drivers, they're on the wrong side of the divided road.
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Post by parrot » February 7, 2019, 2:30 pm

As often happens, we'll be driving along, fdah, when I stop the truck and proceed to back up. My wife puts that look on her face when I tell her I have to take a photo. She rarely sees the 'quintessentially Isaan" aspect of whatever it is I take a photo of. But I do.
This photo, taken in HuiSamRan ห้วยสำราญ, about 18km outside of Udon, strikes me as a better idea than putting a tire in a rubbish heap.
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Post by parrot » March 16, 2019, 6:53 pm

Out where I live, it's not all that unusual to have to yield to the cows heading home or to greener pastures.......but this herd of water buffalo had apparently just finished up shopping at Lotus or BMW and were heading across the way. I looked for a herder.....but didn't see one.
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Post by Old Grumpy » March 17, 2019, 12:10 pm

Mains water supply now laid on in the village. :roll:
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Post by yartims » March 18, 2019, 8:34 pm

fish farming pontoons at sri chiang mai.. they lost some stock due to a fruit juice factory up river dumping unwanted stocks in the river and they drowned in tomato juice ..on another occasion they couldnt cope with the flow and all dropped dead due to over exertion..
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Post by karonsteve » March 19, 2019, 8:33 am

I wonder what those fish tasted like after ingesting tomato juice?

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Post by yartims » March 19, 2019, 8:13 pm

could be pineapple juice as well ..yes they have had a few setbacks due to the mekong pollution which is deadly from further up. human waste and heavy metals \:D/

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