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Often forgotten or overlooked by travelers, the seemingly dry, flat northeast region of Thailand is subtly enticing. Known locally as Isaan, it is spotted with natural wonders, features delicious regional cuisine, and is home to an eclectic variety of festivals only found there. The Mekong River winds its way between the borders of Isaan and Laos, offering waterfront views and an interesting place to explore.

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Isaan Thai Food: 6 Northeastern Thai Dishes You Should Try

Isaan Thai food is renowned for its pungent sauces, spicy chilies, and unusual proteins. It isn't often in the spotlight but it certainly has its own die-hard fans who will travel far for Isaan food made right. Here are several crowd-pleasing dishes that we've eaten...

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Things to Do in Udon Thani, Thailand

Udon Thani isn't on many vacationers' radars but it does have a large expat community, which means it's a good place to visit for people who don't speak much Thai. We've been there a handful of times (it's a short flight from Bangkok), so we've put together a roundup...

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A Culture Lover’s Travel Guide to Loei Thailand

Loei, Thailand is perhaps best known to visitors for its annual Ghost Festival. However, it also sports beautiful views of the Mekong River from a historic waterfront town, mist-shrouded mountains, and a unique minority tribe that can be visited year-round. We've put...

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How to Get to Loei: Transit Guide

Loei doesn't have as many transportation options as other cities, but visitors will be glad to learn that there are daily flights from Bangkok into its small airport as well as multiple bus routes from nearby cities and provinces. In this short transit guide, we've...

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Why Travel to Isaan: Thailand’s Countryside

Central Thailand evokes images of a cosmopolitan, sleepless city and Thai temples. Northern Thailand promises cool, green mountains. Southern Thailand wows visitors with gorgeous beaches and islands. But what is Isaan Thailand? And why should you travel there? This...

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Four Beautiful National Parks in Chaiyaphum

Now that rainy season is in full swing, we're going the extra mile to explore Thailand's landlocked areas in the north and northeast regions. Although Thailand's beaches are undeniably gorgeous, we have a soft spot for the mountains and countryside, which are...

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Exploring the Beauty of the Siam Tulip Festival

It's not often we find ourselves in Isaan, the northeast region of Thailand. Although it's arguably the least explored area of the country, its quiet countryside has some incredible natural attractions. Take the sprawling, hot pink fields of Siam Tulips for example....

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Our Best Instagram Photos of 2014

We can proudly say that 2014 was our first full calendar year living in Thailand. As we step into 2015, we looked back through our best Instagram photos of 2014 and remembered what made the past year so amazing. #1  New Years at Thapae Gate We started 2014 New Years...

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Red Lotus Sea in Udon Thani, Thailand

In Northeast Thailand, we came across an otherworldly attraction that combined the beauty of a tropical flower garden and the serenity of a lake. This spectacular site is home to millions of lotus flowers and appropriately named the Red Lotus Sea or Talay Bua Daeng....

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