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Dhamma retreat in heavenly settings

On the road from Trat to Had lek (the Cambodian border crossing) lies the beautiful Wat Suwan pak dee (formal name), or “The Dhamma resort” (website name), or Wat tung Kai duk – as the locals call it.

Captain Slash was in town and took some photos

Just saw a trackback on Joy’s Pizza page from Captain Slash – a biker who document his rides. Indeed, the captain’s post has several nice photos of Joy’s Pizza, but he also took some shots from the school year’s end festival All in all, this makes us feel a bit shameful, since we have some […]

Video post: OTOP fair

The One Tambon One Product (OTOP) initiative lets each of the 36,000 Tambons (subdistricts) in Thailand select one product that will represent them, and be sold in the various OTOP outlets around the country. Another way to promote these products is by organizing fairs that go around Thailand introducing to people what other villages are […]

Going from Trat to Cambodia

A mini-van from Trat bus station to Hat lek (Thai Border) is the fastest and most comfortable option. Price is 120 Baht. They leave every hour, and the trip takes about 1.5 hours.

How to get to Trat

From Bangkok By bus: Busses go from Ekkamai Eastern Station or MoChit Northern Station. There are buses from Bangkok  international airport (Suvaranabhumi) as well, but they are not as frequent.

Carnival comes to town

This year, the Thai government decided to have a new official public holiday, so that people can celebrate properly before the beginning of the “Pansa“, the Buddhist retreat season.

what is Korean BBQ?

Korean BBQ (in Thai: Mu yang) is a Thai adaptation of a Korean style meal that consists of seafood, meat, veggies and noodles, cooked in hot soup or barbecued right on your table

Loi Krathong

Loi Krathong is held on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls on some day in November. The floating (loi) of a ‘Krathong’ – a banana-leaf cup – is intended to float away ill fortune as well as to express apologies to Khongkha or Ganga, the River Goddess.