Well for all you fans who enjoy seeing me head back to the Northeast of Thailand we have the third installment from Nong Khai in the Isaan region of Thailand.This is part three of a small town called Nong Khai. What does it cost to eat well and what options are there? What is the rent cost in Nong Khai if you really look? Can a category 1 RIPper (Retiree In Paradise) live well and eat well there? Let’s find out about food costs, things to do and also talk to a RIPper who has been living 22 years in Thailand and many of those in Nong Khai. Click HERE to see the full interview with Frank
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Isaan is bordered by Laos and Cambodia on three sides. This scorching-hot area of northeast Thailand is known as Isaan. It comprises a third of the country’s land area and is home to nearly a third of its population. This is the poorest region of the kingdom of Thailand, and it is also the least-visited. Farming is the traditional way of life in Isaan.
At the eastern end of this upper part of Thailand, is the border town of Nong Khai which is surrounded by wonderfully ornate temples, some of which are used by the large population of Vietnamese and Chinese migrants.
Nong Khai is a bustling Thai town and the main gateway to Laos and Vientiane positioned along the Mekong River.
Nong Khai exhibits the well known Isaan Culture which is very different from the culture of the central, northern and southern regions of Thailand. Isaan is known for its warmth, friendliness and kindness. The Isaan dialect has been drawn from both Thai and Lao roots. These days the distinctive Isaan culture has tremendous pride to those who are born into this region. Most indigenous people here speak both Thai and the local dialect called Isaan.
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