Introduction

I have already been living in Thailand with Mai, my fiancée since early July 2018.  In that time we have gotten married after spending a few weeks in Bangkok figuring out the paperwork.  Then jetting off afterwards to Chiangmai for a short honeymoon.  After that, we flew to Udon Thani, which is a few hours away from our home and began shopping for the items we would need to make the home operational such as a TV, washing machine and basically everything for the kitchen and dining room.

Our house is in the small town of So Phisai, in Bueng Kan province, which is in the far northeast of the country.  The map below will show you where we are.

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As you can see, we’re not far from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar…all sorts of fascinating places!  To date, we have visited a friend working in Myanmar and I spent an enjoyable weekend exploring Vientiane, the capitol of Laos several years ago.

Bueng Kan is a rural province.  We have rice growing across the street from our house and a rubber plantation behind us.  Elsewhere there are banana plantations, plus pineapples, papayas, coconuts, mangoes and sugar.  The Mekong River forms the boundary between Thailand and Laos, so we get plenty of fresh fish as well.

We’re finally settle in here and enjoying our lives together.  I get out and do a little photography when the weather permits, we’re in the summer rainy season now and when it rains it rains a lot!  I’m looking forward to exploring and photographing the countryside.  I also cant wait to get my radios set up and doing some listening.  I just need some critical equipment from back home.  I’m also looking forward to joining the Radio Amateurs Society of Thailand and working towards getting my Thai ham license so I can get on the air!

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I retired after a 30-year career with an engineering consulting firm in Toronto and recently moved to Thailand to marry my fiancee of 10 years and settle down to an exciting new life. I'm an amateur radio operator (VE3HLS in Canada) and hope to become on here eventually. I'm also an amateur photographer and hope to be very busy photographing and showing you my beautiful surroundings. My blog will contain entries on all three subjects, so I hope you don't mind picking through the boring stuff to get to what interests you. Oh. About bueng-ken.com. We live in Bueng Kan province, which is about as far as you can get from Bangkok as you travel northeast. I just thought it would be clever to combine my name with the province's name!

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