THAILAND… Hiking the Rice Paddies – part 1

Country Life in Northeast Thailand

New Post on my YouTube Channel “Travel Guide and Photography”

Have you ever thought about coming to Thailand on vacation or how about living in Thailand? I have lived in Thailand for three years when I am not working on a ship. And many people ask me what it is like to live in Thailand as an Expat from the United States.

Thailand is a beautiful country and has much to offer everyone. This new playlist is not about Bangkok, Pattaya, the islands or beaches in Southern Thailand. It is not about Northwest Thailand and the mountains near Chiang Mai or Pai. We have and will continue to take you to visit the tourist spots, cities and other remote areas on the channel but this playlist is about “Country Life in Northeast Thailand.”

My wife Pla and I have decided to show you what it is like in the rural countryside of Northeast Thailand where we live in a very small farming community called Nawa. Pla was born and raised in Nawa and we will give you the insiders view of the town, surrounding villages, open air markets, food stalls, the countryside and the people that live here.

The first video will be through the rice paddies on my 5 mile, 8km, hike that I take every morning. Pla joins me sharing her knowledge of the area. She talks about the different trees, herbs the occasional vegetable garden at a villager’s house. She talks to the locals living in the rice paddies and explains how they live off the land and harvest fish, shrimp and crab.

I hope you enjoy the “Country Life in Northeast Thailand” and we look forward from hearing from you. Enjoy… Larry and Pla

Author: larry pannell

I started my career in photography as a professional photojournalist in 1979 at the time working with several newspapers and magazines in Southern California. What I loved most about photojournalism was its diversity and over my career I covered professional sports, concerts and travel. As life would have it mine took yet another turn and in 1988 I developed an interest in holistic medicine. I became a professional massage therapist specializing in sports medicine. In 1991 I decided to go to medical school and obtained a medical degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and stared my career as a licensed acupuncture physician. After medical school I moved my practice to northern Idaho for a year before settling in the resort area of Sun Valley, Idaho. I’ve always been an outdoor person and hiking and backpacking the Rockies and fishing the pristine river waters and high altitude lakes offered me a wonderful photographic opportunity. In 2010 I left Sun Valley and I once again found myself on a cruise ship, this time working as an “Acupuncturist at Sea”. For the past seven years I have traveled to 85 countries, which has allowed me to photograph much of the world.

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