Living in Nan

Nan River in Nan province, North Thailand

In the near future and beyond you will see more postings about Nan province in North Thailand. Yes, we moved from the heart of North-East Thailand to one of the last frontiers of Thailand in the remote province Nan. It was a more as 600 km ride from the heart of North-East Thailand to a small village along the Nan River north of Nan city. When I moved to Thailand medio 2000 I arrived with 1 suite-case, 1 big backpack and 1 office bag. It  took me almost 16 years but I accumulate much more as a lovely wife and a cat. We moved with 1 huge truck, our own truck full and me myself on my motorbike.

Why Nan? I love mountains, nature and cultural history. And it can all be found here in Nan province. Actually 16 years too late. I remember once a conversation with a Belgium friend in Sukhothai who said "If I would not have found my love here in Sukhothai I would be looking for living in Phrae or Nan".

But here we are now and I love it! It is a small village, in Thailand nicknamed "Ban Nok" with about 200 houses. Nearest 7-11 is 12 km away. Just as nearest ATM, bank, gasoline station. There are only 2 small Pap & Mom shops in the village. And our neighbours are a kind of farmers. Personally I think descents of hill-tribe people, who still go to the mountains in the very early morning to work. Well I will write soon more about the lovely upcountry village live in Nan province.

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