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Into the Heart of Isaan

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It has been a shamefully long time since I’ve made a video to share with you. I made one of my trip to Luang Prabang, but there were sound issues with it that I never figured out how to resolve and I was too embarrassed to post it here.

Nevertheless, here is the video of my trip this past Sunday, from Bangkok to Buriram province on the train (now available in HD for your viewing pleasure!).

The whole 8 hour journey cost me 63 baht (or US$2.07). Only 3rd class seats, no air conditioning. I loved the feeling of air on my face the whole day. Until, of course, I tried to start to rub the dirt off of my face. Then, I wasn’t so enamored.You don’t want to see the kleenexes I used to wipe my face.

It was a pleasant journey, and a relaxing way to enjoy the views of Bangkok, Ayutthaya (check out that old-school stupa around 2:00!), Khao Yai National Park, Pak Chong Reservoir, and Khorat. I didn’t actually film up to Lamplaimat, simply because the views out my window were pitch black.

Before the train took off, I sat in the train at the station. I was pleased that had I paid so little for this journey. I was happy I had the time to soak up the experience of train travel again (my favorite way to travel!). I felt joy that this is my life.

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Author: Jordan

I'm a student at Brown University concentrating in Development Studies

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