Surin and on to Ubon Ratchatani, in Northeast Thailand

changI had to go to Surin to sort out some paperwork on my truck with Nobbi and his wife Noi. I have known them since I first arrived in Nong Khai more than 17 years ago and they wave wonderful friends through the years. Nobbi has operated his “Salami Factory”, distributor business and restaurant in Nong Khai for years and moved to Surin where it all continues. When you ship sausage to Pattaya you know it must be good.
After catching up on all the news and way to many beers we set up a schedule for the next day and off to sleep.
The next morning I did a bit of a wonder around town, which is a plain old Isaan/khmer city.
The bus station is pretty much a mess and the toilets across the car park, to one sad bog.
There are a number of, nearly side by side, Western bars near the bus station for those interested.
The area is full of Khmer ruins and other sites and that is what brings most people to the area. I have posted and mapped many of these already. Surin is certainle worth a visit, but go for plain old lodging, and simple Isaan fare for the night. There is a duck and dimsum place towar the street from Nobbis.
Anyhow, business finished it was back to the bus station to move on to Ubon.
There is very little moving from Surin to Ubon in the afternoon. although I did not check at the train station. There is a new bus company called Shinnakeart. A google search will give you some interesting information.
The coach was late,  due to arrive at 1300, arrived 1345,but the ride to Ubon was in comfort on an empty upper deck.
Although you might not that tellow means nothing on Thailand Highways.
Most of the road is dual carriageway, so except into and out of Sisakhet it was a speedy trip.
Arrived in Ubon about 1700 hours to pleasantly discover that the taxis used their meters and no argument or scamming.

Still more to come
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