Our friend Ben owns a property in the area of Ubon Ratchathani in eastern Thailand. His farm is so remote that he doesn’t have electricity there – the perfect Bush Camp! Let’s take a look at this excellent place!
Before I show you the site itself, let me address some questions I’ve been asked by interested people. Yes, I am available to take guests to these places and be their guide. The costs are reasonable but it does depend upon where you want to go. If you can arrange your own airfare, I will take care of the rest for you. The daily fees range from about US$300 to US$800, everything included. Those prices are very reasonable for a remote village camp vacation. If you don’t believe me, do some checking online in places like Tanzania (like Klein’s Camp).
Now, on to the photos!
And this is what the main deck looks like when standing in front of the entrance previously shown. (These shots were taken over several days which explains the various lighting) We take all our meals on this deck and spent a good deal of time enjoying the open roof.
Here we are getting ready to settle down to some serious eating, Thai style! Of course, I’ve already settled down to some serious drinking, Bushman style! The gentleman on the right is one of Ben’s relatives (Ben is on the left).
The property itself is quite large and makes for a nice stroll in the morning, or after dinner. Except for the people who live in the adjacent property (and are caretakers) the next dwelling is in the village at the end of the road (that girl just looks prettier and prettier every time I see her).
After dinner Hui-Chen checked out my instant tent (that I bought for US$17). You just toss it in the place you want to set up and it pops into shape. Its not really a tent as much as a mosquito net. Great for light weight trips such as bicycle camping.
In many places in the world, this is how you turn on the tap water. Each night we would take turns washing up at the pump because there is no actual shower. Washing by candlelight with a bucket is a pleasant Bush experience that everyone should have at least once.