Sabua Resort, Phon, Thailand

Hui-Chen and I have done so much in the last few days that its hard for us to blog on all of it at once.  Just to upload the necessary photography to flickr takes hours.  Feel free to browse our photos on flickr and we’ll get to blogging on them as quickly as we can.

Our friends own a resort in a small village, and we like to stay there when we visit Thailand.  The villagers are very nice and we can relax by a fire and enjoy life as one only can in Thailand.

One of the things that I like best about Sabua is the open kitchen.  I usually get up in the morning and cook my own breakfast.  You can pretty much do whatever you want at this resort.

Here I am cutting some Isan sausage that we purchased from a local roadside vendor.  If you’ve never tried it before, you really should!  I like to cut them into small pieces and wok fry them.  I have also been known to make a German style potato salad using these sausages instead of bacon.  They have a wonderful flavor that just can’t be found anywhere else.

This is the gas fired burner that we use in the outdoor kitchen for wok cooking.

Here, I am attempting to cook 2 eggs “sunny.”  The bottoms of the eggs were a bit well done, but the tops were sunny.

The resort has a new building that Hui-Chen hasn’t seen before.

This is the front porch of the new building.  Notice the unusual table made from an old wagon wheel.

This is the inside, which currently is configured as a dining area.  You can have the staff remove the table and chairs if you want to do something different in this room.  The building is divided into 2 sections (with no pass-through door) and the other section is a bedroom.

View of the front of the new building.

This wild fruit grows naturally on the resort.  It tastes bitter, but surprisingly, you want to keep eating them once you taste the first one.

On his last visit, Saumen suggested that they get a swing for the resort.  The owners had this swing built of an old oxcart, and the design is ingenious.

Taken in the early morning light, this shows how peaceful the resort is.

This is shot of the swing and the covered table where you can sit and watch the fish in the pond.

A spiderweb, its presence revealed by the morning dew.

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