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Malcolm Gault-Williams
Works at Retirement, Travelling & Writing
Attended University of Corpus Christi
Lives in Isaan, Thailand
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Lao Trip 10.4b - Jittzy and Friends
Towards sundown, I checked out the area near where I had met
Eric and then re-met him again, in search of barbeque. But, the street shops
were mostly all pho , so I
decided to try the Lao Derm Savan, which is a bit upscale for me, but on the
river, which I ...
Towards sundown, I checked out the area near where I had met Eric and then re-met him again, in search of barbeque. But, the street shops were mostly all pho, so I decided to try the Lao Derm Savan, which is a bit upscale for...
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Lao Trip 10.3 - Savan
Day Three, I took the southbound bus from Pakxan to Tha Khaek ,
passing thru Pak
Kading , where the Nam
Kading hits the Mekong, and Hinboun ,
where the Nam Hinboun does likewise; both very sizeable rivers. This bus was better than yesterday’s .
At least we ...
Day Three, I took the southbound bus from Pakxan to Tha Khaek, passing thru Pak Kading, where the Nam Kading hits the Mekong, and Hinboun, where the Nam Hinboun does likewise; both very sizeable rivers. This bus was better...
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Lao Trip 10.1b - Vientiane
After stamping out of Thailand ,
crossing the Mekong into Lao, and purchasing my one-month Lao visa ($45 USD), I
was approached by the usual touts for a ride into Vientiane (about a 20-minute ride). Taxis I
dismissed without a second thought, but one tuk-tu...
After stamping out of Thailand, crossing the Mekong into Lao, and purchasing my one-month Lao visa ($45 USD), I was approached by the usual touts for a ride into Vientiane (about a 20-minute ride). Taxis I dismissed without a...
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Big Storm Blows In
It was a late afternoon, after “ our
workers ” (aka “our special workers” – reference to them being on loan to us
from our temple, as well as other reasons) had knocked off for the day and I
had provided liquid refreshment in the form of Leo see kuat (four
...
It was a late afternoon, after “our workers” (aka “our special workers” – reference to them being on loan to us from our temple, as well as other reasons) had knocked off for the day and I had provided liquid refreshment in t...
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Bann Nah 17 - Wood Ironing
The first thing Lott
and Naht set about doing, in the New Year ,
was to “iron” the redwood floor boards. This meant that each piece was machine
sanded and made to be the same thickness. We had bought 50-year-old floor
boards from a torn down Isaan family ho...
The first thing Lott and Naht set about doing, in the New Year, was to “iron” the redwood floor boards. This meant that each piece was machine sanded and made to be the same thickness. We had bought 50-year-old floor boards f...
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2014 - Rescue Party
The other story I promised to
tell you about , which took place soon after the new year of 2014 had begun,
was a tale I call “Rescue Party.” It started out innocently enough. My wife Thiphawan (Thip) was away visiting another temple and I had been tasked wi...
The other story I promised to tell you about, which took place soon after the new year of 2014 had begun, was a tale I call “Rescue Party.” It started out innocently enough. My wife Thiphawan (Thip) was away visiting anoth...
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Lao Trip 10,4 - Non-Immigrant "O" Visa
Fourth day of my tenth trip to Lao – and my second trip to
obtain a one-year Thai visa at Savannakhet – turned out to be one of those
great days (actually night) in my favorite country to travel in. Looking back
on it, I rank the day up there with the after...
Fourth day of my tenth trip to Lao – and my second trip to obtain a one-year Thai visa at Savannakhet – turned out to be one of those great days (actually night) in my favorite country to travel in. Looking back on it, I rank...
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Lao Trip 10.2 - To Pakxan
On my second day in Lao, the Thai government warned tropical
storm was still nowhere in sight. After a continental breakfast at the
Duang Deuane, I checked-out and looked for a tuk-tuk to the southern bus
station. I’ve learned to negotiate prices for samlor...
On my second day in Lao, the Thai government warned tropical storm was still nowhere in sight. After a continental breakfast at the Duang Deuane, I checked-out and looked for a tuk-tuk to the southern bus station. I’ve learne...
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Lao Trip 10.1a - To Nong Khai
All my trips out of Thailand (mostly to Lao) involve
some preparation. This tenth trip to Lao required more than most. For one thing, we were still in the middle of building Bann Nah . So,
there were things like running out of #3 nails and having to get ano...
All my trips out of Thailand (mostly to Lao) involve some preparation. This tenth trip to Lao required more than most. For one thing, we were still in the middle of building Bann Nah. So, there were things like running out...
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Bann Nah 18 - Eaves and Fancy Trim
By early February 2015, the old
red wood floor was completed. I regret not shooting some video of the work,
as it once again surprised me how simple but effective Lott and Naht’s approach
to the task was. Thip and I were pretty busy and had been for a while...
By early February 2015, the old red wood floor was completed. I regret not shooting some video of the work, as it once again surprised me how simple but effective Lott and Naht’s approach to the task was. Thip and I we...
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Bann Nah 16 - Structural Strength
Slowly, after the calendar New Year had begun, our workers Lott and Naht returned to the Bann Nah worksite after a three month work stoppage. They had their reasons, most of which were legit. These
included: 1) being called back to the wat (temple) in prepa...
Slowly, after the calendar New Year had begun, our workers Lott and Naht returned to the Bann Nah worksite after a three month work stoppage. They had their reasons, most of which were legit. These included: 1) being calle...
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New Year 2014 & 2015
Last year ( beginning
2014 ), I had promised you that I’d tell you two interesting, somewhat
embarrassing stories from the time of New Year’s. Thais have a similar tradition of New Year’s celebrations as most of the rest of the
world . That is, the big thin...
Last year (beginning 2014), I had promised you that I’d tell you two interesting, somewhat embarrassing stories from the time of New Year’s. Thais have a similar tradition of New Year’s celebrations as most of the rest of ...
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  • Retirement, Travelling & Writing
    2011 - present
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Isaan, Thailand
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Santa Barbara, California USA - Bayville, Long Island, New York USA - Port Aransas, South Texas, Texas - Port Lavaca, Texas - Denver, Colorado - Ft. Collins, Poudre Canyon, Colorado - Boulder, Four Mile Canyon, Colorado - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Ojai, California - Piedras Blancas, Sespe, California - Ventura, California - Nikishka, Alaska - Stamford, Connecticut - Holderness, New Hampshire
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Son, Husband, Father, Surfer, Writer, Gamer and Seeker of The Truth
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The Most Plagiarized Surf Writer on Earth
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  • University of Corpus Christi
    English, 1968 - 1973
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Raymon Malcolm Williams, Malcolm Gault-Williams