Isaan, the northeastern most region of Thailand is known as a back country area with friendly people and delicious food. There is will you will find the Thai folk music with its ever climbing crescendos and driving rhythm. I have anticipated spending time in this often overlooked region for a very long time.
In further obsessive preparation before flying I proceeded to go on an email campaign for anyone and everyone in Thailand with a dope restaurant I could work in during the visit. Idle hands and whatnot. From a list of personal recommendations from Chawadee Nualkhair of Bangkok Glutton I was familiarized with Le Du,
At this point I’m a few days in on my Thailand trip. I’ve familiarized myself with the different districts of Bangkok, checked in at my stage location and I understand the BTS light rail and subway system pretty well. I’m ready to get out of town for a day before I start my grueling work week,
Before my first trip to Thailand I watched a show called Girl Eats World with Kamini Pather. She features bloggers from around the world during her travels and on the Bangkok episode she spoke with Chawadee Nualkhair of Bangkok Glutton. I immediately started checking out her blogs and books.
From the very beginning, I knew I wanted to pair with local farmers for the produce we get in at Aep. A friend had told me about this group that helped refugees with farming backgrounds develop and adapt their skills to midwest Missouri. I had to know more. I got into contact with New Roots for Refugees and I immediately fell in love with their mission,