Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

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Re: Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by beer monkey » September 21, 2009, 6:51 pm

Thanks for the photos and write ups chaps.....thats the place for me, note the colour changes and water flow per season, very green and fast flow sandy colour water in LA's pic, and Parrot Dec 08 A Bit Drier but clearer less flowing water.


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Re: Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by laphanphon » September 22, 2009, 5:02 pm

talk about a difference in pice, wet/dry.........how about a little overnight lite rain, could go brown water rafting now.
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ok, back home, direct route 203/201/210, 200 kms/3 hrs, as opposed to arrive north of loei, 290 km/6hrs, with couple stops, lunch and check out land and quick tour of ban phu. quick pace back to udon, not too many problems passing and as pointed out, nobody passing me, which the reason for one of the 2 quick stops, 1 pit stop, 1 money stop/100 baht, as i was the only dummy in the right lane as we crested the hill, immediately got over, as i saw them way down bottom of hill, almost hit the one, as trying to play 'busy talking, not looking, so can't stop', didn't work, 2nd officer in direct line of being hit. thought about pulling a Stan, but not that location as couple stations up the road if wanting to call ahead. of course the usual routine, license, give him both, hands me one back, then says, hey, mb license, well, you had then, pick one. speeding, 120, don't think so, passing truck, now chit chat time, where from, how fast they drive there................honey, talk, he's not writing, ask what he wants..........now please, he's turning page.........can pay you, so don't have to go back to NBLP, 100 BAHT/BYE. she's a little slow at time, if they don't take the license, and get out of the sun and start writing right away, they would rather have the money, but he wasn't going to ask, have to offer. can i pay you instead of ticket and going back to NBLP...... :roll: :roll: :roll:

in his defense, i was and am usually speeding, but so was everyone else. don't lie to me and say you have speed strips, just ask and lets go. no complaints, friendly chap, better than the alternative, but....

anyone thinking of going, they had mud/rock slides on hilly part of road, in couple spots, right before NPLP, so down to one side, one lane each, and looks like it will take at least a week to clean up. need some heavy equipment for that one. also, as you pass NBLP municipality, lake/7-11, hop over to the left service/frontage road, and stay there as long as possible, as the are resurfacing the to loei side. you may even consider going half way, the way i went to it, kut chap road/2263, then left back to 210 instead of to ban phue, which will put you at na klang when back on 210, via 2097 south. especially if planning on the weekend, kut chap way, adds about 15 kms, and a bit slower road, but no detour/construction. probably about the same, but you'll be moving the whole time.

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Re: Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by laphanphon » October 5, 2009, 10:32 pm

tried a couple times to upload this, from the dining/deck area out back of hotel.

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Re: Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by Wisdom » February 12, 2010, 2:14 am

This thread on Loei is very interesting. I have been to Loei, as my tgf lives in village near Nong Hin, and i did like it there. I will be retiring in about a year or so to Issan, and am considering settling in Loei as opposed to Udon Thani. I have seen no property to buy or rent on the internet for Loei, and suspect the only way to find out is asking when I am there in Loei, which i will be visiting in September, all being well. Has anyone any idea on property in Loei by chance?

Although Udon has the AEK hospital and shops, Loei is only about 80 miles away i believe. I think i would like the quieter lifestyle Loei may offer, and it is nearer tgf village as well. Plus property would be cheaper maybe, as not many farang there yet? If anyone has any thoughts, pluses or minuses on maybe settling in Loei, i would be very interested in hearing them. Cheers! :D

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Re: Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by collingwood » February 13, 2010, 8:24 am

Phil R
If you are in Loei the Krung Thai bank have a display board of houses and land for sale. I think they are properties the bank has foreclosed on but not certain about that.The bank is upstairs but the display board is directly opposite the atm,s downstairs,groundlevel.
Other than that i am unaware of any actual real estate office. When we bought our land it was through somebody who knew someone etc etc. Word of mouth seems to work quite well here.
I might add the properties on the Krung Thai display board seem to be very reasonably priced

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Post by Galee » February 13, 2010, 8:36 am

PhilR wrote: Loei is only about 80 miles away i believe.
And the rest Phil. Takes nearly 2 hours by car.
If your planning to live there, hope you like Issan food. Very few Western food outlets.

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Re: Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by jackspratt » February 13, 2010, 9:18 am

According to google maps, UT to Loei is about 150km, or 93 miles.

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Post by Brian Davis » February 13, 2010, 1:46 pm

collingwood wrote:Phil R
If you are in Loei the Krung Thai bank have a display board of houses and land for sale. I think they are properties the bank has foreclosed on but not certain about that. ....
....... Word of mouth seems to work quite well here.
Yes, think you're correct about the foreclosing.

Phil, yes something I never, perhaps, mentioned to you, but many banks do have these notice boards, but I'm not certain of the 'value for money'. Personally, I cannot imagine the banks would offer too many real bargains,but I,hopefully, stand to be corrected.
Word of mouth ...... That's some understatement. :lol: Blimey, one has only to break wind and the whole district is gossiping about it! ;)
Seriously, if there's a property for sale/rent, then word gets about quickly locally.

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Re: Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by Wisdom » February 13, 2010, 3:47 pm

Thanks coillingwood the information about Krung Thai Bank in Loei, i'll certainly visit there this September. As for the two hour drive to Udon, i do like Issan food Galee, within reason of course! But like here, i could do the weekly 'big shop' in Udon as i do here maybe? So, 93 miles, quite a way but if i remember a pretty good road between the two!?

As for local knowledge Brian. As you know when at the Loei Palace before, i asked about a rental car, and i'm sure a car of a mate of the receptionist appeared, fronted by his girlfriend who could speak English! So i'm sure that local asking will pay dividends there. And, i think because property is so uncommercialised still, hopefully the prices will stay low, which suits me just fine! :D

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Re: Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by BobHelm » February 13, 2010, 4:39 pm

Little bit of caution required when buying from the Banks.
Make sure that the property is actually physically empty before you buy & change all locks on moving in!!
The road Loei/Udon is pretty good, but I guess 2 hours each way is a fair estimate of the time it will take.

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Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by konba » January 8, 2013, 8:04 pm

Great thread and pics BeerMonkey!
Can you tell me if the pool is heated at the Palace Hotel or is it ice cold like most of them in the Isan? :mrgreen:
I'm planning a trip to Phu Rua in the coming weeks with the family and looking for a place to sleep.

Sorry to revive and old thread...

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Post by karonsteve » January 8, 2013, 8:13 pm

It is unheated so you will probably have it to yourselves.

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Trip To Loei... early Jan 07.

Post by writemotive » January 8, 2013, 9:22 pm

You may want to opt to stay in Phu Rua, I checked trip advisor, and the ChiangKhan thread (a couple of posts down) and got some recent info on visitng and staying in the area.

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