What Happens in Mukdahan Stays in Mukdahan

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My last trip to Thailand found me splitting time between Mukdahan and Nakhon Phanom and while I enjoy both provinces, the latter of the two is my hands down favorite. Nakhon Phanom is a good sized city, the 14th largest in Thailand, but it still has a nice home town feel to it. And if you venture 5 minutes out of town in any direction you are smack dab in the middle of nowhere farm country. It is the best of both worlds, a city where there is always something to do and farm country where you can relax and watch clouds go by.

Mukdahan on the other hand has a very small town feel. Sure there are a few bars  and a disco at the Mukdahan Grand but for the most part the sidewalks roll up at 7pm. But, if you are looking for a little something on the side then Mukdahan has a place or two where you can discretely take care of your needs.

Potential love shackI know this sounds bad, but I am only a man and while I was in Mukdahan I found myself feeling certain urges that can only be satisfied by something new. I had heard about this one particular place I could go and while I was in town with the family I had the opportunity to seek out this den of pleasure.

Luckily for me Pookie’s daughter Fa needed to go to the clinic for a follow up visit and the clinic was crowded. This gave me all the time I needed. Unfortunately young brother was left behind to keep me company, but I had a plan.

Down town MukdahanSeeing as I always have my camera with me I figured I would offer young brother a cigarette and then slowly start taking pictures of the town as I walked farther from the pickup truck. Eventually I made it to the corner and within a few steps I made it around the bend and out of sight. Now I was free to seek my pleasure and I was a man on a mission.

A sign from above in MukdahanOf course, as things always go, I was headed in the wrong direction which I found out about a half a mile down the road. It seemed I needed to go back the way I came and I would once again need to maneuver around little brother and the clinic. Luckily I made my way back and past them all without notice. The sign told me I was heading in the right direction.

Flirty Thai girlsI walked for what seemed like a mile and passed more than a few beautiful women along the way. They didn’t care to speak too much but they were flirting up a storm.  While they were very nice I couldn’t help but think they wouldn’t satisfy my needs. I had heard about one special woman, a woman that took what she did for a living very seriously. In fact I had heard what she could do was more of an art form than anything that could ever be considered work. I knew she was the one I had to find.

Down a few blocks and through a small side street I saw the woman I had been looking for. Unfortunately for me she was surrounded by quite a few Thai men and it looked like I would have to wait my turn. It was silly of me to think  I could have her all to myself especially considering how round, firm and large her dim sum was. It was the most beautiful dim sum I had ever seen.

The Thai woman of my dreams

I didn’t have time to sit and enjoy the subtle full bodied aroma or savor the succulent sour pork. I had to get back before anyone found out what I was up to. Pookie and her Mama are wonderful cooks but after 4 days of fish for breakfast I had no choice but to seek out another woman’s skills. I was also smart enough to be discreet about my wandering palate because it wouldn’t do to upset the ladies of the house.

What? You didn’t think I was talking about something else…did you?

My Dim Sum lover

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11 Responses to What Happens in Mukdahan Stays in Mukdahan
  1. Martyn
    October 11, 2009 | 2:27 am

    I took the bait but I knew you wouldn’t do anything bad to upset Pookie but I couldn’t figure out what you were up to. I didn’t think food more perhaps a harmless ogle in a go go bar, perhaps for a future post but I guessed Mukdahan wouldn’t have one.

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s you ain’t going to get but I sometimes slap a couple pieces of bread onto the grill of mama’s charcoal cooking pot and with a couple of fried or poached eggs you’ve got a village breakfast to die for. Mind you your dim sum does look a good alternative.
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    • Talen
      October 13, 2009 | 9:38 pm

      I had a breakfast sandwich brought to me one morning with egg and chicken and I was in heaven until I learned it was actually egg and left over tadpoles from the day before…the tadpoles were good but not a morning food.

  2. Lloyd
    October 11, 2009 | 6:32 am

    Like you I have several mia noi’s that serve my needs, I love my wife deeply but sometimes one needs more than one woman can offer.

  3. Catherine
    October 11, 2009 | 2:35 pm

    Talen, you are so funny :-)

    And yum! Dim sum. Ari had a decent place to feast (man or women). For several years, I would frequent it for extended Sunday lunches. They grew and didn’t keep up with the growth (quality of both service and dim sum went down). Sad. No more dim sum for me.
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  4. Mike
    October 11, 2009 | 11:15 pm

    A great tale although knowing you through the pages of your blog I knew Pookie was safe.

    I get the impression most Thai ladies think their food is the best in the world and I am certainly not going to stick my head above the parapet and tell MTF I didn’t enjoy something!

    Aroi or Aloi mak mak!
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    • Talen
      October 13, 2009 | 9:36 pm

      Didn’t think I could fool you Mike…I think it might be very easy to say that sampling another womans food over your womans could be a very bad thing if you should let it slip that you like it more.

  5. Stuart
    October 13, 2009 | 11:30 am

    Great post! I have to admit you had me… I was a bit shocked, but my curiosity got the best of me. Is it April 1 already? :)
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  6. SiamRick
    October 13, 2009 | 9:10 pm

    Yeah, me too. Hooked. A tale well told, Talen. Particularly effective as a ruse was the red shack photo. Where was that photo shot? (Hint, hint ;-)

    Now, I was very interested in your thoughts about Nakhon Phanom. Stick wrote a very complimentary travel feature on that city. Spoke highly of the, uh, citizenry and how a guy couldn’t go wrong if he, uh, simply looked around. No, a good bar is not what I’m thinking of. Heh, heh. (Although I would have had a hard time bypassing those Chang girls, because there marks BEER.) The point is Stick said the town held a disproportionate number of residents of GF grade potential.

    A little more seriously, have you written on NP? And please point me to your post.

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    • Talen
      October 13, 2009 | 9:32 pm

      Rick, believe it or not that red painted building with the hearts was some sort of dating place that closed down.

      I saw the Stickman article on NP and it was pretty much dead on. Really not much of a night life other than a few bars here and there but there is an over abundance of beautiful women.

      I found out during Songkran that the women of NP are very friendly to the farangs…I didn;t take any of them up on their offers because I would have had something cut off while I sleep but the offers were there.

      There are quite a few posts on NP here from pictures of the city to the Wats and farm life.

  7. SiamRick
    October 18, 2009 | 2:36 pm

    OK, call me a dope for asking you whether you’ve written on Nakhon Phanom. Sheesh! Must have had momentary amnesia when I asked you above.

    So thanks for the tour of NP via all 689 photos! I like the beautiful scenes of the wide road along the Mekong as well as the wide streets and familiar services. But, how could you take any photos without 7-11s? ;-)

    I have a very positive reaction to the place after viewing your pix. Will put it on my winter itinerary, when I visit Ubon.

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  8. Talen
    October 18, 2009 | 3:14 pm

    There are a few 7-11’s but not near as many as other places in Thailand and they are well hidden on side streets. I went looking for one one day while walking through town and it took me 40 minutes.

    The flip side is they are very popular at lunch time. The few 7-11’s I was in all had hundreds of pre-made sandwiches and 4 or more of those sandwich toasting machines. The lines were phenomenal

    Nakhon Phanom really is a beautiful city.

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