Isaan in the 1960s – A day at the races (part three)

Rocket festivals, haircuts under the wing of a plane and dog population control in the 1960s in Isaan. Read the final part of the essay “A day at the races” by Kermit Krueger, who was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Maha Sarakham from 1963 to 1965.

Isaan in the 1960s – A day at the races (part two)

Read the second part of the essay “A day at the races” by Kermit Krueger, who was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer working at Maha Sarakham Teachers’ Training College from 1963 to 1965. It’s a personal account of life as a foreign teacher in Maha Sarakham in the 1960s and also a historical document of the Northeast during that period.

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part eleven)

In this final part of our Isaan folk tale series we present two stories featuring important cultural aspects of the Northeast: the rocket festival and the string-tying ceremony. 

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part ten)

This week The Isaan Record has a story about Surin and its famous connection to elephants, and the story of a Korat woman who “saved” the Thai there from an “invasion” of a Lao army. We will continue with more stories next week. Have a nice Songkran! Be safe! Story 19: The Land of the […]

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