i’m on my way out. this weekend i’m going on a trip that I have been looking forward to for a long time and i am super excited i’m taking the overnight train from Hua Lamphong up to Khon Kaen where they have a rocket festival this weekend what they essentially do is take these bamboo tubes filled with gunpowder and they launch them up into the air as rockets to see which one stays up the longest it’s a huge festival up there in this little village outside of Khon Kaen theres some other interesting sights around there and i think there is one subject i am going to try and do a hyper lapse of this Buddha statue but i am just super excited for the rocket festival and the parade and procession leading up to it. so i’m gonna take off, go grab some dinner, in town with Jib then it’s off to the train station, have the overnight cabin and off to Khon Kaen we’re at Hua Lamphong we’re about to get on the train to head out to Khon Kaen I am really excited for this trip, and this is, without a doubt, one of my favorite train stations you can kind of see the little half dome kind of structor behind me it’s just so cool looking are you excited for the trip?
Jib: yes it’s gonna be awesome here we are in the cabin, on the train it’s not bad, it’s enough room for an overnight train trip. and what we are sitting on here is the couch and you can kind of see, the back will flip up to be the top bunk and we have the bottom bunk, and we will wake up at 4am 4am we get to Khon Kaen and then rocket festival actually the first day is the parade and then the rocket festival it’s about 4:30 in the morning, we just got to Khon Kaen our driver should be here, hopefully soon then we head into the village where the rocket festival is hopefully…. it’s lunch time we are at the bottom of the ubon daut dam is that right? Jib: kun ubon rat close enough we’re gonna have some lunch we are both getting somtam, because somtam is the best food in Thailand, hands down i get somtam Thai style, no shrimp what did you get? Jib: somtam Thai but with shrimp, and probably extra spicy Jib: no, no, no chili i’m at the end of the parade route, so this is where they will come through at the end there going to be going to the temple which is over here behind me we’re in a pretty good spot, we got some decent shade so it’s not going to get too hot and my bald spot isn’t going to get burned. which is really whats key for me we waited around for a quite a while for the….. for the…. um….. for the parade to come through the ummmmmm we were at the end of the route, at the temple so we had to wait for it to come through there for a few hours, but worth it I thought the dance performances were awesome Jib: Yes Jib: they have to practice very long everyone was in sync, it was great, really awesome and this is just the warmup for the rocket festival tomorrow now though were at this restaurant, it’s kind of a nice little spot right in the village we’re staying in so now we’re going to have some tom kha head, tom yum head and some fried morning glory and then probably just pass out, because i’m exhausted, are you? Jib: a little so we are on our way to the rocket festival i’ m really excited about this one though, its kind of hot out though, a little dusty, but should be good i know they launch small rockets and big rockets, i’m going to try and get both of them in frame and put something nice together but i hope it’s not too dangerous, i know every couple of years a few people die at these due to explosions and crashes i guess the point is they launch them straight in the air and they count how long they are in the air for by seconds. and sometimes they either shoot up and come straight down or soemtimes they knock over and shoot people but, we’ll see what happens we have a longer lens so maybe we can get a little further back but we have to see what space is available anyway, lets go see some rockets whats up guys, just back from Khon Kaen, the rocket festival was awesome I really enjoyed it, it was a bit scary at times some of the rockets, they shoot up and go off to the side and then they land back down in the area where the people are not the most fun thing when that happens but an awesome experience I really enjoyed it Khon Kaen is supper hot during the day though crazy hot but nights are really cool it was a great experience I loved it, I am happy to be back but, i’m a little tired so i’m going to take a nap then i’m going to get to editing this video if you like this, click that like button for me leave me a comment down below and let me know what you thought of the trip overall and don’t forget to subscribe see you next time