Dontan, a small city outside of Northeastern Thailand, on the Mekong River and looking over Laos.
What impressed me most about this town was the kindness of people. No real problems, just a community parade, lots of beer floating around, a few pigs on a spit, and in general, a family day.
Buddhists, particularly in the country have simple lives that evolve around their food. The late King determined that the best way for people to live was to split their land in thirds: one third to live on, one third a fish pond, and one third for rice.
Is is the start of monsoon rains, so I guess they are in luck.