A small Bhuddist shrine out of use
Beach chairs left behind
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
So today I just felt like doing a little photoshopping.
The warning text says something like; "Smoking gives you a very bad breath" and in fact the dead fish which washed ashore in front of the bungalow today did so too..
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Hornbills, monkeys and bats
Varans (giant lizards) and snakes
A few cats and dogs owned by the staff
Three goats brought here by the owner
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Saturday, 17 July 2010
|A catching sight at Udon Thani International* Airport is an old One-Two-Go Boeing 747 owned by Orient Thai airlines.|
The Jumbo is 26 years old now and has two engines left and is rumoured to be yours for just 5,000,000 Bath (€120,000/$155,000).
As of September 2008 One-Two-Go stopped flying leaving a fleet of 16 planes, four of which were sold or finished the leasing contract, another four 747's and six DC-9's remaining on the ground for two years now, part of them with the engines removed.
Full aircraft history Udon Thani 747:
13/09/1984 KLM N4551N
06/02/1991 KLM PH-BUV Stored 27/10/03
17/01/2004 One-Two-Go Airlines HS-UTK
08/12/2007 Garuda HS-UTK lsd from One-Two-Go
01/02/2008 One-Two-Go Airlines HS-UTK Ceased operations July 2008
Status 2009: Moved from Don Muang to Udon Thani on 14 August 2009. Hiring airport space in Udon is cheaper than in Bangkok i.e.: 600 Bath/day (€14.50 /$18.50) in Udon as opposed to 2000 Bath/day (€48/$62) in Bangkok.
In the week after two engines were removed.
Photo dd. August 2009 by Flatlander.
One week later.
Photo dd. 20 August 2009 by Lee.
Status 2010: On top the One-Two-Go colors and logo have been covered with adhesive foil, else it probably would give the owners a bad name.
Photo dd. 16 July 2010 by I-nomad.
The plane has been stationary for two years now, so why not turn it into a home or a hotel, like in Stockholm?
* Although Udon Thani airport was intensely used for bombing Vietnam in the 70's by the US, currently the sole scheduled international flight from/to Udon Thani is operated by Lao Airlines to Luang Prabang several times a week.