I am taking a week solo ride around and through Isaan in the 4-10 December window. I plan to leave from BKK, go out through Prachin Buri and Sa Kaeo to Ubon, and then follow 212 all the way around the Isaan-Mekong border to Nong Khai. I will then zig-zag around through Isaan - the totally arbitrary objective of this trip is to visit all of the Isaan changwats, as well as to find as much mor laam/luk thung as possible. My question is: What are the best (i.e., most scenic and interesting) roads in Isaan that MUST be included on such a meandering trip. Bike is a GS1150, I don't mind dirt roads but I'm not looking for enduro-type experiences. Thanks for your suggestions (and your ongoing series of ride reports, Captain Slash). While on the topic, any suggestions re sights to see, night spots to check out, restaurants, hotels, music, etc. will also be appreciated. S.