Bangkok part 2 – Thai New Year, Songkram
Happy Thai New Year!
Here in Thailand it’s ‘Songkram’ which is their new year, where everything shuts down for 5 days and it is just one big (constant) waterfight. And clay fight.
Seriously I think the whole of the Thai population are on the streets of Bangkok all armed with waterguns. It’s a 24/5 operation.
Last time i had this watergun i was 5 chasing my brother around the garden. We have officially returned to our 5 year old selves.
(Our facial targetting is now spot on)
Asked the lady in the shop to take a photo of us. Think she got a bit confused?
The local beer for Leanne, and a Malibu and pineapple for myself!
And then had no choice but to return to it.
It’s currently 35 degrees, so the water is mostly warm and it’s quite refreshing to have a bucket of water chucked over you. Unlike England where i’d probably scream and cry and hibernate inside my duvet with tea and biscuits.
But the little buggers selling the cold water!!!!!!
Not so fun.
This took us a while to understand. Basically, you mix clay with water and carry it in pots.
Apparently it is an excuse to touch you. Hence why it’s mainly just men with the clay pots.
I swear in england this would be some form of rape.
But you just have to smile and accept ALL of this because there is no escape, and if you look like you are trying you- you will get it TWICE AS BAD.
After another million hours, we found shelter in a restaurant for food.
The excitment of the waterfight after 3 days does start to wear off…
You’d think by 11pm on the 3rd day people would be starting to get a little tired/calmer/ i dunno! But no way… it just gets busier!
Imaginative water guns…
Shameless drunk selfie
Trip to the local, fully Clayed and watered.
Instead of staying out all night, we came in at 2am as we are travelling up to Chiang Mai today!
Responsible adults that we are.
This brings us to now! Just rehydrating and catching some sun before we head off to the train station!
Here’s to a 12 hour sleeper train! Cheeeeeeeers!
See yassss in Chiang Mai!