Songkran: the first steps

c3a1ec7dc22c2a37783c794cb9f5240aIt’s that time of the year again. Songkran, the water-festival of Thailand has arrived today and hit Chiang Mai with the force of a tsunami.

Unlike in previous years, this Songkran started out badly. We’ve got no water and no Internet in the morning, and we were about to pick up a friend of at the airport. After a grueling flight from London, we really didn’t want to tell her, “oh, sorry, you can’t take a shower since all the water is being splashed on the street right now”. Luckily, we didn’t have to. By the time we got back from the airport, the water was okay, and so was the Net. 

After getting rested a bit, the three of us headed out for a short walk around the city, which turned into a long waterfight along the city moat. We got guns, buckets and lots of fun! I think this was a very nice way for our friend to get initiated into the Thai way of life. 

I will upload pictures soon… until then, I wish you all a wonderful Songkran! 

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