Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai!
Trip Start Jun 05, 2007
64Trip End Ongoing
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
huan pingpu guest house
The Thai people celebrate this festival with water. Everyone gets soaking wet and since it is the hottest season of the year, the custom is quite refreshing but I must be honest for me very uncomfortable. Everyone in the city walks around with water guns and buckets with a license to spray you with water, and you can't really do a damn thing about it but run! If they tried that in the USA there would be some fights started but not here, everyone is peaceful and laughs it off. A different world huh. Like I said before these are beautiful and non confrontational people.
There's also lots of performances and all sorts of activities around the city. Unfortunately because of the water assaults I was acting like a scared little 'punk' with no balls and stayed in the guest house for 2 days. So what!!!!!!!! But I stayed dry.Always the tight a*s American...... But at night it was safe to venture out so I got to see some festivities.
I will be here for one week and then back down south for some debauchery!!!
C ya when I c ya.............