April 29, 2007

Day 72 :: Water Fights

Day 72 - Bangkok

[We've been traveling for over two months now. I know neither the date nor what day of the week it is. I think traveling has accomplished one of its purposes in us.]

Imagine the biggest water fight you've ever had, then times that by a thousand and you'll begin to understand the kind of water fight we've been in since we arrived in Chiang Mai for the Thai New Year. From morning to night everyone in the entire city is throwing water using whatever means available. I've never seen so many super soakers, squirt guns, ice water barrels, river water buckets, and hoses in my entire life.

So what this means for anyone in Thailand during Songkrat, the Thai New Year, is that you're soaked for three days straight. It doesn't matter whether you're eating meals, shopping, using the internet or sight-seeing, you do it all with water logged clothes on. Words can barely shed light on the experience we've had over the last week.


pk said...

Sounds like they know how to have a good time!

Keith Drury said...

---" I know neither the date nor what day of the week it is."

A ha! You have acclimated. It takes at least a month.

You must have reached the point when you have forgotten you lived another way... and "normal life" is now life... kewl. (I am hoping for this in 1 month on the CDT this summer--but alas as soon as I achieve it I will come home.

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