Just a few pics. Songkarn is pretty nuts. We were in Bangkok but I've been told its just nuts in Chang Mai I'm sure Warpy will chime in and attest to this. But its basically their new year and its 3 days (right warp?) of just drinking and water fights.
They mix babypowder or other powder in water and they put it on your face when you walk by and every 100ft on the road there are ambush points of people ages 2-100 with water (some of it ICE COLD) and if you are riding in a tuk tuk or in the back of a truck you are pretty much done for.
This is your typical sonkarn assault vehicle. You fill a big drum or two
with water, stick a block of ice in it and load it with people with squirt
guns then you drive around the city and blast everyone.
THis is typically what happens to you after a few hundred feet walking around.
The highlight of my Sonkarn festival, my boob being grabbed by a ladyboy .
I of course blasted her with ice cold water, then I ran away giggling.
This is my first day there. This little bastard attacked us right outside of Pond's
house. He ended up getting us as we dove in a taxi.
The Festivities it was pretty crazy but a lot of fun. Not like the US there weren't
any fights or boobies (that I saw) it was actually pretty nice not to have to worry
about some drunk jerk.
This is what you see constantly. A roadside firefight. This is the ambush location I
A little break to wash our faces off and get the powder out of our eyes. This is
My grinch mouth smile.
Haha take that fatty!
Now you're all fucked!