songkran @ chiang mai - warzone

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songkran, the thai new year, is celebrated with 4+ days of water throwing.. historically, small bits, in modern times it's a water war. big buckets, super soaker guns, ice-water, everything is allowed as long as it gets everyone around you wet.

it takes about 2 minutes of walking on the streets to get soaked to the underwear. kids are everywhere but harmless, the most evil participants are adults in possession of icewater that gets thrown form a 5l bucket at your neck

let's illustrate day 1 for innocent tourists:

the planned walking around sightseeing day changed quickly into a "farang!!!! happy new year" getting wet day... as you can see from my expression even in chiang mai's heat a bucket of ice water is hardcore hehe




but there are arm dealers everywhere and so i quickly got my weapon... time for revenge!




next, some herbal bamboo drink doping




spiritual help is never wrong, too




almost ready for the warzone at the canal




safety first!




after the battle, happy to be alive and thanking god for quickdrying travelclothes




victory dance for the surviving farangs




time for post war celebrations at the good view restaurant




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