For my first on-screen appearance (yes really!), here is a video I've put together capturing our water fight fun during the Songkran - Thai New Year Festival. Go on - click play! Hope you all enjoy it?!...
Our stay in Bangkok coincided with Thailand's 3 day water-throwing New Year festival, the SONGKRAN. Celebrated in April, one of the hottest months of the year for Thailand, Thai people see this as a time for cleaning and renewal. The main form Thais celebrate the Songkran is water-throwing. The throwing of water originated as a way to pay respect to people, by capturing the water after it had been poured over the Buddhas for cleansing. Nowadays, Thais roam the streets with containers of water or water guns or post themselves at the side of roads with a garden hose and douse on-comers passing by. We caught a tuk tuk to the major Songkran attraction at Khao San Road, Bangkok. Weapon of choice? Our Super Soaker 5000's against other sized waterguns, buckets and even pressure hoses - you name it! No one came out dry.
That's me surrendering above. The word "drenched" is not even close!
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