I am usually pretty careful to research special events (Olympics, G20 Summit, conferences) and public holidays in our destinations because special events can cause congestion, flight delays, no space on public transport, full hotels and tons of kids in national parks. This one slipped by me. Songkran is a major holiday in Thailand and is actually kind of fun…..unless you have expensive camera gear.
Especially on the first day of Songkran, people run around throwing water on anyone and everyone – including tourists! It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to play, are wearing nice clothes or carrying a DSLR, everyone is fair game on Songkran!
Luckily the staff at 100 Islands called a taxi to pick us up at the door to take us to the airport, otherwise we would have been drenched before we reached the airport. A few Thais still had a go at us!
They even chase victims in the backs of pick-up trucks!
Lying in wait!