Tag Archives: Songkran

The Tuk Tuk

I don’t like Bangkok Tuk Tuk’s, I don’t use them. What’s the benefit of riding in a Tuk Tuk? They have no air-conditioning, they cannot navigate between cars like a motocye, you are sucking exhaust fumes while sitting in traffic, their … Continue reading

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Songkran In Bangkok- 2011: Day 2

I missed the first day of Songkran, had to work in Malaysia. Day 2 was very fun, Bangkok seemed to be one giant water “fight”. Most Thais say “play with water” and that is more correct than the term fight- … Continue reading

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Bangkok Songkran 2011- very different from 2010

Last year there were some questions if the Songkran celebration would even take place in Bangkok- the red shirts street protest had just moved to the central commercial district and then on 10 April 26 people were killed when fighting … Continue reading

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It’s Friday and Almost Songkran 2011

Friday, sunny and not terribly hot and Songkran is next week. I read this morning that some schools have begun the Songkran celebration with prayers and blessing, so the New Year celebrations are kicking off in Thailand. Songkran is an … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2011- Thai’s celebrate the New Year three different times

Tomorrow is the Gregorian New Year Years Eve and Saturday will begin the Gregorian New Year- January 1, 2011. Thais observe this New Years celebration and have massive Happy New Year 2011 signs, parties and “count downs”. But, the Thais … Continue reading

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April 12- The Red Shirts and Government in the aftermath, Water Festival

Things are very quiet here, Songkran has begun and many have left Bangkok to celebrate the holiday with their family. Resiliency is the key to overcoming anything in life, that is on display in Bangkok and Thailand. The red shirts … Continue reading

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