Monday , 23 September 2019

Songkran

Songkran in Sukhothai and Phrae

Songkran was officially over in Bangkok (13-15 April) but other provinces have delayed starts. In keeping with Thai tradition, we take a drive to Si Samrong Sukhothai to spend some time with mothers family. As Chai and Jep came along with us, we also took a run further north to Phrae which is where Jep grew up. Although the temps …

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    Songkran Day 3 – Street Party

    You haven’t experienced Thailand or Songkran unless you’ve spent that time with the locals. I don’t mean the typical antics at the expat hangouts like Pattaya, I mean enjoying this time of year with Thai friends. This is the second year we’ve spent some time at a local street party with Chanya’s friends and just like last year, I was …

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      Songkran Day 2 – Making Merit

      One of the positives of the Songkran holidays is that the roads in Bangkok are free of traffic jams because most people leave the city to visit family in rural areas. I am certainly not complaining, but as it’s a holiday, I’m also taking the day off as the designated chauffeur! We first make our way out to Wat Wat …

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        Songkran Day 1 – Lunch at Saeng Tawan

        Chanya picked out a wonderful little restaurant out along the nowhere near our house to spend the first day of the Songkran holidays. If only these places could get the exposure, they would really be a hit with travellers. I really can’t believe the great job they have done building an oasis in the middle of suburbia. Obviously, with the …

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