The Thai new year, Songkran, kicks off here in Bangkok and around the country today. It’s the nation’s biggest holiday, with many businesses shutting down through early next week. The period is known for its water fights, outdoor parties, and general craziness. I probably won’t be posting much here for the next few days, but […]
No, it wasn’t that kind of safety dance. The front page of yesterday’s Bangkok Post was adorned with the photo above. The caption said this group of Thai policewomen was dancing… …to raise awareness about safe driving during the upcoming Songkran festival as part of a wider campaign by police to reduce fatalities and injuries […]
Suk san wan songkran, or happy Songkran, everyone. — Wikipedia has more info on Songkran. — Here’re a few photos from MSNBC.com. — Google has even gotten into the spirit with a special Songkran-themed “Google doodle.” — Meanwhile, GlobalPost has a more serious look at the holiday period. — You can follow all the water […]
I won’t be posting anything here until Monday, April 20. Songkran — the Thai new year — fast approaches. As ever, for updates on events here in Thailand, you can consult Google News, the Nation newspaper, or the Bangkok Post. See you soon.
My mom and step-dad arrived in Bangkok yesterday for a visit from the US. Here’s how their visit has shaped up, numbers-wise, so far: Thai Foot Massages Hour-long Thai foot massages enjoyed in the last 24 hours: 2 Combined hours of full-body massages planned for them for tomorrow: 4 Thai Cuisine Consumed Approximate number of […]