Getting Ready for Songkran 2009

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With Songkran just a few days away it’s high time we got prepared! First stop was the Tuesday/Friday market on soi bukaow  in Pattaya to shop for the most important thing for Songkran…the shirt! Colorful shirts are being sold everywhere and everyone in town is already wearing them. Of course to be well prepared you must be well armed too. So far we’ve picked up small ordinance for the kids back home, although that Pooh Bear back mount squirter could come in handy sooner.

Seeing As I will be in Pattaya for the first day of Songkran and will definitely be heading to the heaviest of war zones, soi 8, I had better start looking for the big guns because you don’t want to be caught short in this water battle. After leaving Pattaya I’ll be in Mukdahan for the second offensive or day 2 of Songkran and then on to Nakom Phanome for the final day of Songkran.

I’ll be taking a lot of pictures as long as I can waterproof the camera well enough…but with my history of breaking camera’s in Thailand I had better keep my fingers crossed.

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4 Responses to Getting Ready for Songkran 2009
  1. Martin In Bulgaria
    April 10, 2009 | 7:58 am

    I must say it was the colours that stuck me on these pictures straight away. Perfect for cameras that work of course. You certainly are getting around Talen.

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    • Talen
      April 10, 2009 | 9:39 am

      Martin, I’m certainly trying :) Hopefully will get some great pics of all the colors and water flying soon!

  2. Martyn
    April 11, 2009 | 2:42 am

    Soi Buakhaow and Soi 8 bring memories flooding back to me. The market is an absolute sauna by mid afternoon and have you met the one ball juggler who performs at the back of the market near the bars. Memories that I will relive next month. Have fun.

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  3. Jan
    April 11, 2009 | 6:37 am

    I always though Songkran means a New Year! had to look it up in Wikipedia now, very interesting.


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