Monday, April 13, 2009
Night and Day
Hi all, after a gruelling 24hrs in planes and airports, we arrived just in time for protests and military presence. HUZZAH! Don't worry, we're fine, in fact it's hard to believe that this is happening in the same city that we're in right now...
We spent the day exploring, and ended up in Songkhran, the Thai New Year celebration....which is basically a BIG ASS WATER FIGHT. It's insane, the streets were packed with revellers armed with squirt guns, everyone laughing and smiling, wishing people good luck in the new year. We were good-naturedly soaked, and had our faces covered in white paste as is the tradition (what that means, we're not yet sure).
I also stopped some dude from pickpocketing Anita. Scared the crap out of him. Totally felt like an action hero.
Tomorrow we're taking the train south to Surat Thani (about 10 hrs from here) and then taking a boat over to Ko Samui, where we plan on chilling on the beach for a few days. More to come!