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This Songkran was extra special.

It’s that time of the year again! Thailand (and some neighboring countries) are celebrating Songkran. This year is special because I’m able to share the experience with PJ.

Here’s our not-so-ambitious Songkran itinerary. I wanted to queue up some of the gay clubs and scenery but for some reason, I felt exhausted. Lol.

Thursday – flew in before midnight and stayed at a friend’s house (thanks Joy!)

Friday – squeezed in the Grand Palace and ICONSIAM before checking into U Sukhumvit Hotel

Saturday – First day of Songkran, experiencing it while riding a tuk-tuk in Sukhumvit and by visiting the water fights in Silom by nightfall. Dinner at the Train Market and drinks later on at Maggie Choo’s. Followed by delish supper at Bamboo (middle eastern food) near Nana.

Sunday – omg, stayed at the hotel. I had this phobia of water guns suddenly. We spent the whole day lounging by the swimming pool of our hotel. And getting room service.

Monday – getting a massage at Health Land Spa and Massage in Asoke. Followed by some souvenir shopping and lunch at Terminal 21. We flew back to Singapore in the evening.

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PJ dumping his water on a nearby bush outside Terminal 21. You can’t bring water into the mall.

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But of course, minutes earlier we were with Ulrike buying said water guns in the Sukhumvit area.

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Silom with Colin and his friends. We reached before dark so the streets were pretty wet and messy already.

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I brought my pink water gun from the previous year.

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The festive streets of Silom with Ulrike and her friend Domenica.

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A beer break at 7-11 along the Silom stretch.

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The train night market. Drenched after someone in the alley dumped water on us! Grrr!

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Ready for an afternoon of water fights.

I’ll share tips for Songkran in my next post. šŸ™‚

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