We dared! We ventured out into the city today. It’s unofficial day 1 of Songkran in Chiang Mai (Thingyan in Burma). After getting our bus tickets to Bangkok , yes, we’re leaving Chiang Mai for a few months, we paid a quick visit to Wat Sai Moon ( a Burmese temple) to find out more about the parade and we got our answers.
We decided we might as well just have fun with M’s tiny water gun while I take some pictures. Everyone was so very polite not to throw water at me while I was holding the camera.
Here’s how our day went!
Bought a couple of buckets and a giant trash can full of water. We got too lazy to keep going into the moat. Besides, our business will help out a local, right? Right!!! Then the guy brought out the biggest cube of ice and dropped it in the trash can. He was filling up the trash can until the ice melted completely. All for 60 b. Mwaaaahaaaahaaahaa! Burrrrr!
We ended our day, sort of, at Wat Prah Sinh to pay respect and to eat, again. Heading out again tonight into the wild madness– once a charming city now has gone mad with bubbles, waterguns, screams from icy cold water and FUN, FUN, FUN.
So many childhood memories overwhelm me. I’m happy and I’m thankful!
Might be back in a few hours with more photos. Off to get wet again.
Happy Thingyan everyone!