The Best Time of Year

It’s events like New Years and Songkran (the Thai New Year – which spans three days) that make Bangkok such a nice place to live in.

Everyone’s out of Bangkok and there isn’t as much traffic as usual, meaning there also isn’t as much pollution. Yes, this is one of the few times of the year that you can see the sky without a veil of pollution partially (or totally) obscuring it.

The good thing about the ‘farang’ New Year is that you don’t have millions of people trying to hose you down with water or throw bucket loads of it at you.

It’s so hard to decide which one is better. Sure you get wet during the Thai New Year, but it is three days and everyone knows three is better than one. Decisions!

3 Comments so far

  1. him (unregistered) on December 30th, 2004 @ 9:01 am

    But wouldn’t it be GREAT to soak unsuspecting and unwanting Thais on New Years Day? Throw buckets of dirty water over them, even if they protest and just laugh at them when they do so. It would be excellent to cause road accidents and deaths and generally not respect their wishes as to wether or not they got soaked? :P

  2. Ben Harris (unregistered) on December 30th, 2004 @ 9:05 am

    Do you see the joy we bring to Thai people?

  3. him (unregistered) on December 30th, 2004 @ 12:08 pm

    Ah let the Thai’s have their fun :) Personally I don’t enjoy it much (you might have guessed), especially as it’s always on my Birthday! This year I’m taking a vacation.

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