Songkran is a festival celebrating the traditional Thai New Year, held in April and marked by the throwing of water. This is my 4th Songkran but it’s the first time I have headed to the bars. I already knew that so many of dancers / bargirls go back home during this period, making it a good time to have a rest from the bars, unless you’re on holiday of coarse, then it’s get in there.
On Wednesday I passed Sukhumvit Soi 4 and could see it was pretty lively at around 4pm, plenty of water being thrown and guys with their cheap water guns. I didn’t go in since I was on my way to Terminal 21 at Asok for a bite to eat. Songkran can be a lot of fun if you’re prepared in having your valuables in a waterproof bag.
I have done the Siam Square gig where you can spend hours, it’s an alcohol free zone. You really will get soaked and if you need get the skytrain home then you will freeze in the air conditioning. I have also spent Songkran in the outer suburbs of Bangkok, this can take a bit getting used to since there is alcohol involved but it’s all good natured fun.
So what was I expecting when I hit Nana Plaza on Wednesday night? Hot chicks and more hot chicks with wet t-
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