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Songkran 2016

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-shirts and no bra’s. Now is that too much to ask for? FFS. I’ve seen pictures. Have a look at the picture above and see what I got. Pissed Thai guys with no t-shirts, how they let this happen it’s beyond belief.

It really was a fluke that there was a couple of semi decent chicks in the picture, the pickings are thin on the ground floor of Nana Plaza, at least Playskool had the sense to close tonight for Songkran.

On the middle floor of Nana Plaza Spanky’s, Mercury, Chili & Erotica were all closed but Angelwitch, Sexy Night, Mandarin, Candy Land 2 & all the ladyboy bars were open. The middle floor of Nana Plaza was so uninviting near Angelwitch, as you had another group of Thai males seeing if they can build the great wall of China with empty beer bottles, drinking them first of coarse. The picture below was taken at 9 pm, you could only imagine how pissed these guys were already.

The top floor of Nana Plaza was safe with Billboards, Charades & Jail Birdz all open making this the floor to be during Songkran, at least there is something for everyone on the top floor. It isn't all doom and gloom but it wasn't what I expected.

Soi 4 looked wet and everything appeared back to normal with people sitting inside the bars, no hot chicks in a t-shirt braless. I’ll say it again I've seen photos, so where are they?

I arrived at Soi Cowboy around 10:30 pm. I usually enter via the Country Road end but would have got soaked as there were a couple of guys partying with several bargirls, water was flying everywhere. After a quick detour around to Sukhumvit 23 where there is no sign of any water being thrown. I couldn't just walk past Crazy House tonight since I haven't even seen one nipple so far. I go in for one drink and all I see is, naked chicks, naked chicks, naked chicks …. Okay make that two drinks.