Songkran this weekend is a celebration of the New Year in Thailand when tens of thousands of people, locals and visitors alike of all ages, take to the streets to engage in a unique world-class festival billed as the "world's largest water fight."
The three-day event usually comes as welcome relief to stifling seasonal heat across the country, and this year is little different as temperatures climbed well over 100 degrees F. each day of this past week.
The main event took place this afternoon but the celebration will continue through Monday. Take a look here at some more of the action.
I'm a retired journalist from Hawaii who tired quickly of retirement and hit the road as a slow solo world traveler in August 2016. I've spent time in 18 countries on four continents and right now I'm enjoying life in Penang, Malaysia.
I've been interviewed about my travels by Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and here's a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and writer James Ritchie, about our meeting in Kuching, titled, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
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