April 17th, 2005

Songkran

In an hour or so Songkran will be over. That's the Thai New Year, complete with 5 days of water wars and bare knuckle muay thai kick boxing. The new photos are up, with descriptions.

The highlight might be the last one, which is a link to some video (2.85M, it'll take a few moments to load) of the water fights and the muay thai.

I've spent the weekend exploring ouside town. A full day riding a motorbike, while being pelted with buckets of water, an encounter with uniformed guys with machines guns, but no identifying names, or insignias. A trip to a encampment hidden in the bushes near a sweatshop using illegal burmese migrant labor, then drinking, singing and dancing with the migrants.

Tonight or tomorrow I'll move into the orphanage.