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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Songkran 2016

Songkran 2016

This Songkran 2016 was the first time I spent on Koh Lanta during this celebration day. As a matter of fact, I rarely saw anything of the Koh Lanta Songkran festivities, since my PADI IDC candidates from the April IDC on Koh Lanta started their PADI IE yesterday and it was all classroom and confined work, pretty much all day long and we moved from the classroom up the rod to the pool, which was just around a kilometer.

It all paid off for the candidates though, since they all passed their PADI IE today.

Songkran 2016

Songkran 2016, the Chaweng foam party

My wife and our children went to Chaweng though, with some friends and their kids and they had a ball. The party got started around 2pm and the foam party that was last year away from the road, had now moved to the road.

Songkran 2016

Songkran 2016 with some foam victims

After more than 6 hours in Chaweng, they finally made it back home, exhausted but happy from the water battles they participated in.
Our youngest, just over two and a half years old, enjoyed it as well, although she had a nap in-between all the action.

Songkran 2016

Songkran 2016 absolute(ly)

Although alcohol is not allowed to be sold, at least not in the open, it was widely available and as far as I know, no fights or other disturbing actions took place on our island.

Songkran 2016

Songkran 2016 on Koh Lanta

On Koh Lanta the action and fun was a lot more isolated along the main road, with some points buzzing with action but long quiet and dry stretches in-between the next water battle. Good fun was had by all though.

This was the third time I celebrated Songkran outside of Koh Samui, twice before I was in Khao Lak during Songkran.

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