15.04.2010 34 °C
Songkran is brilliant, but a bit of a relief that it's over - especially when out drinking in the evening and getting soaked, you end up shivering! Such good fun firing guns and throwing buckets of water over the bar girls and other tourists. spent most evenings in the magic bar at the start of soi ? just off of Bang-la road. There were a couple of particularly mental girls from the bar next door. One especially wearing a pork pie hat, she is crazy! Bang-la road itself is just a minefield of people, Thai and tourists, with all variety of water guns, buckets etc all waiting to drench the next passer by.
Stayed out until 7.15 am on morning of the 14th dancing, getting drenched and having powder rubbed over my face by the Thais and part-owner of the magic bar and his Russian friend who were outside the karaoke bar. Another similarly late one the next night, again starting in the magic bar and on to a karaoke bar afterwards, where I did a bad cover of a hip-hop version of Zombie.
Got snubbed the night after by Mind which was a bit shitty. FFS the dude was a right geek as well. The other thing that made me feel better was support from rest of the staff and a couple of people who drink there, including the Aussie guy who knew her better than most!