Songkran: Water Mania 2009 April 18th 2009 I have found myself in the pearl of the north, Chiang Mai. My friends and I have teaching positions lined up and apartments to call our homes. This is the start of a new chapter in our Thai adventure. It is appropriate timing to begin something new because the Thai new year has just passed.
Thai new year is called Songkran. This is by far the coolest holiday I have ever encountered. I should sa ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more