Sunday, November 21, 2010


There are few words I can use to describe a night on the town with Ollie. Complete champion. Like Halloween in Bangkok, the Festival of Lights in Bangkok was an experience.

  • Beers
  • Tuk tuk rides
  • Tattoo shop for a consultation
  • floating our "offerings" down the river
  • Pheasant eggs
  • Sparklers
  • McDonalds
  • Hair cut
So... The Festival of Lights is on the 12th full moon of the year. Traditionally it is to pay respect to a water god, but now it's just an annual celebration with street food, music and contests. I didn't know until after the fact that it is just for fun, no religion involved. It's good to know, though. Because had it been a serious ceremony that I would have disrespected everyone there by knowing nothing.

We bought our "krathongs" complete with incense and a candle from a street vendor. I sprang for a yellow one, because I'm fancy. We stood in line with every other falang and had some gentleman put them into the water one by one. Very cool.

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