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Songkran celebrations begin under the watchful eye of the military – The Daily Telegraph

My lowdown on Thailand’s New Year celebrations in The Daily Telegraph today. Among tourists, Thailand’s Songkran festival is best known for its exuberant and anarchic water fights. For three to five days, depending on the region, Thais of all ages throw ice cold water at each other and at visitors, along with copious ladles of […]

Thailand: Is the party over for now? The effect of the curfew on tourism – in The Daily Telegraph

As the military relaxes the curfew imposed following last week’s coup, Tom Vater reports on how strictly it is being enforced in Thailand’s party hot spots… Read the full story here. Photograph by Aroon Thaewchatturat at the Full Moon Party in Ko Panghan, Thailand

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