Going there means driving for about 700 km, quite an ordeal during Songkran time since lot of people working in Bangkok travel back to their hometown for the Thai New Year. Or you take the plane to Ubon Ratchathani and take a van that will drive you from there to Mukdahan in about two hours, the preferred solution for us. So here we are in the airport, waiting for the Thai Airways flight, and doing what everybody does these days while waiting, being online with the smartphone or the tablet. You really wonder what we were doing in the past, when waiting was just, well, waiting.
In Mukdahan, playing with water is not as wild as it is in Bangkok, a bit more civilized I must add, safer for a little boy of 8 years old. We drove him to a place with not too much traffic but still plenty of action.
Practicing the killing moves
And putting them into practice.
We also booked a pick-up truck as many do, so that you can drive through the streets of Mukdahan and throw water on everybody close enough to be reached. Loading up the water tank.
And practicing a bit more
Songkran is not about water only but also about praying. So we went to a temple next to the Mekong river.
Where we had a bit of fun also
Lot of activities during the day and the temperature was on the high side, so we were quite tired by the end of the day and had very little patience while waiting for food in a restaurant.
But well, the charming waitress made us forget it all, and a nice dinner we had.
The pictures were taken with the Canon 6D and the Canon lenses 24-105mm f4, 135mm f2 and 50mm f1.4.