Monday Photo: Foz de Iguacu, Brazil

Foz de Iguacu, Brazil

Tips for Enjoying Songkran

You’re armed to the teeth with the biggest water gun you could find and ready for some watery mayhem but want to make the most of what might be a once in life time experience. The great thing about Songkran is it is for everyone: young and old, male or female, Thai or tourist, everyone has a laugh and enjoys themselves. Here is our guide to the polite mayhem Thais call Songkran.

Songkran in Luang Prabang, Laos

9 Volunteer Work Exchanges in Cave Houses and Cave Hotels in Spain, France, Turkey and Jordan

We have written about volunteering in cave hotels already after we stayed in one in Turkey a few years ago. The owner told of his need for volunteer staff and one of our readers later applied for the position and sent us a report of his experience volunteering in Cappadocia.

Workaway Cave House and Hotel Work Exchanges

While browsing through the excellent Workaway site we expected to come across several more in Turkey but instead were surprised to find that the current cave house and hotel work exchange hotspot is Spain.

Monday Photo: Don Det, Laos

Don Det, Si Phan Don, Laos

Where to Celebrate Songkran in Thailand? (or Laos or Myanmar)

For myself and most other farang Songkran is about running around town assaulting old women and children – and everyone in between – with the biggest water gun money can buy.

Songkran in Chiang Mai

The festival is a celebration of the beginning of a new year in Thailand and while there is a religious and cultural dimension to the festivities for the purposes of this post I’m pretty much going to be focusing on running around town assaulting old women and children – and everyone in between – with the biggest water gun money can buy.

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