Photos: The Songkran Water Festival in Chiang Mai
Wow, the Thais really know how to celebrate New Year. In the US, we drink and maybe dress up a bit, then watch a ball drop from a tower. Here, they spend three days drinking, partying and dowsing each other in water. And no place does it better than Chiang Mai, where the entire city is packed with thousands of people waging friendly war on each other with water guns and buckets of ice water. Ages ranged from 2 to 90, but for three glorious days, we all acted like giddy children.