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viernes, 22 de abril de 2011

Chiang Mai - Songkran

Como parte del curso, salimos a recorrer la ciudad un dia, y a disfrutar de los festejos de anio nuevo Thai (Songkran).

As part of the course, we went on a field trip around the city, and enjoyed the Songran (Thai New Year) festivities.

We rode on a soongtheaw, the cheapest transport around.
Usamos el soongteau, el transporte mas barato aca.

Los Alvarado. Son de Mejico y van a ir con ADRA Kazakstan.

Meet the Alvarados. They're from Mexico and are going to Kazakstan to work with ADRA.

Los Orellana - son de Bolivia y van con ADRA Mongolia.

The Orellanas are from Bolivia and will be working in ADRA Mongolia.

Joarib Alvarado y Vlat (el traductor al ruso).

Joarib Alvarado and Vlat (the Russian language translator)


No olvidar que Songkran tambien es una festividad religiosa. Aca estan tirandole agua a las estatuas del Buddha.

We shouldn't forget that Songkran is also a religious festivity. Here they're bathing the Buddha statues.

Tuk-tuk driver (traditional). These wheeled tuk-tuks are not so common anymore.

Chofer de un tuk-tuk bien tradicional. Este tipo de tuk- tuk, que no tienen motor, son bastante escasos.

Town authorities made sure EVERYONE got wet!

Las autoridades de Chiang Mai se aseguraron que TODOS se mojaran!





Daniel comprando algo para refrescarse.
Daniel buying something to drink.



Ventas de flores para el templo y las festividades.

Flower sales for the temples and festivities.

At the market.
En el mercado.
Delicatessen tailandessen...

Thai delicacies...


No podiamos permitir que nuestros nuevos amigos pasasen por Tailandia sin probar el famoso DURIAN!!

Our new friends could NOT go through Thailand without trying durian! We made sure of that...




En plena guerra de agua. La mejor parte de Songkran es que se tiene una gran guerra de agua nacional!

In the midst of the water fight. The best part of Songkran is that it becomes a giant, national water fight!

Los ninios aprovechan ese dia nadar en lugares poco convencionales...

Kids taking advantage of the fact that today, they can swim anywhere!


There was even a fire truck as part of the festivities! It was part of procession. It wet us all.

Incluso habia una procesion con un camion de bomeros!! Nos mojaba a todos.








2 comentarios:

Lisa dijo...

I'm so proud of both of you and happy you're able to experience so many different things in different places!

Diana dijo...

Marlise! What great photos! You guys look like you had a great time... I've been meaning to write you. I hope you've settled into your new place well! :)