April 13- 15 saw Thailand, Cambodia and Laos celebrate their New Year. Songkran celebrations include paying alms to temples, receiving blessings from monks and cleansing away the past year with water. Hence, for three days, Bangkok was one big water fight! It was lots of fun to watch and hear so much laughter and good cheer. This year is 2558, it is the Thai Buddhist year.
April also marks the beginning of durian season in Asia. Awesome! I love this fruit while Christoph is not a fan at all. For those who have tried durian, it's a love or hate experience. For those who haven't and have a chance to, just follow your nose and give it a go. It is described as having the smell of a corpse yet taste of heaven. I don't think it smells like a corpse at all, but then again, I haven't smelt a corpse. The smell is so strong and distinctive that you are not allowed to take it on public transport nor into hotels. Boo!
Happy April everyone! Durian, here I come!