It is currently the Thai new year here at the moment or as they call it "Songkhran" it lasts from the 13th - 15th April. They celebrate the new year by having massive water fights in the street and covering people in a concoction of flour and water, according to my travel book this is mainly concentrated in the Chiang Mai area and Khao San Road (the road next to our hotel)!!!!
Me and Jamie got up early this morning to go to Chatuchak Weekend Market (an open-air market with more than 8,000 stalls) we managed to get up and out of the Khao San area before the kids (and adults) had started their new year fun. After being at the market for almost 7 hours and getting a few bargains (both me and Jamie got a t-shirt each for 2 pounds and I got a roxy baseball cap for 1 pound fifty). We then got the river boat back to Khao San Road which is a 5 minute walk from our hotel, when we got off the boat we were clean when we arrived at our room we looked like this: