On the 14th we had a little thunderstorm, quite spectacular actually, I tried to catch the fury but most of the images were completely over-exposed because the lightning was so close that the radiant light was just too strong and over-powered the camera. I did manage a couple of good images at the tail end of the storm when it was well over Chonburi to the north. That’s about 30 Km away. This is a composite of those images.
“Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional and they do this all evening on the 12th month Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November.” This year Nov, 17th, 2013.
This year I’m staying home and not going to celebrate at the beach – I really miss the pageantry in Chiang Mai and the floating the krathongs on the Ping river. It was always a lot of fun and great crowds. But this year I’m not ready to brave the flood of mostly Russian tourist that will be flocking to Jomtien Beach – not knowing what it is all about – just making a lot of noise. Much different that Chiang Mai which is almost all Thais.
But for good news, I just got a absolutely wonderful oil massage, best I’ve had since ‘Khun Pea’ in Chiang Mai. Khun Lek came to my condo and gave me a superior 90 min Oil massage – and we have set a repeating date for the future. He has also agreed to model for some photos – and I will be posting his mobile number and contact information shortly. Very handsome young man with a super figure and smile – stay tuned for some great images and how you can contact him for a great massage.
AGAIN: Happy Loy Krathong, – Yi Peng.