Songkran fun in Ubon Ratchatani

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    After spending a few days with my to-be in-laws we had a few days in Ubon Ratchatani, where, for two years, we lived. It had been a few months since our last visit and it's a bittersweet time for us: 1) because we don't live there anymore 2) because many of our favorite food stands/restos are closed for the holiday.

    Here is some of the random people and fun. Pictures are in the order they were taken and we only had one day to play water.

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    Drinking is the other pasttime and I was offered more drinks than I could accept.
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    Dancing to Isaan music.
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    More drinking and music.
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    There were several rock bands. This was one that wasn't thrash metal.
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    Lots of fun to be had, but there was a great atmosphere with little animosity and aggression.
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    Crowded street, of which there were many later in the afternoon.
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    people are always friendly in Ubon, especially if you have some ability in Thai.
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    The ubiquitous katoeys. My Thai friends said this year were more ladyboys than they can remember....
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    As the day wore on.
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