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Loi Krathong-Night of the full moon

sunny 33 °C


Thanksgiving, Guy Fawkes and Dawali all roll into Loi Krathong. Feasting, fireworks, tacky decorations and exhuberant celebrations mark the end of the rainy season (we hope). Millions of decorated banana-leaf lotus flowers, with candles, incense and prayers (krathongs) are floated on the rivers throughout Thailand. We were there surrounded by throngs of joyous Thais.

Ayutthaya, the 14th century capital has charmed us with its ancient ruins and friendly tuk-tuk drivers.

Posted by Hawkson 00:17 Archived in Thailand Tagged postcards

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I can smell, feel, and hear the celebrations if I close my eyes. Your pictures are beautiful, keep them coming. Be safe and we miss you!

by samchow

You are consistent in your posts - thanks for sharing your travels with us.

I am going with Liz to the Poetry Festival tonight. It is sunny here with wonderful waves. Tony caught a beautiful sunrise this morning.

by Tojan

Hello to you both! So there we were, under the same full moon, on different sides of the planet. You, in the heat with your basket of prayers, while Gabriolans listened to the cold rain fall. Isn't Earth a great place to live? Gary and I are really enjoying your postings. It's the next best thing to being there. And this travel/website/blog thing is very cool. It even tells us what your weather is like. We'll stay in touch. Jane

by McKrul

Hello you two. Sumiko and I are looking enviously at the weather and temperature icons not to mention the beautiful ocean. The Krathong brings back memories of Obon in Japan -the candles on the water. Keep the photos and posting coming.

by whalleyt

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