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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rocket Festival Parade, Wang Sam Mo, Thailand 2012

Another year another rocket festival season. The purpose of the rockets is to bring on the rains, but some years they come in the midst of the rains and some years seem to stop the rains that have already arrived. The Thai government keeps declaring drought and I keep experiencing rain and such was the case in Udon Province at Wang Sam Mo. anyhow being a town with cross isaan traffic, getting vehicles, stopped, rerouted or in any way organised was quite the task for the local constabulary and one they never really seemed to accomplish. But in the end the parade started, in a fashion a mere 23 minutes late.