Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Long Boat Race In Pitsanalok, Thailand



Unless you have experienced it, you have no idea how LOUD Thailand is. The announcers in this video will give you some idea. In the malls; markets; the ubiquitous festivals; schools; parties; loud, loud, loud. It's no surprise at all that hearing loss is epidemic in Thailand. It's like living in the first row of a Who concert.

The teams in these races represent provinces in the big Central Valley of Thailand: Singburi; Sakon Nakorn; Sukothai; Pichit; Pitsanalok (the host). Different regions have their own meets. I saw coverage of the Isan meet in Sisaket on the TV news.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the trash-less-ness of the river. ARE YOU WATCHING CHINA YOU FILTHY FUCKS!

We are not anonymous: OC

fred c said...

Yeah, the river is muddy because it's the end of the rainy season, but there's very little trash. Up north here, very little industrial runoff too.

Be nice to China, though. Soon they'll own the notes to all of our houses.

nanute said...

Fred,
I see a lot of these longboats in Flushing Bay, by the World's Fair Marina on early weekend mornings. And Flushing Meadow Park is loaded with em' all the time.

Good advice on China.