Songkran, or the Thai New Year is a pretty hectic and a deathly time of the year as you know, with hundreds killed in road accidents during the holiday break. The festivities involving water and powder throwing usually at scooter riders and car drivers, and heavily influenced by alcohol is a sure combination for disaster. However, I and my two biker colleagues didn’t let that get in the way of our mini adventure. After a ‘Line’ conversation tantrum about when, where and how, we eventually decided to meet up Sunday the 11th at 5am to avoid the awaiting havoc. 40 mins in from our meeting point we opted for a luxury breakfast at McDonalds, a common occurrence when we venture this way. Our destination was Kanchanaburi yet again! We agreed on the scenic route via Ratchaburi, Suen Pueng – a little further, but a safer and definitely a more interesting route with fantastic views. We topped the tanks and within a few minutes back on the road passed a covered body at the road side with volunteer emergency services at the scene. An accident had not long happened – and we hoped this wasn’t a sign of things to come!