• Stray Asia
  • Celebrate Songkran in South East Asia!

    In many countries New Year is celebrated with fireworks but in Southeast Asia it’s celebrated with… water! We’re not talking about a splash here and there, but THREE whole days of the biggest outdoor water fights in the world! Locals and backpackers alike take to the streets with hoses, buckets, makeshift water pistols and Super Soakers for […]

  • Laos
  • Top 5 Tips for Celebrating Songkran and Pi Mai Lao

    If you’re lucky enough to be travelling through Thailand or Laos between April 13-15 this year, be prepared to experience the wet and wild one-of-a-kind water festivals known as Songkran/Thai New Year and Pi Mai Lao/Lao New Year. The festivals may go by different names in the different countries, but the basic idea is the […]