After four days of heat and “water wars” chaos a trip to Chiang Mai’s old favourite cooling-off spot did the trick.

There at the Huai Keow Waterfall just past the zoo it was like old times again, but this time in miniature.

Everyone seemed to be obeying the lasted edict from Bangkok “NO SMOKING OR ALCOHOL” read the sign, while the rubbish bins were full of beer bottles and cans of beer were still being quietly quaffed.

And below we have the best touch of all. Songkran Water Festival being enjoyed to the fullest: