The Festival had started 3 days previously but I had been unable to attend – instead I read Jamie's blog about his experiences.
On arriving in Phuket Town at 6 am I was surprised by the quietness of it all – until I walked to Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town. There were a great amount of people being pierced and / or possessed.
The procession began and I followed the route of pierced / possessed people and watched tongues being cut and possessed having a break - and met Gianna (from a superb Italian restaurant opposite - La Gaetana).
During these processions many people invited the possessed to their offering tables - I was blessed a number of times and receiving gifts and fruit from the possessed, I felt very special.
Coffee was needed so I stopped at Le Circle coffee before joining the 2011 Photowalk photo team at Bakery 154 @ Royal Phuket City.