It feels like all I talked about in Korea was the weather, the cold and changing seasons affected my life in such a way I could barely handle it. Here in Thailand, the temperature is pretty much always warm so there is not much to talk about. I am able to live my life in the heat (or in the air con), with only the occasional complaint (dry heat is much different than humidity, I finally understand.) Yes, I may sweat all the time and have to plan my day around not driving my motorbike in the late afternoon but I would rather be hot than cold any day.
There are 3 official seasons in Thailand. Hot, Cool and Rainy. For about a month now, every afternoon around 5 or 6, the rains begin. They begin suddenly, although I am getting good at reading the signs. The sky turns a dark gray and the wind begins to blow the palm trees, gradually getting stronger. The soi dogs head for cover and then it starts. A sudden downpour of water from the sky and just when you think it couldn't possibly rain any harder, the sound on the tin roof becomes louder and you can't see further than a few feet ahead. This lasts between 20 minutes to an hour. It has become my favorite time of the day, as it means work is over and I can just sit and enjoy the storm outside from the comfort of my living room.
Rainy season in Thailand also means flood season. In my opinion, it is not a matter of if the floods will come this year, but when and how bad. It seems there has been no preparation or precautions taken to prevent another disaster in this area of the country. The flooding has already begun in the northern parts of Thailand and that is just how it began last year. At least this year I will know what to expect, which is that anything can happen. This is why I can't plan out more than 6 months of my life in advance, I live in Thailand... Pin It