December 2011- Cool, Ideal Weather

To Thais, the weather has been downright cold, to us farangs it has been ideal. In Bangkok it has been below 20 at night and rarely hitting 30 during the day, the sun has been out been not strong and intense. My air con hasn’t been turned on in 10 days, easily a record for sitting idle.

In the North of Thailand the temperatures are even colder, causing problems for the locals in terms of staying warm. Houses in Thailand are not built to retain heat, but to allow ventilation. Many Thais are suffering with this “cold” spell as they aren’t used to this kind of weather, amazing, but you an smell many fires in the morning that have been built by locals trying to stay warm.

About faranginbangkok

I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
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