I’m a big supporter of walking, cycling and the Skytrain, that’s how I move around Bangkok.
An amazing 90 minute rain storm hit Bangkok today- this is the result as seen from my taxi, sidewalks were too flooded to walk.
This was one of those crazy storms that leads to localized flooding as the rainfall simply cannot drain fast enough- the water was almost knee deep in the streets and above ankle deep on the sidewalks.
A tough few hours for everyone as traffic was gridlocked, a terrible time to be on a motocye and the worst possible time to be one of the many food delivery men that use motocyes to make the deliveries.
The storm was gone an hour after this pic was taken and most streets drained quickly, but This is rain season, more storms to come.
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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