Monday Madness – The Long Bangkok Winter!

Over the last couple of days I’ve finally realized that Bangkok is departing it’s long cool winter and I’m a little annoyed.   I’m annoyed because I’m no longer used to 31 degree heat.  Now I’m sweating as I walk down the street, I feel hot all the time and I just want to hide in an air-conditioned cupboard.   You see Bangkok’s Winter in 2012 only lasted about 4 days so it wasn’t enough time to acclimatized to the cool, so when the temperature started to rise again it just felt like normal.  It definitely made going into the hot season so much easier to handle.    But this year Bangkok’s Winter lasted almost three months and all that work I did getting use to the heat is gone and I have to start all over again.   😦

Yes I understand that I have it lucky, that a Winter of 18-24 degrees is Summer in New Zealand and that other countries have awful snow storms to deal with during their Winters.  I do realize this and I did love the cool weather in Bangkok, it made so many things so much easier to do and I had a blast soaking it up.   Especially on the coolest days where I was shivering from the cold, I’d crank open the windows and snuggle up in warm clothing just to enjoy the opportunity to swear my snuggly warm clothes.

It is funny how when the weather drops by a few degrees out comes the layers, jackets, coats, gloves and scarves.  Even the soi dogs feel the cold and you get to see some kind person has gone to the effort to give the dogs their own t-shirts for warmth.

Lucky for me during the height of the hot season I’ll be on a trip to New Zealand – where I’ll really have to deal with cold. 😦


© 2014, Kristal Collis

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