Wednesday, 25 March 2015

A rainy day in Bangkok!

DH: "So how was your day?"
Me: "Eventful"
DH: "Why, what happened?"
Me to Mr I've been in a meeting all day: "I nearly drowned"
DH:"Don't exaggerate..."


So it appears that not only did the Bangkok rain today
go largely unnoticed by those in meetings...
but it was totally unexpected!

Within minutes the roads turned into rivers...


Apparently the rainy season doesn't start until May!

The flash floods came out of nowhere
ruining shoes and lunch plans...

Dare I mention Global Warming?


It didn't take long for cars and lorries to grind to a halt.
 I did admire both the Thai inability to let a little bit of rain
stop their travel plans 
and secondly the way they willingly helped each other out 
thigh deep in grotty water!


After an extended lunch break
it seemed I either made a dash for it
ie run no-where very fast
or bunker down to stay for breakfast...


I decided to go for a swim...
We got half way to the Mass Rapid Transit Network MRT Underground
when two lovely ladies in this green tuk tuk stopped to pick us up.
After a quick mop down in the dry, we ask 'how much?'
"No charge" 
Apparently this was a private Tuk Tuk.
How lovely.
Very nice and thank you!


Looking out it was more like being on a boat!

I am fairly used to monsoon weather in Hong Kong and Singapore
but this was something else.

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