We had cool weather during our entire trip back home to Southern California. Coming back to Thailand was like waking up every day in a slow cooker. During the hot days, many cats just lay down on their backs and enjoy a long siesta until evening. Well, maybe not just cats.
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I don’t know how you survive the heat and humidity of Thighland with your sanity intact. One reason why I have zero desire to visit SE Asia and South Asia is precisely that: the climate. I imagine there must be plenty of other pluses to living in Thailand—the natural beauty, the people and their culture, the food, the amazing history, etc.—but the heat and humidity would always be front and center in my consciousness, depriving me of the ability to appreciate those other aspects. I’d be a melting, miserable mass of sweat and suet. Is there a secret to successful survival?
It’s hot most of the year, but it almost never gets as humid as Japan or Korea in the summer. Hot and humid is ten times more unbearable for me than hot and somewhat dryer. Also, around January is sweater weather for many westerners living here (and ski clothes weather for Thais). The cool periods seem to be getting longer, as well. It was straight up chilly (in the mornings) here for two whole months last winter. The real secret, however, is effective air conditioning and strategically placed fans in every room… and since this is not Korea, fan death is not really a concern.
“…since this is not Korea, fan death is not really a concern.”
Ha ha—well said!
Glad to hear the cool periods are lengthening.