Friday, October 14, 2011


Heavy rains in the past few weeks coupled with the already high water levels of the reservoirs in the North (it's the tail end of rainy season) has resulted in massive flooding in many Northern and Central areas. So far over 100 people have died and hundreds of thousands more have lost their homes and their crops.

Ayutthaya is the old capital of Siam and is home to beautiful wats, they're all surrounded by flood waters now and the roads and train lines have been cut.

Ayutthaya is one of the hardest hit areas.
A wat in Ayutthaya

So far the Southern areas, such as Nakhon Si Thammarat where I live, have not been effected by the flooding and i hope it stays that way. 

I will be in Bangkok for the next 3 days as i have friends flying in from Sydney. There has been flooding in the Bangkok region but not the center of the city so i am certain we are not going to get our feet wet. We will be heading to Koh Chang, near the Cambodian border on Tuesday and i hope the weather holds so we can get our feet wet the beach!

From Koh Chang i will be going back to Nakhon to teach and i'm asking everyone to cross your fingers for a super mild, and very short rainy season. I really do not want my house to flood.

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