Hochwasser!

I guess yesterday’s post was a suitable preview to today’s.

I left the house this morning to go for a run and there was a new sign on the way down to the river path.

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Hmmm…

I turned the corner down our little secret passage to the Inn river.

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Well, this looks different.

Let’s take a closer look.

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This is going to make my run along the river a lot more difficult.

I even made a little video:

I went back through my photos to see if I had one where you can see what the riverbank and footpath usually look like. I took this one on May 25th, so exactly one week ago.

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This isn’t a great photo (except look, cute ducklings!), but you can see the path that goes along the river which is now underwater.

It’s still raining right now.

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What’s For Breakfast?

A friend of mine on Facebook posted this video the other day:

I’ve often felt that breakfast was the most difficult meal for “going local.” There’s just something about eating strange foods early in the mornings that’s harder than at other times of day.

Here, every morning at 6am, our breakfast arrives in tidy boxes.

It's like Christmas every morning! What surprises await?

It’s like Christmas every morning! What surprises await?

Let’s take a look inside.

Everything is neatly wrapped, even the little green spoon.

Everything is neatly wrapped, even the little green spoon.

Today it was rice, a piece of chicken, garlic vegetables, some krupuk, and a tiny banana.

It's never too early for roasted chicken! It's usually some variation of this. Sometimes fish or tempeh, sometimes a different fruit or vegetable, but all in all not bad!

It’s never too early for roasted chicken! It’s usually some variation of this. Sometimes fish or tempeh, sometimes a different fruit or vegetable, but all in all not bad!

What did you have for breakfast today?

Do you like piña coladas? And getting….argh I hate that song

It’s raining. It has been raining for a day and a half. Fat, tropical rain. Get soaked in an instant rain.

At least it’s cooled off a bit. I was getting ready to have a Rant About How Hot It Is blog post, but, dear reader(s?), be happy to know that I have postponed that for another day.

So, what do you do in Chiang Mai in the rain, trapped in your tiny apartment? You invent a super fun game!

We call this “Hammer The Baht.”

Step 1: Get your pet or small child to gather all the stray Baht coins lying around the house and put them on the sofa. This will keep them busy for a few minutes while you play a quick round of Trivia Crack with your spouse or complete stranger.

Step 2: Hammer!

Step 3: Repeat until all Baht lost hopelessly under the sofa

Step 4: Invent new game titled “Find Some Treasure Under The Sofa”