Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rain Storms

November and December marks the end of the rainy season, and the beginning of the dry, "cold" season. While to the Khmer people it's freezing and they're bundled up in hoodies, long pants and socks with their flip flops, we're just to the point of not needing a fan to sleep at night, and maybe a cardigan early in the morning.

We had a cold snap for a few days and I was actually cold! We'd spent 4 months trying to adjust to the heat, so that 68 degrees felt freezing. It was actually feeling a little Christmasy since the temperature dropped, but sadly it's now back up to the normal "cold season" temperatures, a balmy 85 degrees. I told my co-teacher how cold it is in my home right now, and he told me maybe if it was that cold here that everyone would die.

A little bit ago we had the most crazy intense random rain storm. While we thought it was fabulous, it left the Khmer people wondering why it was raining in the dry season. It rained so hard I got soaked just standing in the doorway taking these pictures. The rain photographed like let's pretend, Cambodia sent some snow for Christmas..snow that you can bathe in.

Oh and yes, Hal is taking a shower outside. And yes, that is a common occurrence in Cambodia every day. We have the treat of watching our neighbors shower while we make dinner every day, thanks to the window that faces their yard. Not sure which came first, the window, or that shower spot. Maybe it's a chicken and egg debate ending only in being thankful for kromas...the large scarf like thing men wear around, and wear when they shower outside.


Recently Roached said...

Oo! I love a good rain storm :) That looks intense!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my gosh! That is some crazy rain!!!

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