In which we meet our first tropical rainstorm
15.04.2011 27 °C
After an early rise, quick breakfast and packing we made our way to the bus station for the 2x2 hours ride to Lopburi. The road to Saphanburi, where we had to switch busses, turned out to be bumpy. The ‘my fillings will rattle out of my teeth’ kind of bumpy, so editing pictures like I had planned to became quit challenging.
Once in Saphanburi, we had lunch in a really luxurious restaurant. It was close to the bus station and it had air-conditioning and that’s all we cared about at the time. Turned out we were still too slow though; upon returning to the bus station we learned the bus to Lopburi had left no more than 5 minutes ago. Which meant waiting for an hour for the next bus, which meant I could edit those pictures after all.
Before we got to go on our merry way, we were hit by our first tropical rainstorm, though. And let me tell you, that deserves the name rainstorm. Made a short movie for you guys, so you can see for yourself. Since the monsoon is catching up with us, we would see many more of these storms in the coming weeks and be rained on by a few as well.
Of course the bus couldn’t drive in that rain, or so we found out: we waited for 10 minutes at the station until the worst was over. After that we happily took off, without windshield wipers! Let’s just say I focussed on other things and was very relieved when the rain stopped completely.
The ride to Lopburi took much longer than expected; we arrived in the monkey town at 17:00, instead of the expected 15:00. So we made quick work of getting a hostel and dinner. Later that night we were besieged by an army of tiny, tiny flies in our room, but oh well. Better than mosquitoes, right?