Programming Note: I’m Back in Bangkok..

…and after a year in the U.S., experiencing, once again, Thailand’s glorious tropical heat. (And it’s not even hot season.) The temps here remind me of this May 2012 Tweet and photo from Annelie (@a_nnelie): CNN explains why it's so hot in Thailand pic.twitter.com/5fjA9DzH — Annelie (@a_nnelie) May 2, 2012 Sometimes that’s truly how it […]

Springtime Weather Arrives in NYC

This was the scene on the Columbia campus around mid-day yesterday: Yes — it was sunny. And with temperatures in the 60s, it felt almost hot after the last several months of winter. People were wearing shorts. And napping on lawns. And buying treats from a frozen yogurt truck. Yes, springtime weather has arrived. Finally. […]

Graphic Explains How Hot it Feels in Thailand

I’ve mentioned the recent spell of sweltering weather we’ve been suffering through here in Bangkok. Well, we finally have a graphic that illustrates how hot it feels. Yes, it feels like Thailand is on fire. Thanks to Annelie (@a_nnelie) for Tweeting this pic yesterday: CNN explains why it’s so hot in Thailand twitter.com/a_nnelie/statu… — Annelie […]

“Cool” weather comes to Bangkok

I know it’s been all-Thailand-flooding-all-of-the-time in these parts, but a quick note: This will come as no surprise to readers here in Bangkok, but the weather in the city has been absolutely delightful for the past week or so. We’ve been spared the daily downpours as the rainy season has come to a close, and […]

“Winter” comes to Bangkok

Bangkok residents woke up to something extraordinary this morning: chilly weather. Okay, so today’s low temperature was still a rather comfortable 64 degrees Fahrenheit, or 18 degrees Celsius. And yes, temps are still climbing up to 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) during the day. But still. But still. This is tropical Thailand, don’t forget, […]