I’m not sure why, but being from a traditionally British / Australian background discussion around the weather appear to dominate at least 50 percent of daily conversation, for example: is it hot or cold, wet or dry? And, the ubiquitous question ‘did you receive more than 19.58 mm of rain’?
Therefore, in keeping with this strong tradition, todays entry is on the Bagan weather.
Today it’s raining and has been for some 12 hours. It has been a heavy, consistent fall that has subdued the dust however, has also created small rivers around our patch. The local shops, that also form part of people’s homes, remain closed as everybody does what’s necessary to survive this wet period.
The rain is a small distraction as we have had an average of 16 – 28 degrees Celsius throughout our four weeks with only one afternoon of rain that was a mere drizzle.
Beautifully designed umbrellas are used as protection from the sun as well as lamp shades and works of art but today they will be used as covering from the rain.
As this goes to air the rain has subsided, shop grills are opening, motorbikes are passing with their now usual frequency, albeit with a bit more driving skills added, and our 3 adopted (water logged) cats are at the door looking to be fed. Oh and the power has gone so we are bathed in romantic torchlight.