Winter in Bangkok
Grab your scarves and jackets, kiddies. Winter has finally hit the City of Angels!
Alright, so maybe 70 degree weather would hardly be considered even remotely winter-like to an American or European, but here in Thailand, once the temperature manages to dip into the low 70s, Thais all over the country can be found buttoning up their coats and bundling up in scarves. Yes, scarves.
I was at Central Ladprao the other day and was absolutely amazed to see the type of winterwear that was on display. And mind you, I’m not talking dainty little jackets here, but full-fledged, hardcore winterwear. Wool coats, knitted hats, leather gloves – you’d think a blizzard were about to hit this much loved tropical city of the Orient. And to add to it all, as I was walking to my car in the parking lot a little later on, I just so happened to notice more than one girl wearing a scarf around her neck to fend off the evening “chill”.
While it’s hardly considered very “winterly”, waking up to Thailand’s December mornings is heavenly. If weather in the LOS could be like this all year round, it’d be paradise. In fact, I’d never leave the country… yes, even if you paid me to!