Monday Montage: More Heat

It’s getting hot here in Phuket. Up until a couple of weeks ago, the temperature here averaged around 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) with a nice mellow humidity level. I think that is the best kind of weather, and I refused to use the A/C in our house until bedtime. That was until this week. All of a sudden the heat us upon us and it is roasting outside. Last night at 10:00 the temperature was 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit). It was much hotter during the day, but I don’t know the exact temperatures, as I couldn’t hold my phone to check, it kept slipping out of my sweaty hand. Β No, not really, but it could have been for that reason.

All three of us love and enjoy hot, sunny weather. But we are also thankful for fans and our air conditioning. How’s the weather been where you are?

Here are the pictures for this week. Thanks for reading! And if you haven’t already, please like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

Election posters on the street.

Election posters on the street.

This was the check out area at a outdoor/indoor shopping market called Super Cheap that we visited in Phuket Town. It was crazy and hot and hot and hot...

This was the check out area at a outdoor/indoor shopping market called Super Cheap that we visited in Phuket Town. It was crazy and hot and hot and hot…

The swimming pool that is a couple of blocks from our house. It costs 70 baht ($1.75) per adult and 50 baht ($1.50) per child. We love it.

The swimming pool that is a couple of blocks from our house. It costs 70 baht ($1.75) per adult and 50 baht ($1.50) per child. We love it.

This is a very popoluar cleaning supply company here in Thailand. I do not think they know how wrong this is. :-/

This is a very popoluar cleaning supply company here in Thailand. I do not think they know how wrong this is. :-/

A gas station squat toilet. It looks dirty but was actually fairly clean. Just old. This look is pretty common for public toilets though.

A gas station squat toilet. It looks dirty but was actually fairly clean. Just old. This look is pretty common for public toilets though.

A public bus here on Phuket Island. They run from town to town without any kind of schedule. If you are able to find one and flag it down, it only costs 20 baht per person.

A public bus here on Phuket Island. They run from town to town without any kind of schedule. If you are able to find one and flag it down, it only costs 20 baht per person.

25 thoughts on “Monday Montage: More Heat

  1. Almost like here: -2 or so in the nights, getting up to 10 during the day πŸ™‚ And we love the sun and the flowers that are starting to bloom (as well as our jackets and gloves…)!

    • I sometimes miss the winter clothing and crisp cold air. I am thinking we will get some when we visit Tokyo in two weeks. πŸ™‚ I think I will get enough of it and want the heat again.

  2. The bus looks so much like our Jeepneys here! I take the jeepney everywhere because they are so much cheaper than taxi.
    It truly is summer, I love warm weather but today was just too hot for me, I stayed indoors most of the time. Wishing we could hit the beach next week!

    • That’s why we end up going to the swimming pool. It’s shaded for z, and I don’t have to de-sand her afterwords.
      I wish I could take the bus more often, it sometimes seems like they only come after I get to the place I am going. Somehow I always miss them. 😦

  3. Love, love, love the photos! Such a “commentary” on day-to-day stuff! It’s hot, but at the open store they’re wearing pants I noticed! The squat toilet I’ve heard about but never seen! The popular cleaning stuff you showed, umm, yeah definitely crazy for us! The swimming pool, fun! Anyhow, fun to see these! Thanks for sharing! We are at the beginning of a blizzard. Waiting to see if it’s as bad as predicted.

  4. That is crazy hot! We are finishing up our hot weather here and it’s a bit sad to see less sunshine. Hopefully we will be escaping to sunnier climes for a while during the winter time.

    • I always got a little sad when summer faded into fall. I am actually looking forward to experiencing some cooler weather this month when we travel to Tokyo and the USA though. I sometimes miss wearing jeans and boots. πŸ™‚

      • I would miss boots as well. Last winter I made resolution to wear dresses and skirts as much as possible because I felt like I’d been wearing jeans almost non-stop for the past twenty years! It was fun, but I realised jeans are often a lot more practical, so I’ll be digging them out again this year. So I guess I missed jeans too! (:

  5. You are living the life! I remember that heat growing up in the tropics and I didn’t like it much, especially when you just had a shower, put on clothes and you start sweating all over again. We were in New York last week and it was -2…back in Italy with a wonderful 20 degree Yay!!

  6. Yikes. 38Β°. Way too hot. I can’t stand AC’s either as they always make me ill. I prefer the “open-the-window-and-let-the-wind-in-method” or to have the AC cool down the room before I get in it, and then switch the darn thing off!
    P.S. That squat toilet reminds me of things to come, in just a few months. Gulp!

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