Bangkok Floods – Part Two

This is the scene at Chatuchak Park underground station early this morning. The park is turning into one big lake rapidly. A few yards on from emerging from the station entrance I face the street.

Then on up to the BTS Sky Train station (Morchit) and here below is Phahoyothin Road looking south. Normally during rush hour this road is chockablock with traffic. Actually I had my camera a day too late. Yesterday as I was coming back from work I saw a seven foot Reticulated Python being extracted from the water just at the foot of the steps you see to the top right background. It took several people, the snake wasn’t being particularly co-operative, to bundle it into a sack to be taken on the back of a motorbike to be released in more salubrious surroundings. It was quite a show. These urban dwelling pythons often live down in the sewers or under houses and temples where they have an abundant supply of rodents – it probably thought it was in heavan until it got the rude shock of being flooded out – the mind boggles. Imagine living down there!


About The Weary Traveller

I like to walk up and down hills. I've been so very fortunate to have lived most of my life in the Far East (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and the Middle East (Qatar, Oman and U.A.E). I now live and work in Bangkok. I'm past the half century now and can't help but feel that some of the mountains that I've climbed lately I should have done yesteryear. The mind is willing if the legs are not always so. Here are some stories and realized dreams of hills climbed and, dales and deserts crossed. With a bit of art thrown in. I hope you might enjoy.
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1 Response to Bangkok Floods – Part Two

  1. Brian Fredrick says:

    Looking good. Care for a drink in December? I will pass through Bangkok.


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