For weeks now we have been noticing Thai workers covering every inch of their bodies in clothing despite the heat.
This has included home made balaclavas, woolly gloves, jeans and even jackets! The thing is wearing all this clothing does make them hot, but it will also stops their skin being exposed to the Suns harsh Rays and today was the day Alex finally gave up sunbathing in favour of covering up!
Our day started as usual with a trip to the already bustling market, but along side our standard fair of fresh fruits Alex also picked up this long sleeved jazzy number. Very Lumbersexual.
Finally on the road we headed a few km on a busy road before my route skills kicked in and the rest of the ride was along quite backroads with huge mountain ranges flanking us as we headed north to the Myanmar boarder.
With the rains still not yet materialising many farmers have not had enough water to plant a second rice crop this year. The result of which will be felt by all as prices are bound to rise later in the year.
It’s harvest time here in Northern Thailand and the Transformer like combine harvesters were out in force in the fields.