cariaso (cariaso) wrote,
cariaso
cariaso

Swimming to Maesot

The reason I've come here is not to lay in a hammock counting sunsets, but to volunteer. I'm a fundamentalist missionary from the church of the internet, proselytizing with a fire in my belly that cannot be stopped by Hell or high water. The high water did however force a longer route.

P1060998The bow waves of trucks splashed over the top of my windshield.



P1070004After driving several sections which got progressively deeper, Nonthaburi was finally too deep. I had to turn back, burning hours navigating a new route.



P1070010North of Chai Nat it wasn't standing water, this one flowed like a river.


P1070014At the origins of the Chao Phraya river nearly the entire 1st level of this building was submerged.


P1070020Outside the flood zone, supply lines had been cut. Here was a 7-11 which had almost nothing to sell.


Undeterred, the car and I made it, crossing 2850km together as I arrived in Maesot (map, wikipedia) my home for the next 3 months.

P1070077 P1070074 P1070049 P1070032 P1070079 P1070069 P1070080


I didn't come for the pretty scenery, the generous accommodations, the sporting events, fine dining, spas or nightlife.


I've returned for the 4th time, to Hsa Thoo Lei, a school of 800 refugees from Burma. I teach computers, internet and programming, install networks, remove viruses and do whatever other vaguely related tasks seem possibly helpful.

P1070114 P1070098 P1070088 P1070093 P1070081
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments