Bangkok: A land of hot dogs and chilly soldiers

Bangkok: A land of hot dogs and chilly soldiers - Independent, January 17, 2009
...But while Britain is blasted by Arctic winds, the Thai notion of "winter" is somewhat comical. Consider the dinner table I shared one evening with six Thai army officers in the northern hills, when the night-time temperature was a balmy 18C. These tough-looking military men baulked at this terrifying cold, adorning themselves in jumpers, scarves and woolly gloves. I sat beside them -- slightly provocatively, perhaps -- in T-shirt and shorts...

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