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Thrills and chills and bellyaches

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When the winter winds began to hit Thailand last month, I knew difficult times lay ahead for mountain travellers. 

Of course I don't mean the bitterly cold temperatures, ice storms and blizzards caused by the polar vortex in North America. The weather in Thailand was still very nice. We got sunshine every day, but still, our "winter" brought travel chaos to the North.

Most people, except those in the mountainous areas, think the country has only two seasons _ summer and rainy season. So weather forecasts about dropping temperatures make people jump with joy. And news about hoar frost in the North and Northeast even prompted people to make a trip upcountry.

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