Hot… extremely hot!

16 05 2009

The title unfortunately refers to the Karachi weather in these last days, days of torture and pain, of sweat and sleep deprivation. When I arrived in Pakistan the transition was from 0′-10′ Celsius back in Romania to 25′-30′ Celsius and still I thought it was hot… I was wrong, way wrong. 30′ C is a reasonable temperature, even cozy compared to the genocide that is happening right now.

The temperature reaches 40′-45′ C on a daily basis, but still this is not all. Combine that temperature with an humidity index of 80% here in Karachi and it will result in a heat parameter of 50′-55′ Celsius – meaning that this is the actual temperature your body is feeling (Heat index). As you can see, since I started to experience such an extreme weather IĀ  started to become more updated with Meteorology as a science, otherwise a mystery to me.

I have AC at work so the office is quite pleasant, it’s like heaven compared with the outside hell; at home my room is “equipped” with a ceiling fan which makes the living there somehow bearable but thanks to the KESC – Karachi Electrical Supply Corporation the power goes off 4 to 5 times a day (1 hour each time). This kind of unhealthy jokes coming from KESC transforms my room into a huge oven, wakes me up in the middle of the night and even gets people out of their houses into the streets, on the roofs so they can have a good sleep at night (the picture is pretty revealing for this issue) transforming the sidewalks into huge open-air dorms.
Hot… extremely hot. I don’t even want to get into the mosquitoes discussion.

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9 responses

17 05 2009
Alex

Wow, this is the first time I hear about people getting out in the streets to have a “normal sleep”. When I first saw the picture I thought they were just regular poor people without homes.

So, did you also try sleeping in open air? šŸ™‚

17 05 2009
Bogdan

šŸ™‚ No I didn’t try that yet and I don’t think I will try that very soon :P; like i said, I don’t even wanna get into the mosquito problem šŸ™‚

17 05 2009
Noni

This is “part of the experience” Bogdan, so shut up and sleep. šŸ™‚

17 05 2009
Bogdan

I know it’s part of the experience, dude, and the real thing that has been keeping me awake lately is that I “miss” you šŸ˜›

18 05 2009
Noni

But the good part is that you are a sexy motherfucker right now :)))))
How much weight did you lost?

18 05 2009
Bogdan

Dude, haven’t you seen my post on Pakistani food? šŸ˜›

24 05 2009
N

cred ca ar fi tare interesant sa incerci sai savezi cum e sa dormi pe strada (noni are dreptate – e parte din experienta, de ce sa nu profiti)..eu una as incerca..:P

..incepe lumea sa te incurajeze šŸ˜‰

4 06 2009
Shi Shuai

Poor you.
You are hot. I am not. But I am facing even bigger troubles here, like being jobless and broke in another country, which I don’t even know its language, and hardly get someone who speaks fine English. Hmmm.

Anyway, good luck. Are the mosquitoes still alive….?!!

26 03 2015

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