Woo hoo! It's bucketing down in SongKhla! About a kilometre from the city centre I got caught in this torrential downpour. This is one of the problems of riding at the end of the monsoon - you're gonna catch the odd bit of too much rain. I still think it's the best time to ride though, as the cloud cover keeps the sun off, which is relentless.

You can see my bike handlebars centre stage, and I ducked into this cafe just as the heavens opened. After a cup of coffee and a 20 minute wait with no ease up in the rain, I just put on the plastic poncho and headed out to find a hotel. The rain's warm, and there's plenty of Thai folk sloshing about in the water having fun, so why not join 'em?