Street, or River?

Yesterday we were on our way back home in the rain when we had an “interesting” experience.  The city of Bandung is at the foot of some mountains, and we live in the north of the city up in the foothills. When it rains up where we live, all the water has to travel downhill somewhere so there is occasional flooding in the southern areas of town.  Because the drainage isn’t very good, the streets generally become the best way for the water to travel when the sewers are full.  Because of some heavy rains north of us, we were returning home, travelling uphill, straight though a river!  The video below was shot with a point-and-shoot camera, so the quality isn’t great but hopefully it gives you an idea of what things were like.  We’re glad to be renting an SUV!

Flooded Streets from Matt Menger on Vimeo.


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