Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rainy Season Has Returned

The seasonal rains of southeast Asia have returned.  In Dalat it usually rains sometime in the early afternoon and on occasion it begins again in the late afternoon or night.  In the early afternoon, when it rains, it rains hard.  The skies darken and the clouds come together and the torrential downpour begins.  The rain absolutely brings everything to a halt in the city.  The motorbikes clear, the cafes fill, and everything is covered and moved in indoors.  There's not much to do but sip coffee and watch the drops.  We'll get a full day's worth of rain in just over an hour.  It's an amazing tribute to seasonal winds of the Pacific.

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