it’s raining so hard

Rainy season has begun. Saigon’s tropical climate is divided into two distinct seasons.  The rainy season averages about 70 inches of rain per year (about 150 rainy days) and begins in May ending late in November.  So far the showers I have experienced are short rains that clear quickly and cool down the temperature. The dry season lasts from December to April. You can’t really see the rain in this video I shot from my balcony (aka Miss Paul Movie Studio) the other night, but it does give you a feel for the season.

I plan on embracing the rainy season.  I mean why not swim my laps in the rain? I’m going to be wet anyway. And of course, I will be shopping for some cute rain gear to wear when splashing around!  I do feel for the motos in the rain, but they appear to accept it as a normal part of their life.

Here, my tour guide at the Reunification Palace, Ngoc, tells me why she and other young Vietnamese girls love the rainy season:

Think I will dry off now and soak up the Queen of Soul singing one of my favorites:

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shannon
    May 21, 2011 @ 20:22:33

    Dance in the rain and jump in the puddles girl!


  2. maria
    May 25, 2011 @ 00:14:58

    Watching Anthony Bourdain’s show on Vietnam right now. Showing all the designer boutiques.


    • Lisa Clapp Boudreau
      May 25, 2011 @ 05:34:22

      I’m going to have to do a blog on that topic soon. And to maintain true experiences on my blog, I should make purchases in each…don’t you think?


  3. chanh
    May 28, 2011 @ 22:34:58

    HEllo!nice to meet u again at somerset.
    I like rain.i love the atmosphere and the view before it rains,black cloud approachs.everything almost in dark…u know it make me sad
    looking forward your reply.sorry about my bad grammar


    • Lisa Clapp Boudreau
      May 29, 2011 @ 07:41:38

      Your English is VERY good! It was so good coming back to Somerset for lunch AND seeing you. Be looking out for my blog post on best Vietnamese food. You might see someone you know! xoxo


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