The weather in Vietnam is best described as complex and diverse. Hue was our next destination and just a mere week ago they had weathered through a devastating monsoon.
Upon our arrival we were greeted with a torrential downpour of rain.
The majority of the flooding had already receded in most areas, leaving only a few village roads and fields still under water. There were short-lived dry periods, but the sun we were seeking was unfortunately nowhere to be found.
No complaints though, we were fortunate to have missed the storm and lucky enough to once again meet up with our Canadian friends, Rose, Anthony, Emile and Filou.
We were all up for a bit of fun and weren’t about to let a few raindrops dampen our spirits. Rose had just the thing up her sleeve to make that happen for all of us: A motorcycle tour of the city, neighbouring village and a few other stops along the way. It was a brilliant idea, and in no time, we were all ready to hit the road and let the exploring begin.
It’s raining, it’s pouring, let’s get these bikes a roaring!
The locals of Hue had weathered the storm, as they have done through many others in the past. They accepted the situation, continued on with daily life, and there’s little or no sense of negativity that I can detect. There seemed to be an underlying motto of: This is life, deal with it, make the best of it, and carry on. In some odd way, it made me think of the song ‘Don’t worry, be happy’. by Bob Marley.
We tried our best to take stride and ducked out of some of the worst bouts of rain. We made the best of it, and all-in-all, I think we did fairly well.
Good times were definitely had by all! Many thanks to Nho and his motorcycle tour for a safe, albeit wet, but yet a very memorable journey!
It’s raining, it’s pouring, let’s get these bikes a roarin’!