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Weather woes December 12, 2006

Posted by Amanda in Travel Diary.
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After a pretty good run of weather for most of this trip, the last couple of weeks have been a shocker.

We have hardly seen blue sky since we have been in Vietnam. We had rain in Hoian and Hue, cloud in Hanoi, fog in Halong Bay and now here in Sapa, we are completely enveloped in mist. There is also another typhoon headed our way. Sapa is very cold and we don’t really have the clothes for it. It is all a bit depressing.

The most disappointing has been Ha Long bay as I have wanted to go there for a long time. The fog was so bad we could hardly see the islands at times. It was too cold to swim and the company on our tour was woeful so it made three days go pretty slowly.

We arrived in Sapa this morning and despite the weather it is very interesting. It is up in the mountains and is quite a small town with apparently amazing views if we could see them. There are many people from different ethnic minorities living here so the clothing is quite colourful and diverse.

We are here until Thursday night so hopefully it is going to clear up.

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