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Monsoon Tour

What do you do when the rain just won’t stop? Well, our answer was to throw on our rain ponchos and just keep going. Turns out, the rain gods didn’t like us challenging them like that, so they decided to put us in our place.

We biked way out to the royal tomb of Tu Doc – and we were rewarded with a torrential downpour. The tomb’s staircases actually started to look like waterfalls. Maybe Tu Doc means Noah in Vietnamese.

We biked out to the Thien Mu pagoda – and suprise, surprise – it just kept raining. Luckily, it was on a hill so we didn’t have to worry about the rapidly rising river.

We biked around the outer Citadel – and presto, its grounds started to flood. Maybe we should swap our bikes for jet skis.

To leave our hotel, we had to roll up our shorts and wade knee-deep through the flooded streets. Nobody even seems to acknowledge the floods. Mopeds and bicycles just plow back and forth through the waters. Oh well, when in Vietnam…

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