The weather was terribly bad. There was a downpour in Hanoi a day before my departure to Sapa. All the tourists I met were upset as their tours to Ha Long Bay had been cancelled due the havoc caused by Typhoon Conson. I was nowhere near the coastal area of northeastern Vietnam, but the locals warned me that the typhoon would brought in plenty of rain to the whole northern Vietnam and reminded me get a poncho. What the locals had predicted soon became true. It rained for 3 whole days out of my 4 days stay in Sapa. But I never got a poncho.
In all my trips to overseas, I try to plan as much as possible. But there is one thing that I could never plan or control. It’s the weather. Sapa is a very unique place as it is located in the mountainous region in the northwest of Vietnam which offers stunning views of the rice terraces. The beautiful landscapes are something I always want to photograph. But the weather made every single shot looked flat, dull and uninspiring. Since there was nothing much I could do to change the whether, I just gotta tried my best! Below are some snapshots of the sceneries and the colorful hill tribes I met in this beautiful region.
Bac Ha market
Buffalo for sale