The rainy season in southern Viẹt Nam runs from May through mid-November. So we are well into it now, and each day has been unsettled with a thunder storm and hour-long downpour arriving at some point each day. The citizens here are quite used to this and know how to cope as they are out and about driving their motorbikes. They put on rain ponchos and keep on going.
Since we have time on our hands at this point, our strategy is to duck into the nearest cafe or restaurant and wait it out.
We did this on a trip to the countryside yesterday, and we hit the bánh xèo stand just in time for lunch and escape the rain.
The rains are refreshing because it lowers the daytime temperatures from the 90s (F.) to the 70s for a short time.