It's raining how it does this time of year - constant shelling, so smooth it sounds like one drum beating.

July 18th, 2013, 10am

It was 25°C with few clouds. The wind was calm.

Rain falls differently here than in other countries. Even the loudest storm holds a perfectly still silence, a tempo that was made for sleeping in and cuddling up with a good book. It sounds almost like the gentle sha sha sha of sand sometimes. If you’re outdoors, it’s impossible to stay dry - the rain comes down in buckets, and puddles lie in wait between roads. Water is life, and you really see this city come alive best in the season of monsoons.

Chris, Peter and Won Hee said thanks.

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