Sa Pa is a quiet mountain town in northwestern Vietnam. During this time of year its skies are overcast and air a bit chilly. When we first arrived via the overnight train from Hanoi the cloud cover was so thick you could not see 20 feet in front of you. We were so immersed in the clouds that you could barely make out people right across the street.
We arrived to town around 8:30 AM and had to wait until noon to check-in to our hotel. Around 12:30, after being in town for four hours already, we hadn’t yet seen the town — being engulfed in a veil of clouds and all — but, after we got our belongings organized in our hotel room, the clouds suddenly, though briefly, scattered. Upon observing the visible masses of liquid droplets from our hotel room balcony for some time we noticed persistent and regularly lapses of the cloud’s activity. Not letting a good opportunity go to waste we busted out the camera and shot a neat time-lapse of the clouds coming and going, rising and falling, crashing against the town and mountainside.