Should I travel to Southeast Asia in the rainy season?
January 30, 2010 8:11 AM Subscribe
If I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in late September/early October, should I be concerned about the weather?
posted by josh.ev9 to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Southeast Asia for two weeks in late September or early October of this year. Countries that excite us include: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and perhaps Vietnam. We're just starting to plan the trip, and have read that the time we'd be able to visit would be at the end of the rainy season, which could be prohibitive to our travel. Should we forge on, or reconsider?
A few years ago we visited Costa Rica in the rainy season. It poured every afternoon for 1-2 hours, which actually turned out fine. It gave us time to just sit back and relax, or made the outdoor adventures more thrilling. Though I have a feeling that rain in the Southeast Asian countries means something different...more like full days of unescapable downpour. Am I right?
What would you do? Keep in mind that postponing the trip is an option for us, but if that's what you would recommend please let me know when a better time to visit would be.