Should I go to SE Asia this summer or is it too rainy?
February 17, 2011 9:01 PM Subscribe
I want to travel this summer - in the "backpacking" sense - and I'd love advice on where to go. I'm leaning towards ~6-7 weeks in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma..but I'm worried about the rainy season. Should I go somewhere else? How many countries should I hit? Any other advice?
posted by User7 to travel & transportation (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So I've been to lots of places in Europe - often with family - but I've never really traveled on my own. This summer is probably my last chance to just go travel for 6 weeks, so I'm doing it. Ideally, I want to go somewhere very different form where I've been, and I've been leaning towards the whole Thailand, Vietnam, Laos idea. I'm worried that it's a bad idea because it's the "rainy season".
Should I still go? Should I go somewhere else and save SE Asia for another day? I've also thought about Greece, Turkey, Russia, China, Japan, South America...anywhere really! There's so many places I haven't been! What would you recommend for probably the longest and best trip I'll ever take for the next many many years?
I'd also love advice on how many countries and in what order to hit between late June and late August. I can obviously Google the details, but I thought this site would be a better place to help nail down which countries to go to, how many, what order, etc. But any and all advice is appreciated. Is the rainy season that bad?
Thank you in advance!