Hi, I know I have posted a similar question on the rtw forum but I wanted to cover all bases and get as much info as I could.
I am about to start a rtw trip next month in India (thats not too bad) after that I go to China in June, Japan in July then Thailand, Loas, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia for about 4/5 months ending up in OZ in December, after that NZ, Fiji and USA.
The later half of the trip works out ok but for most of the rest it I hit the rainy season. I have read quite a few books/websites etc and talked to a few people but I seem to get conflicting reports. Some say it isn't too bad, it rains for a few hours a day but it is stil bearable, but others say it is really bad with unbearable humidity, mosquitos, leeches and days and days of rain.
I dont expect to be lying on beaches everyday, I quite like the idea of a few days chilling out in cafes etc and reading sometimes but I dont want to be wet through in unbearable heat for five months fighting insects!
Can anyone that has been there during these periods give me any advice or information please. I am getting quite desperate as I need to book in the next few days and might change my direction rtw if need be. I dont really want to do this for various reasons but could if necessary.
thank you very much for any help