I'm leaving mid-September on a trip around SA Asia for around 8 months (hoorah!). I want to avoid monsoonal weather as much as possible. Wondered if anyone has any advice as to the best places to be in what months? I'm using Bangkok as a base and plan to travel mostly overland (in this order) Nth Thailand, Loas, Cambodia, Vietnam, [back to Thailand for some beaches, then possibly south India for a month], Malaysia, Indonesia, Philipines and Hong Kong. I'm clued up on Thailand weather thanks to a few threads here, but I'm confused about the rest! Is this a good order - or will I be following the monsoon? HelP!