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1. Posted by heatherzed (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

So, call me foolish. I have booked a trip without really considering the rainy season. I plan on leaving from Canada in March, spending 2.5 months in nz and oz and then landing in singapore. I then leave from Hanoi at the beginning of oct.
After some intense internet research about the weather, and mosiquitos...I am beginning to second guess my choice.
Does anybody have any recommendations for my travel in asia that might help eliviate my problems?

2. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 9y

May/June is a good time to be in Indonesia. Singapore has generally the same climate all year around, very hot and humid. As for Vietnam, I'm not sure, I think the north has a different climate to the south of Vietnam.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Heatherzed

I dont think the rainy season is as bad as many people think.
Usually, it is no more, than a few rainy hours, per day. The other hours will be hot and sunny.
I will be in Thailand, in May and June. It will be the rainy season. And flight prices are much cheaper, during the rainy season.

Mel.

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 9y

Quoting heatherzed

So, call me foolish. I have booked a trip without really considering the rainy season. I plan on leaving from Canada in March, spending 2.5 months in nz and oz and then landing in singapore. I then leave from Hanoi at the beginning of oct.
After some intense internet research about the weather, and mosiquitos...I am beginning to second guess my choice.
Does anybody have any recommendations for my travel in asia that might help eliviate my problems?

In agreement with one of the previous posts, I wouldn't let the "rainy season" deter you from your trip. I lived in Vietnam for a couple years when I was "kid" and the rain didn't last long. There would be hours of sunshine and just when I planned on going out somewhere - then the rain would come for an hour or so. So you buy an umbrella when you arrive and be prepared!

If you get caught in the rain, take that opportunity to hit a bar, get something to eat, catch up on your sleep - take in a movie even! In Thailand the rainy season and "low season" prices for hotels are about the same times. Unfortunately, from the U.S., plane ticket prices are a little higher beginning in June up to the end of September. The airlines raise their rates to take advantage of the teachers, professors and millions of "mommy and daddy's" rich kids going overseas on vacation. (You can still find a bargain or two on flights - but not as many as before June or after September.)

5. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

rainy season? what is that...were it rains for like 3 hours non stop? i aint going to experience floodings and mud slides am i when i am in thailand, cambodia and vietnam in april and may no?

i got a laptop with me too...better not get busted:( though i will have some protective rain gear with me......

tell me this...when it rains?, is it a warm rain? perhaps i could shower myself in it:)

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

rainy season? what is that...were it rains for like 3 hours non stop? i aint going to experience floodings and mud slides am i when i am in thailand, cambodia and vietnam in april and may no?

i got a laptop with me too...better not get busted:( though i will have some protective rain gear with me......

tell me this...when it rains?, is it a warm rain? perhaps i could shower myself in it:)

.

Unless you need your laptop for business, why not just leave it back home! There lots of internet shops available and you would not have to worry about losing, breaking, or having your laptop stolen. I use a flash drive with Portable Firefox on it. This flash drive just about duplicates Firefox favorites on my home computer. I never found a hotel where you could fit a laptop in the security box, but all of them will fit a flash drive in!

Millions of tourists come to Thailand during the rainy season. Lower hotel prices and fewer crowds are side benefits. Rain usually stops within a couple hours and the sunshine comes out again (daytime anyway!) Small umbrella that fits in your carry bag should be good enough. The weather doesn't really get cold, sometimes the rain is refreshing. Lots of greenery. In ten years I only got caught in one little flood (Pattaya) and that was minor.

7. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

karazyal - i appreciate your advice,
but since i work for myself in IT, then my laptop is my work. plus i aint going to be home for 1-2 years. and will need it in australia when i settle down for a wee while.

even when i am properly working i do private work, nothing better than doing this and getting paid on those long boring flight and train journeys. it kills time too!

from what i have been reading, the rainy season should be good, refreshing from the heat...but then it is a warm rain, so its probably more annoying, maybe it will cool me down when in that heat.