When it comes to wet weather conditions, are you one to say ‘let it rain’? Or ‘rain, rain, go away’?
If the former, then you’d be right at home in most parts of Southeast Asia, where right now you’re likely to experience afternoon storms on a daily basis.
If the latter, that’s fine too. It just means you have plenty of time to research and book a trip for when the season is more your style.
In this part of the world, the dryer months are typically between November and March. If you’re into activities such as biking, trekking, diving and sunbathing, that’s when you’ll most want to visit.
Indonesia is the exception. Its dry season actually takes place during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer months, starting around May and ending closer to October.
But at the moment in places such as Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, the deluge happens like clockwork. There are perks affiliated with the rainy season — as Lonely Planet’s Louise Clark wrote in 2009 — but that doesn’t make it everyone’s cup of tea.
If you’re averse to putting on the poncho, put on your planning hat instead. Or place it on the head of one of our tour specialists once you’ve had a chance to tell them what you’re looking for in an Asian holiday.