11 December 2016

TRAVELLING IN ASIA DURING "RAINY SEASON"

I would have never thought of heading to Asia during the low season but when I began to get really fed up of work, I pushed forward my trip to May, despite originally wanting to go in late October. Of course this meant I was much lower of funds than I wanted to be but I managed to stay comfortable out there. I was really worried about being there during the rainy season, especially since I had a few beach days planned and wanted to enjoy the sunshine but can't believe how little the rain impacted my trip.

It's less crowded.
It's so much better being able to freely wander temples and take great landscape shots without huge hordes of people crowding the scenery. It does ruin the atmosphere when you can't actually enjoy the scenery and without the high season crowds you can enjoy them in peace.


It's way cheaper.
Flights and accommodation prices will be significantly lower travelling during off peak seasons. A huge bonus. Not to mention how empty my flights were...a row to myself, don't mind if I do...


It doesn't rain 247.
Whilst it was mostly sunny, there were a few days of heavy rain but even these were short lived. You can expect the rain at around the same time of day (usually afternoon) but as soon as it clears, it's bright, blue skies. Plus, with that tropical weather, the rainfall is actually so refreshing you sometimes look forward to it.


Smaller group tours. 
If you're travelling with a tour, you will more likely be in a much smaller group than travelling during peak times. This makes for a much more intimate experience, allowing you to really get to know the few you're with. I spent a month with just 3 other girls in my group and we shared a lot of time together and became super close in a short space of time, which was nice, compared to the huge group of 20 that started their travels the month after ours. 


The rain can actually be fun (sometimes)
I'm not saying rain is better than warm sun when you're trying to sunbathe on a beach and it's definitely the last thing you want to happen whilst you're sitting in a rubber dingy floating down a river but once we were there and the rain starting falling, it kind of made the day a million times better. Dancing in the thunderstorm surrounded by mountains was such a great experience and slipping and sliding on wet mud = tonnes of fun. Read more about tubing in Laos in the rain here.


And well, look how pretty the rain can be...

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3 comments

  1. Wow - looks absolutely beautiful! I need a holiday!!

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  2. Amazing post! You have a wonderful blog:)
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  3. Amazing photos! I've never been in Asia, but it must be a beautiful place to visit!

    xo,
    Sara

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