A myth found in many guidebooks has it that travellers should avoid the rainy season while planning a trip to Southeast Asia. Although there is no official definition of when the rainy season starts and ends, most accounts have it at July-October. However, by May there is already a fair share of downpours and June, for some, is already the start of the grey sky season. Don’t let this put you off, though, as many of travellers with us have come here in this very period of time and experienced a nice surprise. To them, the rainy season can turn out to be the best time to visit Southeast Asia, for the following five reasons:

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When you are fresh off the plane on your first travel adventure there is much you don’t know about the wider world, but a lot you do know about the place where you just left. This can be dangerous as it can lead you to commit many cultural faux pas. It may also mean that you travel with a mind that is not yet open to new experiences and ways of being. To make your journey of discovery and growth easier, here is a list of 43 travel tips for first-time travellers:

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In this section, you will find the most useful and practical advice from our experienced tour managers and guides who have escorted travellers from many different backgrounds at different times of the year. Before reading this, you also should take a closeh look at the Fast Facts section where we provide key information concerning the destination you will visit.

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