The title of this story might bring certain amount of insecurity in you as no one of us want rain to spoil our holidays. Well, we can't be blamed for that. Rain comes with some very annoying and depressing parts of a fun filled holiday, be it water logged roads, snarled traffic or muddy messy soil and so on.
But there is definitely a poetic side of rain which is mesmerizing and has compelled the poets and song writers down the centuries to glorify it with countless metaphors and similes. And you just need to give a subtle twist to the common perception of rain as a vacation spoiler to feel the way Langston Hughes did when he cited, “Let the rain kiss you, let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby....”
So, if you are also thinking of donning that fanciful hat of a poet in a foreign land like a complete unknown the time is now! Monsoon has just arrived in the southeast Asian region with pearl like rain drops to drench your soul down.
Lets get creative and excessively optimistic to sneak out the best of rain in southeast Asia:
Moderate weather: As rain descends upon the South East Asian countries, it comes along with the soothing touch of a pleasant atmosphere. The temperature dips to a great extent than normal and the sights are ready for you with a new wet look.
Sights in rain: The life of the people takes a total new turn when rain falls down the earth. Observing all these from a third person view from the hotel window is amusing and educating. The kids heading towards school with their over sized rain wear, a confused guy struggling with his umbrella or a motorist finding it a tough job to park his vehicle- all these scenes are ingredients of a light story over your dining table back home.
Reasonable charges: Another aspect that follows the former is the considerable fall in the prices and charges. Low demand and high options allow you to have a good bargain on anything you wish to spent some bucks on.
Lush green scenery: The already green surroundings is washed up by the purifying rain and wears a whole new look. The green looks greener with the occasional spark of a raindrop that hangs on a wet leaf.
Be with yourself: Spending some time with yourself is something that you can do in a rainy day with no travel plans and external sightseeing. Get up late in the morning, grab you cuppachino in the hotel bar and see the rain falling from the stars. If you want to get social, start conversation with someone like minded and share what you have. The evening comes with cocktails and cigars in a windy damp atmosphere outside.
Crowd free vacation: As mentioned at the outset of this story, many of us hold back our vacations during monsoon. This is very true here with lesser amount of tourists and you are sure to experience a more personalized time. This is no less than a boon for you as this region is a hot favourite with the globetrotters.
Click away: Photography can never be more appealing and awe inspiring than when it is done in a slightly overcast condition. The frequently changing colours with the dramatic and natural lighting sets the stage for an excellent outing with your camera ready to freeze the moments.
You have always followed a monotonous plan for your much anticipated holiday with clear blue sky, smooth roads and uninterrupted travel itinerary. But, try something new this time, lets explore the pleasure and fun in holidaying with the insecurity of a plan that might come face to face with a session of stubborn rain and cold wind.
Zoom fast to South East Asia as once the monsoon goes, you will again be following the clear sky itinerary...