I have been doing some research, because.. I am getting 10 days off in July! 😀 Generally speaking, SEA is very rainy in July, with the exception of East Malaysia/Thailand which I am not too keen on any way. There is only so many times one can go to Thailand and I think I have exhausted my lifelong quota.
I was planning to make a trip to Greece/Italy in summer, but S told me to postpone as he might be in Asia by then. I’m not sure how that’s going to work out, considering we’re already at the tail-end of May, but.. OK, traveling intra-Asia is cheaper for me anyways. 😀
So this is what my research has yielded the following destinations in Asia:
Bali and Java – dry weather!! ^^ (Best of recommendations)
Mongolia and Tibet – may rain a little, but July/Aug is best time to visit
China: Xinjiang and Gansu (the Silk Road region)
East Malaysia – Tioman Island, Terengganu, Redang Island and the Perhentian Islands
East Thailand – Koh Samui and its friendly neighbors
Me most keen on Mongolia, Tibet and the Silk Road region, obviously! Bali could be a good alternative.. and I would definitely visit Borobodur this time!