Sounds like either everyone is very organised, hence holidays for all, or it will be a mad 6weeks or so after the holidays getting displays ready. I'm definitely option2. No roadside food for us, all bottled water. Recovering from our flights right now. Arrived at Brisbane airport at10am. Arrived in Chiang Mai, Thailand 2am. A long day with 3 kids under 5 but here now. Weather is very hot and humid. Just love wet season!
do keep up the running story and photos, it's on the bucket list sometime, but have no clue of conditions, things to watch out for, places to go, costs, resorts to avoid, resorts to come back to, where to eat all that jazz would be most helpful.
Australia is on the bucket list too, but for some reason it's super expensive to get there from the States