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Typhoon Conson Sweeps Far East


  • Erin De Santiago - International Travel Examiner 5 years ago

    Just to clarify - there are a number of fatalities - it is up to 20 last report I received.

    I am not sure I would say it's dangerous to travel Asia during monsoon season. That might be a bit of an unfair statement. I live here and have been through my share of typhoons (including Morakot which was the worst typhoon to hit Taiwan in 50 years). I've had worse luck with the Caribbean and traveling during hurricane season down there. This year, we are expected to get 4 typhoons here versus the average 6 - there are usually far more hurricanes in the Atlantic than that per season. Heck, I was in French Polynesia when the 4 cyclones in a row hit back in February - now that was definitely not fun. It caused quite a change in our 2 week cruise itinerary, but it worked out and we had a great trip.

  • Author 5 years ago

    Thanks for your comment. As for the number of fatalities, I posted the article with the only update I got access to, which was right after it happened. Usually those can't be too precise about damages and losses, and sure enough things are bound to change as hours pass.
    I appreciate the clarification about fatalities, now that such datum is available.

  • Author 5 years ago

    Regarding the dangers of traveling to southeastern Asia during monsoon season: while I understand your point, it's undeniable that it isn't the best time to visit that part of the continent for this very reason.
    You are definitely familiar with the area year-round, and I take your opinion as that of an experienced locale. Still, I aim to advise the experienced as well as the inexperienced travelers (especially the latter), who would probably feel unsafe during a cyclon like that.
    Then, of course, seasonality gives hints and can help suggest a better time over another to go, but like you said, that doesn't mean a storm can't hit any time of the year.
    I hope this helps making it sound less unfair: that really wasn't my intention.

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