When to Visit
Favorite thing: The dry season – and hence the most popular and easiest time to visit – is from November to May, and the rest of the year is extremely wet. The road between Snuol and Sen Monorem becomes very difficult and turns into a sea of red mud. However, the dry season sees almost constant high winds, often strong enough to bring down branches and roof tiles. In the town of Sen Monorem, the garbage – especially on the south side of the ridge – can make it a very dirty and unhealthy place to stay for too long, as it all gets sucked up into the air everywhere.
Favorite thing: The Internet has now arrived in town and the local access point has opened up a wireless service that reaches much of the town. The wireless service can be very sporadic though, and pages load very slowly. If you don’t have a computer with you, there is an Internet Café on the main street and the same guy packs his stuff up and moves up to the Arun Rea II guest house in the evening. There is also a small computer/copy shop on the main street – on the corner of market street – but it doesn’t have any internet access yet.