We can add two weeks to our Thailand trip to stop in Bali and visit Ubud the last week in February and first week in March, in the rainy season. We definitely want to go but I wonder if we will be limiting our ability to view artists at work and ceremonies if there is a lot of rain. Are there roofs with open sides that allow life to go on as usual in rainy season? Will it be very buggy?
I have heard raves about the hill towns, including Tenganan, Candidasa, Nagaraja, and Ubud areas and I definitely want to go BUT would I be better off going at a different time of year instead of Feb. March? I may be able to go in October/November 2012 instead and if that would be really superior, I will save my frequent flier miles for Bali/Ubud at that time instead since I do not have unlimited resources. If there is no significant problem, and the rain will not make the insects terrible, I'd always rather go while I can because we never know what life will bring.
Please advise as to how the weather will affect our ability to experience Ubud and other towns. Thanks.