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    Middle East vs HK Summer

    Not been out of quarantine for a month yet and I’m already over this place again, especially since experiencing how normal the rest of the world is.

    Was thinking of trying out Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Turkey in July, but what is the summer heat like compared to HK? I’m thinking as long as it’s not humid then I should be fine. Then again, I will be exploring a lot, so the heat might take its toll?

    I'm familiar with very warm dry conditions as that's where I grew up (I guess not as warm as Egypt though) but it's the humidity that kills me.

    Bad idea to go in summer?

    Last edited by Crankshaft; 29-05-2022 at 05:27 AM. Reason: Better info

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    Any reason why it needs to be the Middle East?

    Without knowing the full background, how long, why etc how about Portugal/Spain or Greece/Turkey. Dubai in Jan/Feb is hot by day but not stifling and cool overnight. Summer temperatures are blistering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankshaft:
    Not been out of quarantine for a month yet and I’m already over this place again, especially since experiencing how normal the rest of the world is.
    Oh this is no good at all. You know what this means right...

    1. You've contracted Covid wanderlust and/or
    2. You've developed a growing addiction to the high of stressful travel. craving a bigger fix

    Can't say for the others but Turkey was ok, not as humid as HK. Presumably becos they have decent sunlight there. I can't rem the last time I saw legit bright nice continuous clear sun in HK for > 2hrs. Weak beams.
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    Cant speak for ME…..

    I have been to Turkey plenty.

    The dryness makes all the difference. 40 degrees, no problem. Feels better than 30/32 with 100% humidity in HK.

    I hike, cycle, lie on the beach. Never really spend much time in cities, but I am going to guess it can be very hot as you are surrounded by glass, stone and concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeByeEngland:
    Any reason why it needs to be the Middle East?

    Without knowing the full background, how long, why etc how about Portugal/Spain or Greece/Turkey. Dubai in Jan/Feb is hot by day but not stifling and cool overnight. Summer temperatures are blistering.
    Want to go somewhere I've not been yet that's relatively cheap and always wanted to see the pyramids, Petra and Cappadocia. Looking at about 3 weeks. Going to Turkey, but not Dubai. Will only transit in Doha.

    Just spoke to a friend who lived in HK and has been to Egypt in July and says it's nowhere near as bad as HK because it's dry.

    So now just out of curiosity, which place would be worse than HK in summer? For me it's the worst I've been to. I find it worse than Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankshaft:
    Want to go somewhere I've not been yet that's relatively cheap and always wanted to see the pyramids, Petra and Cappadocia. Looking at about 3 weeks. Going to Turkey, but not Dubai. Will only transit in Doha.

    Just spoke to a friend who lived in HK and has been to Egypt in July and says it's nowhere near as bad as HK because it's dry.

    So now just out of curiosity, which place would be worse than HK in summer? For me it's the worst I've been to. I find it worse than Singapore.
    If you’re looking for a cooler place, Moscow is probably the cheapest it’s ever been to stay in.
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    Hi,

    I guess if you really want an escape from this hot and humid temperature of HK, my recommendation would be Turaif is located at the northern border of Saudi Arabia. It is the coldest city of Saudi Arabia.
    Al Turaif District in Diriyah is the cradle of the first Saudi dynasty and a world heritage site with over three hundred years of history.
    Its a different experience.

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