on our first "family" visit to HK about 4 yrs ago my husband (whose work has taken him from months in the desert to ice fields and mountains) was caught by heat stroke at Ocean Park, whilst concerned at the time it was hard to be sympathetic when a) he wasn't wearing a hat b) he wanted to sit in the sun c) we didn't leave the hotel until 11am ish d) he wouldn't go home despite feeling terrible and being unwell. Growing up in Australia (esp above the 26') you know slip slop slap and to stay out of the sun from 11 to 2 , (husband is not Australian!) as for the humidity, wear linen, no make up and avoid the crowds!
Forget sugary drinks, cold soda water with fresh lime or lemon, and unsweetened ice teas are fantastic for quenching summer thirsts.
Last edited by Natfixit; 23-06-2013 at 01:48 PM.
Go to the jungles of Malaysia and stay there for two weeks... after which, your blood volume will have increased by 20%
Then you'll be able to handle the weather here... but you can't spend one moment back in air con... or you will lose the blood volume...
Getting back to HK is hard too... you can't take a flight... but there are still some refugee boats that will drop you off...
The upside is you can donate blood more frequently... although they have great air con at the Red Cross... you'll have to ask for a non aircon room...and a great cuppa too