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Dealing with the heat in the Philippines

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Dealing with the heat in the Philippines

Post by Hero » June 7th, 2009, 3:55 pm

If you ask me, the only thing that keeps Cebu from being paradise is the heat and humidity (though you guys with more experience in the Philippines may know a million other reasons why it's not Heaven :lol:) Once I was on date with a girl, and I was sweating so much that she had to send me back to my hotel to change my shirt :oops: So, does anyone have any tips for keeping cool? Should one go outside only in the evening? Or do you get used to the heat eventually?

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Post by ladislav » June 8th, 2009, 7:27 pm

Heat? You spend a few years in Saudi and you will be freezing in the Philippines. Stay for a year in Jeddah or Dammam. I stayed in Jeddah for 4 years. I no longer complain of the Philippine "heat".
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Post by Winston » July 8th, 2009, 9:42 am

It's simple. When it's hot, you stay inside the malls where there's air conditioning. If you want to go do outdoor activities, wait til the late afternoon, then go out. That's what most people do, if they have a choice that is.
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Post by Mr S » July 8th, 2009, 4:39 pm

The better shape you are in the less you will sweat for the most part. I am not overweight or have too much fat on me but I do notice that heavier people sweat more than thinner ones. Also your body gets used to the heat after a couple weeks and you won't sweat as much. if you use a fan at home instead of AC then your body will get used to the temp even more so. I only sweat when I am doing strenuous walking or some other activity in the sun or in an enclosed space with no air circulating.

But I do agree with Ladislav, the middle east is the hottest place I've even been in as there is extreme sun heat and high humidity. I've lived in the tropics which usually doesn't get higher than mid 90's with high humidity. I've lived in the Phoenix area where temps are over 100 degrees easily but its not as bad cause there is no humidity. The middle east is just the worst weather in regards to unbearable heat to have to live in.
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Post by Winston » July 9th, 2009, 5:59 am

Isn't the Middle East usually desert though? How can deserts have high humidity?

Why were you in the Middle East Mr. S?

Has anyone here ever been to Egypt? What is it like there?
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Post by Mr S » July 9th, 2009, 3:38 pm

I was in the Navy when I was younger and we had a couple of cruises in that area. I don't know why it's so humid there, but it is. Perhaps it's the weather patterns in that region of the world.
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Post by adam917 » July 9th, 2009, 10:11 pm

I thought India in May or so is the worst as it is 50 °C (122 °F) and humid on top of that.

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