Monday, 7 January 2013

TRAVEL TIPS

The spectacular array of colour of the orchid garden at Singapore Airport certainly contributed towards my choice of colour, hence the Cerise Pink chinos and rose printed top, worn with stripes, travel style.   It is always difficult to look descent and be comfortable at the same time in sweltering temperatures. Now you may ask, why all those layers if it is so hot? One has to consider that visiting temples or religious places, bare shoulders and shorts are not acceptable. So when setting sail for a trip to Asia, be mindful of the clothing requirements at religious places, and try to find a balance between what is morally acceptable for entry, and comfort in the tropical heat. The moment I left the temple, I started removing the layers, and found comfort in my sleeveless vest. A good idea is to always travel with a large scarf tucked into your bag, either to tie up your hair, to use as a head cover, or to cover up shoulders or wrap around the hips if required.
 
At 42 degrees Celsius, and humidity of about 80%, one has to be rather composed not the reach a melt down..... don't forget comfortable shoes to traverse the rocks and steps of the ruins of Angkor. My travel tip in this heat would be to carry facial wipes to refresh your glow from time to time, and to perhaps skip wearing any make up, with a rather large hat and sunglasses to keep the glare at bay. Insect repellent is a good idea since this part of the world is rive with mosquitoes......and take a water bottle larger than your camera's memory!