How to ‘Chill Out’ during Hot Season

2 apr 2016

It’s been blindingly hot recently hasn’t it! This is because Thailand’s hottest season is from March until July so we have a bit more of this overpowering heat to deal with yet.

It is a time where you should pay special attention to some things though, especially if you’re travelling and want to visit many places.

Here’s some tips on keeping cool and dealing with the hot weather…

Start your day early
The morning time is cooler, you may not be ‘the early bird that catches the worm’ and up and about at 6am but starting your day a little earlier will help you make the most of it.

You can get stuff in before the intense midday sun and then…

Lunchtime rest
There is a reason why siestas are popular in warm countries and you will often see the local Thais taking an afternoon nap.

Even if you can’t sleep, take a nice rest, lay in a hammock and relax for a couple of hours.

Cold showers
The cold shower will become your best friend! This will help cool down your body temperature so take this at lunch or even better, if you’re near the sea then jump in there!!!

Quality instead of quantity
There may be lots of places you want to visit and things to do but plan your day to do this at ease rather than rushing around and not actually experiencing the essence of these places and activities.

Clothing
Pretty obvious but wear light clothing, cotton is the best as it helps the skin breath and the body heat to escape. But remember modesty, especially if visiting a temple or immigration.

It is a good idea to wear a hat and if you’re on a boat for the day then long sleeves are recommended so that you don’t get sunburnt.

Dust
It’s not gonna keep you cool but it’s gonna keep you safe… remember there is more dust on the roads at this time of year so be careful on scooters!

Loads of fluids!!!
Gradual dehydration can happen of a period of three to four days so to avoid this happening you need to be drinking about five or six litres of fluid a day.

The heat can also suck the sodium out of you so add a bit of salt to your food and drink coconuts water which is a natural electrolyte.

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