A Detachable Hood is Golden in Hong Kong
Though I’ve been lucky while here in Hong Kong so far (as far as life and weather is concerned), I looked at the stats and it’s risky business to expect clear skies while in Hong Kong. With 133 and 1/2 days of rain a year¹, it’s no wonder I opted for a detachable hooded coat. Not that this coat is waterproof but if it started to drizzle, I’d resist getting my shoulders wet.
But don’t let the weather stats fool you, I didn’t have to deploy the hood even once today. I’m not so sure about my upcoming trip to the wet market however. But I’m more than willing to pack along a real rain coat just for that occasion. The wet market, you see, is a place where fish go to die and hungry tourists and shop owners alike go to buy their fish for the day/week. It is… as the name suggests, wet, and what’s more… it’s fishy. So needless to say… I’m going prepared.
But for today, it’s high flying up to Hong Kong’s “The Peak” and then off to see a laser show… more to come on that in another post.
P.S. I swear it doesn’t need to be raining to feel wet here, the humidity is thick and always present. For example… I brought my Tigger PEZ dispenser which I dutifully filled before I left home. When I popped my first PEZ into my mouth it was crisp and crunchy just the way I like it. After a day the PEZ became soft and a bit chewy… WTF? I feel like people living in Hong Kong don’t really know what the consistency of PEZ is really supposed to be like.
Fun Fact: PEZ was invented in Austria where the average humidity ranges from 25% to 75%³. Hong Kong’s average humidity ranges from 74% to 87%² A.K.A. PEZ melting humidity.
What I’m wearing:
Sandro Paris coat – Sponsored by Sandro Queen Street
Vintage Burberry knit navy tie
White H&M button down
Brown Holt Renfrew leather belt
Yellow Joe Fresh pants
Gucci diamante print high tops
A huge thank you to Sandro Queen Street and Sandro Paris for sponsoring my trip to Hong Kong.
Check out the official Hong Kong Tourism website for more information on discovering Hong Kong.
¹ – Hong Kong rainfall source http://www.hong-kong-hotels-network.com/hong-kong-information/hong-kong-weather.htm
² – Hong Kong humidity source – http://gohongkong.about.com/od/travelplanner/a/humidityin_hk.htm
³ – Austria humidity source – https://weatherspark.com/averages/32356/Vienna-Niederosterreich-Austria