PapaAzucar wrote:For those that have been in Taiwan for a long time (like greater than 5 years), does your body adapt to the weather so that you feel the heat or humidity less?
Am I the only one who thinks that the thermostats for the indoors in Taiwan are set too high (even in the big department stores)?
I mean that I can set the A/C in my room to 23 degrees C with no clothes and I still sweat.
The locals tell me that they are used to the weather and humidity so they don't sweat as much.
Does the body eventually adjust to the local weather?
It seems many Taiwanese are too cheap to use AC's so they won't use it, or if they do use it they leave it at like 28 or something. Otherwise they only use it when guests are over. So maybe because of that they are able to adapt better to the heat?
When I did my time in the military they did not have AC's at all and I can't sleep when its hot. I think I was able to use the AC at 26 degrees (before military I had to put it at 23 degrees), but heat really sucks even then. Cold showers help though, but I always felt like does the Taiwanese not feel the heat or they don't complain about it?
Fan will help a lot but without AC it doesn't do much. I've seen people run like 10 fans in the house when there are more people there, and I could have swore the electricity to run one AC is probably less than all the fans combined.