Since how long as i can remember, I’ve always wanted to live abroad. I don’t know why (especially that we have everything here) but I’ve never felt at home where I’m from (France) despite that fact that I feel french.
I’ve always been attracted to south east asia and tropical places but never had the chance to travel except to London (which i didn’t like at all > weather + architecture) and Mexico (which I loved and lived there a while but in a warm but bearable – because in altitude - city). My abroad short list destinations : Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore (way too expensive) and maybe some paradise island in Thailand (but I need a big city too so…or else it gets boring fast) with a big plus for Japan, then Hong Kong and Taiwan.
My big concern is extreme weather conditions.
Let me explain. Few summers ago, I was visiting some kind of animal garden in Paris with my family. It was summer and it was warm outside (something like 32°c). I feel confortable between 18 and 27°c, between 28°C and 32°c it becomes hot for me but still bearable if I can reach shadows sometimes but beyond it’s very hard for me (and it’s easily 35°c to 40°c in Paris during summer). Anyway, at some point we enter a pavillon to see turtles and crocodiles and I thought that something was wrong because the heat (less than outside) felt unbearable to me. It was sticky hot and i had hard time breathing and after just 3 minutes I couldn’t take it anymore and went outside and was relieved to find again the 32°c of outside (that I don’t like too but it felt heaven compared to the crocodile pavillon). Of course, it was the humidity I couldn’t bear.
I hear that all these places I mention are pretty hot and humid and especially Taiwan but I don’t if the humidity I felt in this crocodiles pavillon (probably the kind of humidity and conditions there is in a tropical forest or in Louisiana) can be compared to the humidity of Taiwan (or the other places mentioned). If the kind of hot humidity found in these south east asia countries are similar to what I felt, then I know I couldn’t live abroad in one of these countries, I couldn’t take it more than few minutes.