Hong Kong Trip planning

May 31st, 2016, 01:06 PM
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Hong Kong Trip planning

Hi all,

You have been so helpful in the past that I decided to reach out for some help planning a trip.
My husband and I are planning a trip to Hong Kong for next July. We heard amazing reviews about Hong Kong.
My questions:
- Do you recommend Hong Kong in July?
- We wanted to combine Hong Kong with other places... We were thinking Bali and Borcay Island.
- Do you recommend these spots? Are we better off doing Hong Kong and Vietnam. We know we want to end our trip relaxing on a beach- and I heard great things about Borcay Island.
- How long do you need in Hong Kong, Bali,

Any information would be helpful!

Thanks so much!
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May 31st, 2016, 02:28 PM
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July isn't a great time for Hong Kong unless you like hot, humid and rainy weather. www.weatherbase says the average high temperature is 89 degrees and that July brings, on average, over 14 inches of rain.

Your ideas are all over the map - Borcay is in the Philippines (and would be equally hot and rainy). Bali is in Indonesia. I wouldn't combine the three. Take a look at a map so you can see just how far apart they are.

Bali would be an excellent place to visit in July. You could easily spend a couple of weeks in Bali and not get bored.

Vietnam would again be hot, humid and rainy in July.
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Jun 5th, 2016, 08:12 PM
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Just got back last night from HK. It was like a steam room every day, and July is worse. If you can tolerate that, forge ahead!
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Jun 7th, 2016, 05:28 AM
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I thought world travelers sought out the life experiences and conditions of other people and cultures. Millions upon millions of folks live a hot and steamy summer throughout Asia.

I'm living one now and can appreciate the laid back and easy going nature of the locals around me. It's just too damn hot to get excited and demanding. Much different from the aggressive thumping of the USA beat.

During mid-day, don't walk the streets rather rest in the shade or air con room. Trot out when the sun goes down and enjoy the cool night, along with the other millions.
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Jun 7th, 2016, 05:53 AM
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I was there in August, and it was hot! Then there was a monsoon, and honestly, it was better walking around in the rain that enduring the brutal sun.

Just dress appropriately, wear lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water.
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