How To Deal With People
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
How To Deal With People Hong Kong Reviews
Sep 02, 2006
Speaking from a tourist's viewpoint, English isn't something you have to worry about in Hong Kong. Everyone I've come in contact with spoke some kind of English, because they were brought up learning it. Although you might have to deal with a little broken accent, it should be a problem. If you need to buy something, you'll see the numbers on the cash register. Just convert your bills over to HK dollars and you should be fine.
Dry and cool winter has an average temperature of 17C (62.6F). You need a wool sweater and heavy coat. Typhoon season in Hong Kong is possible in September. Don't venture out too far when the typhoon signal is lower than 3; stay indoors when it gets higher. All shops and banks are closed when typhoon signal 8 is raised.
Hong Kong experiences four seasons annually, but sometimes a humid subtropical climate hits the country without warning. It is therefore advisable to bring along light jackets in case it gets too warm for a coat. Shirtsleeves are recommended during autumn.
In winter, it is advisable to wear light woolens and overcoats as it can get a little chilly at times. The seasons of spring and summer experience slightly higher temperatures and humidity, thus light clothing would be sufficient. However, do bring along some long-sleeves just in case you plan to dine at restaurants during your trip, and restaurants' air-conditioning are switched on full blast most of the time.
Some tips: Don't jaywalk, don't buy anything expensive there like electronics, and eat at some of their dim sum places. It's really to die for! Just try to blend in to the best of your ability, and don't be hesitant to look at some of their stores! Have fun man!
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