Surviving a Business Trip in the Tropics

Are you in charge of giving a presentation at a university in Manila, and even though there is an air conditioning system installed in the room, you just can’t stop sweating? In fact, you haven’t been able to stop sweating since you woke up and had a nice cup of coffee. But as start to get aware of your surroundings, you begin to notice that none of your colleagues are sweating as much as you are (in fact, they might not be sweating at all), and on top of that, they look as professional as they can possibly look. How is something like this even possible? Well, the answer to this question is actually pretty simple.

You see, when you are working in a tropical climate, it is pretty hard for your body to adapt to the sudden climate change. For example, you are in your hotel room and you are about to get some sleep. It is very important to note that sleeping accommodations are not always great in tropical countries. And even if you manage to find a five-star hotel or something like that, chances are that it won’t be a quiet place. That being said, here are some things that you can do to make surviving a business trip in a tropical country much easier!

Adjusting to the Food

When it comes to traveling the world, you should prepare yourself for dining experiences that you are not quite used to. And remember that just because you see a roadside shack or tables in the middle of the street, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is going to be bad food. Keep in mind that there are many different countries where life is mostly lived outside on the street. What this means is that you will get to see a lot of open air markets, restaurants, and businesses while exploring these countries.

Keeping Cool

It happens to the best of travelers – as soon as they enter the country, they start to sweat uncontrollably. Not only is it embarrassing, but it is also very uncomfortable. But at the end of the day, we are all human beings, right? If your body is not used to cold or humid climates, it is just trying to adjust to the sudden climate change. One way to get rid of all that uncontrollable sweating is to drink a lot of water. Seems like a pretty logic solution, doesn’t it? Also, try to avoid eating heavy foods, because they might actually end up making you feel worse.