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Getting Ready for Malaysia, Singapore, China and Hong Kong

Next week, my husband and I leave for six weeks of travel.  Our youngest son and wife have been living in Malaysia since last fall and I'm looking forward to visiting with them and exploring some of the country they're in.

There are a lot of things to think about on such a trip.  My biggest concern has been the heat.  The humidex/heat index in Johor Bahru is 44C/111F.  Every day!  Going in the winter wouldn't help because it's that hot then too and my husband can't take time off work for winter vacations so this is it.  But how will I manage?  I'm sweating when it's only 4C/40F!  Today I went for a walk.  It was a mere 27C/81F with the humidex but my hat was soaked, my sweat band was soaked, my hair looked like I'd just come out of the shower and my clothes were soaked in many places.  Fun stuff!

Beginning in January, I looked for tropics-friendly clothes that would wick moisture.  The skirt I bought online was too small, however, which made me afraid …