Whether youre planning
on just a couple of shopping days in Hong Kong or indulging in the
pleasures of a longer time spent in this area, your health and well-being
remains a distinct priority. From getting over jetlag to exercising
daily to having your toenails painted a fabulous shade of pink,
here are lots of great women-centered tips to enhance your mind,
body, spirit, and safety...
||She fights jetlag
with water and sleep...
My best tip on how to fight jetlag is to drink a lot of water
during the flight to Hong Kong. Then, once you have arrived,
if the current time is earlier than 1:00pm, have a cat nap of
no longer than three hours. After that, force yourself to get
up and carry on. If your arrival time is later than 1:00pm,
try to stay awake as long as you possibly can. By going to bed
no earlier than 7:00pm that night you should start to acclimatize
to your new time zone in the easiest way possible.
Denise, Canadian Airlines Flight Attendant, Canada
Take care to keep yourself well hydrated. While the drinking
water in Hong Kong is said to meet United Nations Standards,
the locals I spoke to and the guidebooks I checked suggested
it was safest to drink bottled water rather than tap water.
I chose not to take chances and bought my water at Watsons,
a prominent chain of pharmacies cum health and beauty centres.
Evelyn Hannon, Journeywoman editor, Canada
There's a club called Ladies Hash House Harriers that
organizes weekend walks and advertises in all the English publications
in town. A few expat women who were new to Hong Kong have tried
it and said it's a great way to make instant friends. Might
be a good resource for the female traveller! (Tel: 2861 1621)
Michelle Beck, Hong Kong
||Women who walk...
Boots is a Hong Kong walking club for women. We hike
all year round (weekdays and weekends) throughout HKs
country parks and islands. Join us to explore the New Territories,
parts of Hong Kong Island you may never have seen before plus
walking trips to Macao and China. Guests are welcome. For prices
and schedule information, call: 2575 1339, fax: 2893 3486. email@example.com,
J. Bunker, Hong Kong
on the Hong Kong side? If youd like to have a good run
and you also want to see the Hong Kong skyline, then take the
Bowen Road path. This 8 km route is marked for runners and certain
parts are even closed to traffic. Dont worry about exercising
in seclusion -- theyll be plenty of other joggers, walkers
and rollerbladers. Your run will take you past Central to Happy
Valley and past Lovers' Rock. For information about other trails
to try, call: HK Amateur Athletic Association, 2504 8215.
Happy jogging, ladies!
Anna Cheung, Hong Kong
sore muscles away...
When I came from Canada to work in Hong Kong some of my colleagues
told me about the great massages for women at Judys
Beauty Slimming Centre. This Centre offers aromatherapy
massage (ask for Judy) or Thai massage (ask for Jan). Either
treatment lasts over one hour and it costs $HK200 (about $40
Cdn/$US25) This place is very clean, neat and theres always
plenty of perfectly white towels available post-massage. Call:
2866 9738 or Mobile: 9266 2991 Address: Flat B/7/F Southern
Commission Building, 11-13 Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Tell them Francoise sent you!
Francoise C, Hong Kong
only under arms ...
When travelling in Hong Kong in the hot and humid summertime,
try putting underarm deodorant under your breasts. A bra rubbing
on your skin when you perspire can cause chaffing and uncomfortable
rashes but the deodorant under your breasts eliminates this
Teena, Sydney, Australia
HK helps to burn calories...
Pack your swimsuit and your rubber ducky. Most of the upmarket
hotels and all the big Ys in Hong Kong have
indoor swimming pools. However, if youre lucky enough
to be staying at the Ritz Carlton you can take advantage
of the only hotel in Central with a fabulous outdoor swimming
pool. Do those laps, ladies. They help to burn off calories
gained from all the dim sum and egg tart treats youll
Evelyn Hannon, Journeywoman Editor, Canada
If you fancy doing a complimentary workout class Fightin'
Fit at 50 Stanley Street, 2/F, World Trust Tower offers
a trial class free. They do box-blast, box-fit, kick-blast and
kick-fit. Only the very fit need apply. Their one hour classes
are high intensity workouts. Call first to book: 2526 6648.
Anna Cheung, Hong Kong
Tip -- Numbers to know...
In an emergency, to contact police, the fire department
or an ambulance call 999.
The Rape Hotline in Hong Kong can be reached by dialing
Need a prescription filled? In a medical emergency, The
Queen Mary Hospital provides an all night prescription
service. Call: 2855 3838
For Directory Enquiries (in English) call: 1081
Need to call a taxi? Try Fraternity Taxi: 2527 6324
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