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comment by veen
veen  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 6, 2018

You do forget that Europe, in general, doesn't know AC is a thing. Plus, humidity. I'd take hot LA over lukewarm London any day.

kleinbl00  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

People lived in London prior to the advent of refrigeration. The Southwest, on the other hand, was empty.

I've done lukewarm London. Y'all have nothing to complain about.

elizabeth  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

But then again The Khmer empire was a big deal... and it's oppressively hot and humid there. I don't think I've ever been that hot in my entire life. I'd wake up in the middle of the night to stand under the shower and then lie spread eagle under the fan so I can cool down for 5 minutes. I drank 3L of water in 3 hours, without even needing to go to the bathroom when visiting Angkor Temples. When it's 45 degrees in the shadow and you see construction workers digging a ditch, you realize you're just a pussy westerner and you have no right to complain about the heat ever again. How they build a massive empire there is beyond my understanding. And it's not like they were building the pyramids in a temperate climate either.

kleinbl00  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They had - and have - water.

I've been in Thailand in July. I've been in Arizona in July. I'll take Ayutthaya over Phoenix any day.

am_Unition  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I’m in Toulouse right now, and it’s a different fucking planet

kleinbl00  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

like a place people would actually choose to live

_refugee_  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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_refugee_  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

where I live is basically a peninsula at sea level surrounded by water and i keep the AC off below 80. tape falls off the walls. but idk i'm ok with it