I live in Ahmedabad, India. A big city in a tropical country with a nonexistent winter season. Humidity and pollution entrap this city. Temperature only matters in the summer season when it hits between 45 degrees to 50 degrees Celsius. You read that right.
When I moved to Watertown, Wisconsin, temperatures are converted into Fahrenheit because USA does not conform to the world. In Wisconsin, winter temperatures drop to the negatives in Fahrenheit which it makes it even lower in Celsius temperature. My body was forced to adjust to the temperature and I reached a point where on some days I could walk out in my shorts into the snow. But I still did prefer my blanket.
I remember it being between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit(21-27 degrees Celsius) during the summer and how I hated leaving the house because it was too ‘hot’.
When I came back to India, I was thrown right into 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit (38-43 degrees Celsius) which changed my definition of the word ‘hot’.
And now it is technically winter season for us in Ahmedabad, India where temperatures are between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit(21-27 degrees Celsius) which was summer temperature in Wisconsin. Now this makes me want to put some layers on. I found it so cold one night I slept in my sweatshirt, socks and blanket without even the fan on. I understand that might’ve been a little extreme but you get the point.
It’s amazing how adaptable our bodies prove themselves.
Winter in Ahmedabad sure is nicer than winter in Wisconsin. Or it just really depends on what we tell our bodies.
P.S.- I am so used to understanding Fahrenheit temperatures, I still find myself converting to that.