For all my life, I have lived in the Philippines, an archipelago situated near the equator. You can consider the place a tropical country and it is absolutely lovely. Sure, there are many political, social, and environmental problems, but I cannot deny how much I love this place. I love it mostly for being a warm, tropical country with a low cost of living. Aside from this major reason, there are also other reasons why I love living in a tropical country. If you are interested to know what these reasons are, then read on.
1. Two seasons
I have nothing against having four seasons in a year. In fact, I would love to experience the beauty and magic of fall, winter, and spring. However, I absolutely love how a tropical country only has two seasons: wet and dry. It’s just easier for the body to adjust to the temperature changes. And I also have to admit that it’s easier on the wardrobe budget.
2. Cheap wardrobe upkeep
Having only two seasons in a year makes keeping a well-stocked wardrobe fairly easy. You only have to think of clothes that you can use for the dry seasons, as well as clothes you can wear to keep you warm and protected during the wet season.
3. Shorts and skirts
I’m not a fan of jeans or sweatpants. Luckily, the weather here is warm and dry on most days. That means that I can wear shorts and skirts to my heart’s content. In a tropical country, you don’t have to worry about wearing bundles of clothes that weigh you down. You can dress as comfortably and as lightly as you want.