- It reduces the morning temperatures to somewhere in the lower 20s which makes it feel quite fresh - a good time of day for travelling, getting the shopping done or even visiting the pool (too cold for the locals so it is less crowded).
- Cockroaches don't seem to like it - they are often found in the morning, belly up and gasping their last.
- it brings with it a fine dust which has no problem penetrating the anti-mosquito defences at our windows. Everywhere and everything is coated in it. It gives you a dry throat and eyes and makes you feel generally grubby.
- unless you have a firm grasp of the covers, you wake in the early hours with chilled feet - and a light dusting of sand!