My wife Ellen and I have been to a lot of places around the world. We love to explore different things and see new places. There are so many great people in the world, and there is so much to explore we just can’t ever get enough. However, some adventures don’t always go as planned. Now, we don’t mind dealing with a little bit of adversity in our travels, in fact we want a little bit of the abnormal, however our last trip was a downright nightmare. Usually, we will visit more affluent places in the world with your basic creature comforts. However, the last place we visited, things went awry when we found out that we were going to have to go without air conditioning. Not to say anything bad about the people, as they are accustomed to living without air conditioning, but we were not. Traveling to a tropical climate with no AC was a huge nightmare that neither of us could readily manage. We did have the use of box fans, but they are nowhere near as effective as a central HVAC system. We did catch a few breaks and were able to find some shops that had modern heating and cooling, but that didn’t do us much good at night. In all our years, we never knew just how dependent on our air conditioning we truly were. Well, long story short, we stayed for a few days, but then we decided to cut the trip short early in favor of returning home. It’s a little embarrassing, but we really do love the modern convenience of central air conditioning.