We recently stayed in a European country that didn’t speak English.
It was all planned out, and we had been saving for this trip for a very long time.
We had all sorts of different places that we wanted to see, and we couldn’t wait to go. We knew that the language barrier would be difficult, but we weren’t going to let that stop us from having the time of our life. When we checked into the hotel and walked into our room, we were relieved to find that the room had air conditioning. In some of the other foreign countries that we had been to, air conditioning was not seen as necessary. Upon closer inspection, we realized that all of the buttons on both the air conditioner and the remote were in a foreign language. Though this would be inconvenient for using the air conditioner, we figured we could use the internet to translate for us. Unfortunately, that was not the case with this air conditioner. This HVAC unit had a ton of buttons, and no matter how many I attempted to press, the air conditioner wouldn’t come on. We would either turn on the heating system or the fan. At one point, we tried one last button and hoped the air conditioner would come on while we were sleeping. However, when we woke up the next morning, we could tell that the furnace had been running all night, ad we were all sweating. That very day, my wife sent me to the front counter to ask the receptionist how to use the air conditioner. I am glad that it is working now.