My mother and I have a tradition that every year we do a trip.
Typically we go to a different and stay two weeks exploring the area. This year we went to a different country for our trip. Exploring a different country rather than a state was so different. We picked to go to an area known for its cold, hiking and waterfalls. The area was just beautiful, the food was great and the people were so nice. However, the heating was really odd. Since the country’s temperature never gets above 60 degrees, there was no air conditioning anywhere. The hotel only had a radiator hooked to a boiler system. We could have heating in the hotel, but no cooling. The rental car only had heating capability too. All the restaurants had were radiators and no ductwork for AC. It was wild that the entire country only had heating equipment. My mother and I discussed that there were people there who definitely had never felt AC. It was also odd that the country blasted heating like we do AC. At the movies, grocery store or hospital, the air conditioning is cranked. On our trip we experienced a lot of heating. The two of us sweated to death the whole time. One of the coldest trips we have ever been on ended up being one of the hottest. Not having any AC to combat the hotel heating was rough. Eating dinner in heavy layers with the heater on was kind of awful. Going outside in the cold was almost a treat.