Prior to the perspective you’ll gain from experiencing things first-hand, let me share with you some of the little things that may come as a surprise to you – things like cold water temps and perpetual heat...
“Sweat”, It Does a Body Good!
When looking for a hotel room in the United States, it is not common to confirm if the room has air conditioning, however, when searching for hotels, or other lodging outside of the US, particularly in a tropical region, you may need to confirm! In most cases, it is available, but at a premium, so then the debate may be: do I want to sweat it out, or, cut into my activity-fund for the air conditioning?
I opt for the air conditioning, when available, but when living long-term in Brazil, I didn’t have a choice but to be without AC – which, in the end, was not so problematic. There were plenty of fans and windows to open.
Absent-AC-ism doesn’t only plague lodging situations – in public you may find that air conditioning is non-existent, like in city busses, taxis, or restaurants & bars, and other public places. So depending on how long your stay is, and if you are in a tropical zone, you may sweat a lot – it’s okay, it’s good for the pores!