Have you ever been on vacation at a great place? There is nothing quite as wonderful as a beautiful getaway, but there are also a lot of things that can go wrong and absolutely ruin your vacation.
The worst vacation I ever had was the one I took where the hotel’s air conditioning broke down. I was in a tropical location, and man was it ever hot and humid. I don’t mind a little heat; after all, I live in the southern United States, so it kind of comes with the territory. However, when it is impossible to find relief, it is absolutely no fun at all. When there is no air conditioning, there is no relief. The closest I could get to air conditioning was the swimming pool. True, while you are in the pool, it is just as good as a/c, but once you get out, it is just plain hot again. I decided to go to a different hotel, but lo and behold, there was some kind of huge event going on, so all the hotels in the entire city were booked solid. When I go on vacation, one of the first things I do is start balsing the air conditioner in the room. No way could that happen. I decided to start doing as many activities as possible indoors. I went to boring museums just to soak up the a/c. I went into restaurants when I wasn’t hungry just because the sound of air conditioning could be heard buzzing from the street. I took cool showers and left my hair wet when I tried to sleep, but it was as good as a strong cooling system. Anyway, I did end up getting a complimentary two nights at the same hotel because of the broken HVAC, but it wasn’t worth it.