How to Cope When Your Accommodation Doesn’t Have AC

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Some of the best travel experiences involve getting back to nature, immersing yourself in a culture totally different from your own, and disconnecting from the stresses of your daily life. However, this can sometimes mean staying in beautiful, rustic locations that have plenty of the good stuff but no air conditioning.

To avoid sleepless, sweaty nights ruining your trip, follow these top tips for coping when your accommodation doesn’t have AC.

Take a Cold Shower Before Bed

Take a cold shower to lower your body temperature and feel clean and refreshed before bed. You can also rinse a washcloth in cool water, ring it out, and put it on your forehead or the back of your neck.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water, with ice if your accommodation has some available. This will help cool you down AND it will keep you hydrated which is super important if you’re sweating a lot.

Keep the Blinds Shut

Shut the blinds before you leave in the morning. This will help to stop the sun beaming into your room and heating it up throughout the day. If safe to do so, leave the windows open to get some airflow.

Borrow or Purchase a Fan

While your accommodation may not have built-in AC, there may well be a standing or desk fan kicking about somewhere. Ask if you can borrow one and place it right by your bed. This will also help keep mosquitoes away!