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May 13th, 2009 – by: allenl
As it turns out, most single/double rooms face the street with a nice windowed balcony facilitating air circulation, while one room has no window (but a private bath indstead) and another had a small window facing the rooftop courtyard which was walled-in on all but one side. I got stuck with the latter. The single/double rooms are a separate unit whose floorplan, for some reason, did not promote air circulation. At night, as things cooled down, the singles/doubles unit basically radiated the heat accumulated in the walls during the day back inside the rooms. This made my room hotter than the night air outside. To seek relief, I put my face in front of my window, which had bars in them, creating an effect as if I were in jail, with my arms outstretched through the bars in disbelief that the outside air could possibly be cooler than my cell with a ceiling fan. Did I mention my lower legs and ankles were virtually eaten alive by mosquitoes despite a
healthy dose of DEET? Or, maybe it was prickly heat developing between the sections of my sweating skin that was fused to the bedsheets covering the mattress that doubled as a hot rock. I swear from now on, unless I'm on the beach, I will not spare the expense of AC wherever possible.
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