A year ago, I decided to take a backpacking trip abroad.
The climate of the region I traveled to was similar to where I live in the US.
Humidity and high temperatures did not worry me as I was used to such conditions where I live now. One thing I was not prepared for was the lack of air conditioning in this foregin place. The first place I stayed in was a small room with a private bathroom and a single window. The place was cheap and provided free breakfast. As a solo traveler, I needed to be frugal with the places I decided to stay. This place was miserable. The bed had a mosquito net and there was no fan or AC to provide any airflow. I did not sleep well that night, regardless of the fact that I had traveled to my destination for 2 full days. I was so uncomfortable in the hot room! Against my better judgement, I decided to open the front door to provide some airflow into the room throughout the evening. This helped tremendously, but my concerns for my safety still made it difficult to sleep.I decided to make sure that the next place I stayed in had an air conditioner, or at least a good fan. I found this to be challenging throughout my travels. Many natives have never even heard of an AC, let alone had one in their homes. It is worthwhile to do your research ahead of time and find the place that have A/C. Even if they are a bit more expensive, it is worth the extra cash.