One of the many challenges of travel is to figure out how things work in different environments. In a hotel room, we need to figure out how to turn on and off the lights, how to change the temperature, how to work the coffee pot, turn on the television and turn on the shower. Sometimes even figuring out how to flush the toilet can be interesting.
I am definitely challenged my hotel room this week, which happens to be in Oslo, Norway:
How to turn off the bedside lamps? Ah, reach behind the table and pull up a switch.
How to change the temperature? Open or close the window. There is no thermostat in my room.
How to work the coffee pot? Fill the hot water pot and turn it on. Phew, an easy one!
How to turn on the shower? Here’s where I really failed. The pictures say it all.
Needless to say, the shower won this battle!
But not to be defeated, I was prepared for shower #2! I pointed that dreadful shower wand backwards in case it inadvertently got turned on again. I may get caught once, but I won’t get caught again!
How about you? What challenges in a hotel room have you lost and then conquered?
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