Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hot showers

Just a small note for those of you wanting to travel in South America and 'possibly' make use of a hot shower... Here are some instructions found at a hostel in Nasca

  1. Turn tap on (to let freezing cold water out)
  2. Now turn on electricity switch, must be done after water starts running*
  3. Hot water should now be coming out of shower head (watch out for those electricity wires)
  4. Do NOT turn off water when you've finished shower! Instead reach over and turn off electricity switch (with soapy wet hands)
  5. Now you can turn off the water...

As far as I can tell a lot of the showers have a kettle element in the shower head (with semi-covered wires running to the walls)... I for one feel very safe.

* For those that are curious that electricity switch resembles the classic Frankenstein power switch (think bare metal lever)...

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