I recently spent a week with a buddy in Nicaragua. This was my first time ever leaving the United States. I had never even gone over the border into Canada during all of the years that I spent living in Michigan during the time when you could cross the border without a passport. My buddy and I had been looking at possibilities for spending Spring break somewhere out of the country. He was used to traveling all over the world and staying in hostels to save on money. The method of staying in a questionable accomodation in a country I had never seen while speaking a weird language than the population was a horrifying method for myself and others coming from my inexperience. Things just went downhill from there. When every one of us arrived at the site where every one of us would be staying, I discovered that there was no shower. All there was in site of a real shower was a wand, chair, bucket, and drain in the floor. You take a shower by filling buckets of water and pouring them over your head. On top of this disadvantage, I soon discovered that there was no form of indoor temperature control either. I guess I should not have expected an air conditioner in this section of the world, however another section of myself and others wondered if maybe there was an old window air conditioner or a ductless mini split, however there wasn’t even a fan to push in air from outside. That week made myself and others realize how much I take indoor temperature control for granted. I was so excited to have air conditioner again when I got back home.