Travel Blog Post about Changing Plugs by Andy Lee Graham

I can live on 500 USD per month, because I have the ability to change an electrical plug.

Electrical plug budget

The travel budget is going to be triple for a person who cannot or will not fix things. If you cannot or will not fix or repair things like an electrical plug, then your budget is going to be triple, compared to the person who can or will.

I am in a Hotel room that only has electricity about 8 hour per day. Where there is no electricity Dominican Republic, then we are on batteries with an inverter.



So Andy, are you the adventurous type of guy that would change out a wall outlet plug without turning off the electricity first?
A side on electrical talk: When I traveled throughout SE Asia, I used to carry along a 100 watt bulb. It seamed like all the little, cheap homestay rooms we stayed in always had one 25 watt bulb hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the room. It was so dark and dreary after dark that you couldn't even read without your flashlight. So, I would always change out the 25 with my 100 and presto!, it would add another few hours of light to our day! Then when leaving, I'd change out the bulb and take it along to our next location. How do you carry around a bulb without it breaking you ask? I've always traveled with a plastic shoe box in my pack that keeps all the little things that always keep getting lost and that need protecting. Things like charging cables, outlet converters, art supplies, photography lens filters etc. It's like my glove compartment.


It is not adventursome to change out an electricaal plug without turning off the electricity. If it is possible to turn off the electricity and you do not, that is what stupid people do.

And, it is not an adventure or brave to jump from a bungy cord when there is no real danger. I carry lightbulbs in a plastic cup, inside my plastic 5 gallon bucket made from a vegetable oil container.

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