TODAYS TRAVEL TIP
I like to read, but often the Hostel, Hotel, is dark. I have
trouble reading, writing, or playing on my computer.
So, I have come up with various solutions. Usually,
I can solve the problem.
I carry with me:
Converter that changes one plug to 3
Screw in socket type plug, goes in normal light socket.
Clothes hanger for making a lamp.
Eyelet screws to help hang things up.
Cord with light socket on end, and switch in line.
Plastic glass to hold light bulb.
Photos of these things:
Sounds like a lot, but really takes up hardly any
room. The biggest problem is protecting the lightbulbs.
OK, so where to begin. Most rooms, or about 60 percent
have a place to plug in extension cords, and lights. Very
few of the traveler type hostels, hotels have reading lights.
My guess is 3 percent. Now, they do usually have a light
in the middle of the room, on the ceiling. No matter what
they have some form of electricity provided to the room for
Now, how do I make more light in my room? So when I have
nothing to do I can read, write, or update my journal, diary. etc.
Write my grandmother. All of them necessary things in life.
The easy room: Has plugs
I went to a hardware store, or ferreteria here, and purchased
a plug, 12 feet of cord. inline switch, and a light bulb socket, and
light bulb. Basically a treble light setup, but lighter.
I put it together myself, but you can have the hardware do it for
you for almost nothing. I think this probably cost me 2-3 dollars USA.
Here is a picture:
Where, or how to hang up
Sit on edge of table:
Hang over curtain rod
Coat hanger Lamp
2 screw eyelets, or in this case a toothbrush
Hang on a clothes line
There are some small dangers. Like, burning up your cord....
burning up your table.... receiving small shocks....etc.
Boredom, can make a person creative.
As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
Please send me questions, I will reference you, and
give you credit.