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Does the heat of Europe ever grind you down?

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I spent most of June in various parts of Europe, as well as eight days in March. Every indoor area seems to be maintained at about 80 degrees. It might be 55 degrees outside, but the train will be 80. We stayed at a small German hotel on the Rhine that had a gourmet restaurant. The heat was stifling, but they never bothered to open a window.

Europeans, or at least the French and Germans, seem to be sensitive to any type of cold weather, because I would see them walking around bundled up on days when I was wearing short sleeves or long sleeves with no coat.

At night the temperatures in June would get down to about 55 degrees, and opening the hotel window would slowly cool the room off. But there was very little air circulation, and it usually took four or five hours. Why aren't these rooms equipped with fans? I'm seriously thinking about buying a 10-inch fan for my next trip that I could use on trains and also stick in a hotel window, although I'm not sure how much it would help cool a hotel room. Has anyone done this?

Don't any Europeans want to be nice and cold?

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