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Old October 21st, 2014, 01:17 PM   #28121
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Question to the Europeans (and those living in places that have four seasons):

Does summertime there get so hot.......to the point that you need Airconditioning (AC)?
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Old October 21st, 2014, 01:20 PM   #28122
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Question to the Europeans (and those living in places that have four seasons):
Does summertime there get so hot.......to the point that you need Airconditioning (AC)?
Yeah, definitely. In Venice (Italy) it's so hot and humid that now I wonder how I survived without AC up until I was 14 years old!
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Old October 21st, 2014, 01:28 PM   #28123
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Question to the Europeans (and those living in places that have four seasons):

Does summertime there get so hot.......to the point that you need Airconditioning (AC)?
Yes, obviously.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 02:21 PM   #28124
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I'll be in Friesland next week with my German lady-friend. I hope the weather stays mild, but I hear that Autumn-weather is approaching...
Did you give up your Russian counterpart, or lady-friend isn't the same as girl-friend (I know, ladies are usually older than girls, but you know what I mean)?
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Old October 21st, 2014, 03:19 PM   #28125
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Question to the Europeans (and those living in places that have four seasons):

Does summertime there get so hot.......to the point that you need Airconditioning (AC)?
Airconditioning is uncommon in Dutch houses, but fairly common in office buildings. Most cars have AC as well.

The walls in my apartment absorb a lot of heat, and radiate that too. Which is good in the winter (low heating bills) but unfavorable in the summer because it is very difficult to get the inside temperature below 25 C if the overnight lows don't drop to 16 C or so. For example when there is a heat wave of 30-35 C, and if temperatures then drop to 20 C, it takes more than a week for my apartment to cool down to below 25 C. So AC may not be a bad idea, but too expensive for those short two months when temperatures frequently hit 30 C.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 03:54 PM   #28126
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AC is usefull also in the winter for short quick heating and dehumidification
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Old October 21st, 2014, 03:55 PM   #28127
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25C is a great temperature
I also heated from September, but it didn't work at max, still I'm totally not the cool-loving person
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Old October 21st, 2014, 04:23 PM   #28128
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Question to the Europeans (and those living in places that have four seasons):

Does summertime there get so hot.......to the point that you need Airconditioning (AC)?
Definitely yes. Here we can get up to 40ºC in summer. And I don't live in a desert...
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Old October 21st, 2014, 04:26 PM   #28129
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AC is usefull also in the winter for short quick heating and dehumidification
I used it during the winter in my previous apartment: I had radiator heating that I couldn't control and it got so hot I'd run the A/C to counteract it. Until it dawned on me that I could just open the windows at the top and let some of the heat out that way.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 04:28 PM   #28130
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^ How long did you need to realize that? :P
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Old October 21st, 2014, 04:41 PM   #28131
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Did you give up your Russian counterpart, or lady-friend isn't the same as girl-friend (I know, ladies are usually older than girls, but you know what I mean)?
That with the Russian other-half is over now. This German girl is still a lady-friend only but sometimes at night itÄs not if you get my meaning. She also lives in Mayrhofen and I like it this way. No strings attached before I go round and make stupid mistakes again.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 04:44 PM   #28132
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^ How long did you need to realize that? :P
I know, I'm not proud of this....
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Old October 21st, 2014, 04:53 PM   #28133
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Coming from a tropical country, I couldn't yet imagine or fathom the thought of operating a motor vehicle without AC.

Even when we had our family vacation in America, we had to keep the A/C on (April-May 2010 = California North + South ->Nevada -> Utah)

What did surprise me (a bit) was how freezing cold it was a night when there is no sun. Where I'm from, night time is still slightly hot and humid so no AC = heat trap.

Anyways:
Judging from the posts so far, it seems that Southern European countries (especially those closer to the equator or the African/Middle East continent) have hot and humid summers that require Aircon.

I guess places up north, AC may not be as needed (e.g. United Kingdom, Ireland as well as the Scandinavian/Nordic territories)
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Old October 21st, 2014, 05:41 PM   #28134
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Coming from a tropical country, I couldn't yet imagine or fathom the thought of operating a motor vehicle without AC.

Even when we had our family vacation in America, we had to keep the A/C on (April-May 2010 = California North + South ->Nevada -> Utah)

What did surprise me (a bit) was how freezing cold it was a night when there is no sun. Where I'm from, night time is still slightly hot and humid so no AC = heat trap.

Anyways:
Judging from the posts so far, it seems that Southern European countries (especially those closer to the equator or the African/Middle East continent) have hot and humid summers that require Aircon.


I guess places up north, AC may not be as needed (e.g. United Kingdom, Ireland as well as the Scandinavian/Nordic territories)
Don't forget that the more you go away from the sea, the hotter the summers and the colder the winters.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 06:31 PM   #28135
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Someone in my office is just back from a vacation in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia. Says she liked Bosnia the best. A bunch of snack food in her department from a brand called Stella Croatica. At least I think it was Stella Croatica; this was 15 minutes ago and about ten things have happened since.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 06:41 PM   #28136
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that Stella Croatica thing is not actually "every-day" snack that you will find in every store. more likely you could find them only in delicacy stores, these are the typical mediteranean things
their arancini and limoncini are served in planes of Croatia Airlines and they are delicious indeed. i gave them once to my lithuanian friends because i miracelously haven't eaten them in the plane, they were out of their mind with that taste.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 07:45 PM   #28137
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@RoadUK weren't you engaged?
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Old October 21st, 2014, 08:55 PM   #28140
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that Stella Croatica thing is not actually "every-day" snack that you will find in every store. more likely you could find them only in delicacy stores, these are the typical mediteranean things
their arancini and limoncini are served in planes of Croatia Airlines and they are delicious indeed. i gave them once to my lithuanian friends because i miracelously haven't eaten them in the plane, they were out of their mind with that taste.
Just paid another visit upstairs. Had three pieces of the arancini. Also on offer are dried figs and sugar-covered almonds.
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