Make your own air-con


Here is an alternative way to keep cool if you are not a fan of air-conditioning: Put ice cubes in a bowl and place it directly in front of a fan. When the wind from the fan blows over the ice, it creates a cooling mist.

How effective? This was a pretty rudimentary air-conditioner, but it did the job of creating a gentle, cool breeze if there was a mountain of ice cubes in the bowl. But I had to sit close to the fan and bowl of ice to feel its cooling effect.