I have a job that allows me to experience many different cultures and climates. It really is sort of a dream job and many people would love to do what I do. I work for a culinary publication and my job is to travel throughout the country, and sometimes internationally, to critique various restaurants and food manufacturing companies. Restaurants and chefs alike depend on our publication to learn about the latest trends and dining experiences that people have throughout the world. One of my favorite places to travel is South America because I love the food and the climate. Many of the foods that are prepared there are rich in exotic spices and the climate is normally warm and sunny. Of course, I may have a different view of this particular region if it weren’t for the fact that my job pays for really nice hotels in whatever area I’m staying at. If I were forced to stay in some low rent hotel that didn’t have quality air conditioning I would not want to go there. Even if I spend my day dining and outdoor cafes and perusing local produce markets I know that I can go back at the end of the day and relax in my cool and comfortable hotel room. Being outside in the heat and humidity is part of the experience but I wouldn’t want to live like that on a daily basis. Many of the dishes that I try contain hot peppers and other really warm spices, while heating those it causes you to sweat anyway and with the temperatures in the upper 90’s they can become almost unbearable. At the end of the day I had back, take a relaxing shower, and crank the air conditioner to get a good night sleep.