Welcome to EDITION 729 of GRAPEVINE
Greetings after landing this morning from Yangzhou/Shanghai.
One of the things I consider foremost when travelling is the type of power-point socket the country or city uses.
Hong Kong is the most convenient because, as a result of our shared past British connection, we use the same thick three-pin as in the UK.
Australia is another three-pointer but that aside, quite different as the points are narrower and angled very differently.
France uses two points which are cylindrical.
I have – permanently – in my back-pack, adaptors to adapt to different locations.
In China, though, they are superfluous.
The country is the friendliest place when it comes to power-point sockets.
In hotels anyway.
Practically every hotel has installed a socket so ingenious and versatile that it accommodates every power-pin configuration imaginable.
The whole world should embrace the socket as a national standard.
Wishing you A Very Good Weekend.
P.S. There will be no website entries until next Friday as I leave tomorrow
for Yamanashi, Japan.