According to the Vacances Air Canada's reminder, I'm 63 days away from EPM. I have so much to do before boarding that plane.... including grading a ton of final papers, transcribing my last recorded interviews and finishing up writing some journal articles. These are the days of a doctoral candidate. ¡Qué divertido!
As I'm planning this trip, some questions pop out. I searched the forum, but no answers were really satisfactory. Before I contact EPM, I'd like to know what you have to say, dear forum contributors, and hence leaving traces in the archives.
1- I read there is a printer in the « library ». Is it still there? Do we have to pay to use it? Ever use it? I'll need to print a couple of pages (5-10) every other day and I'm debating if I bring my own travel printer or not (luggage space will be scarce).
2- I'll have a power bar to facilitate the plugging of all my electronic devices. But I wonder: if I'm sitting outside on the patio with my computer (non-EC swim up, no idea which building yet), how long is it between the table and the nearest electrical outlet? Do I need to bring an extension cord? If so, how long should it be: 3 meters (9 feet)? 5 meters (15 feet)?
3- I won't be tipping much (probably not more than 10$ a day) as every penny saved was use to pay for this trip. When I was in Cuba, previously, maids were happy to receive some perfume, cream and sample size makeup. I do have a lot of those. Will the maids be insulted if I leave little gifts instead of money? Anybody has done that?
Looking forward to read your thoughts about these much pragmatic questions!