Ask Gadling: You don’t have the right plug and there is nowhere to buy one

This is a simple one – just ask! Your hotel, hostel or tour operator likely has a converter you can borrow. Most have a large supply at the front desk that can be loaned out for the duration of your trip. Better yet, save yourself the hassle and buy a plug with multiple conversion bases. And be aware that Standard European converters don’t work in Italy and Switzerland … this writer learned the hard way on a recent trip overseas.

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