Can I just say how wonderful it is to be staying in a home where everything works?
In Ceara alone, I can confirm having experienced the following in pousdas:
-cold water in the shower when there should be hot water
-air conditioning which doesn´t work (rather necessary in 30 degree heat, n´est pas?)
-windows which are sealed shut and painted over
-windows which won´t close
-rooms which smell of mould
-shower taps which aren´t earthed
And that was all in the space of just over a week.