Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit

I’ve been traveling in Canada the past couple of weeks, and have had to contend with converting to the metric system. 

In my zeal to warm up my chilly hotel room, I misjudged the Celsius scale, and turned the room into a (pick one):



Circle of Hell

My ignorance apparently knows no limit in this regard, and if you were listening really carefully, you would have heard me mutter:  “What’s wrong with Fahrenheit?  Why can’t they just do it the way we do?”

Fortunately, common sense returned to my addled brain, and relying, once again, on the kindness of others, I finally was able to recall the little formula for converting Celsius to Fahrenheit:

Multiply the Celsius temperature by two, and then add 30.  (It’s not exact, but it’s close enough for my purposes.)

So, when my temperature gauge said 30 degrees Celsius, it was really 90 degrees (30 X 2 = 60 + 30 = 90).  No wonder it felt hot!

Realizing the error of my ways, I turned the heater off when I went to dinner, and then was able to re-establish a comfortable temperature of 19 degrees.

Remember this easy conversion formula:

Celsius X 2 + 30 = Fahrenheit


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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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