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Alarm Clocks and time restrictions

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1. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 10y

Hey. What alarm clock do people recommend. I have to get up
by certain times almost every morning unfortunatly to do something or catch a train/flight. I'm from Canada so my alarm clock wont plug in unless I get an adapter which I think is dumb just for this. Should I pick one up in Berlin when I get there or get one that takes batteries. Personally I dont trust alarms clocks as far as I can throw them( I think of the office when I say that)

Any advise?

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Depends where you are staying - if in a hotel why not book an alarm call, most TVs have an alarm setting in hotels set that - l personally use my mobile/cell phone!

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Until this last battery replacement when the function stopped working on my favorite one, I used my wristwatches, which both have an alarm function. I also agree with Purdy, if staying in a hotel - ask for a wake-up call. Most of them are automated now anyway. My other favorite - never needs a battery or an adaptor - is the small wind-up alarm clock. They still make them and are usually very cheap.

This place is not cheap, but gives you an idea of what is still available. I have seen the Westclox travel alarm clocks for about $15UDS.

4. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

i still use the swatch watch i got for my 9th birthday, it makes the most horrible sound, no one could sleep through it in 12 years i am yet to find anything more effective. (try ebay???)

5. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

I use an alarm clock which requires batteries. In addition, I set the alarm in my mobile phone, because I'm always afraid of not waking up on time if I'm travelling for work. If you're staying in a hotel, ask for a wake-up call, as Purdy said, or you can set the alarm in the hotel room - I'm sure there's one by the bed, along with the radio system.

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Well this morning my alarm call was 2 cats outside my front door shreeching at first l thought it was a child crying but it was too early and an awful racket so l went out to look they were mid fight, a white cat was literally kicking the crap out of a black cat which l could see was trying to get away so l couldnt do nothing l felt sorry for the wee black cat (not my cat who was tucked up in bed!) so l had to seperate them!

So you could take 2 cats with you and let them fight and they will surely wake you up (it was 5.20am! which is WAY too early for a Saturday morning)!!!!

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 22, 2006 12:52 AM by Purdy ]

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

Well this morning my alarm call was 2 cats outside my front door

So, you're at Isa and eermanBay's house then? ;)

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Why is there's that bad!! I can just see Isa now like a bar bouncer reading out the riot act to fueding moggies!!

Saw the white cat earlier on, walking about as if it owned the place the bugger, really was going for it with the poor black one! Its lucky it was me who went out as l love animals and wouldnt hurt them but l heard neighbours going on about them and wanting to drown them!!