[quote=“Nibble”]I just arrived in Tainan, and I can’t seem to find any hotels with three-prong electrical sockets. The best I could find was one place (光華大飯店) that gave me a power bar with the third (ground) prong broken off.
Do they not have them in Tainan, or are they only in newer buildings? Is it safe to plug my laptop into this power bar?[/quote]
You can buy adapters (single 3-prong adapters or surge protectors) at the stores with buckets and hoola-hoops everywhere. I call them the “everything store” or the 5 and dime store (because they remind me of the old 5 and dime stores in the states). The Taiwanese call that kind of store ew-jing-hang (that is not pinyin that is how I say it and I tried to put it as phonetically correct as I could so hopefully people would understand you).
Take your time and look around, you will find them. If you have trouble locating that kind of store, try 3C or any electronic/computer store and they will defiantly have the surge protector but not always the single 3-prong to 2-prong adapter.
Oh! Almost forgot, if you ask if they have it in stock and they say no, look yourself until you find it, they do have it.