Step 2 is the hard part.

Matt Ginzton writes here.

We Didn't Start the Fire

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We’ve stayed in 3 places in Argentina that were sufficiently apartment-like to come with a kitchen or kitchenette with gas stove.

Only one of them included a way to light the stove (and none of the stoves were self-lighting).

The first time, the kitchen also had an on-demand (tankless) water heater, and while the pilot flame isn’t strong enough to light a candle from, we figured out we could turn on the hot water, watch the real water heater flame ignite, stick a candle inside the hot water heater, light the candle, then light the stove from the candle (then turn off the hot water).

The second time, they kindly gave us matches.

The third time, we had to buy our own lighter. No lucky hot water heater here.