Seriously, some people seem to think it’s great living in and out of hotels here and there.
Well it is, up until the end of the first week, maybe if it’s a nice hotel and a cool place, the end of the second week..
After that it really becomes boring, eating room service food everyday if there are no decent eateries near by, especially if the hotel has no Internet access…all you get to do is watch shitty cable TV.
Some hotels have Internet, some don’t.
This one has INCREDIBLY unstable Internet, one minute the ping is 300ms the next it’s 1500ms..even the non-technical amongst you must know that’s bad.
I can surf, download stuff, play DOTA and so on when it’s decent.
And I usually have cable TV, so I can watch endless crappy movies on HBO.
After 3 weeks in a hotel with no Internet access and no decent eateries near by it sucks..By the end of the 4th week you just REALLY want to get home, get some decent wholesome food (at a reasonable price..) and sleep in your OWN bed.
I didn’t spend so much on my appartment not to be there..paying Gym fees not to go, paying Insurance and Road Tax not to use my car..
Even with Internet in Brunei you are bored out of your skull after a week or so, it’s not really a happening place.
Pro’s of ‘Living’ in a hotel:
You don’t have to clean up your room, wash your sheets or do your own laundry it’s all done magically whilst you are out.
You get to eat fancy hotel food every day
You get a huge spread buffet breakfast every morning if you wake up
You get to see a new city/country and buy some cool stuff
You get a ‘per diem’ to ease your pain
You get to watch endless crappy cable movies (hmm maybe that should be a con..)
You don’t have to buy much while you are away, so you save almost your whole salary for the period you are away
Con’s of ‘Living’ in a hotel:
It’s very impersonal
You get bored of the limited menu
If there’s no Internet access you die of boredom
You crave your home comforts
You get to watch endless crappy cable movies
You miss your friends and loved ones (it’s very lonely)
You don’t have any transport, so if you are in a country with no public transport you are screwed
Really, it’s not so great, it’s good to be able to travel, but living in airports, on airplanes and in hotels isn’t the utopia many imagine it to be..Yes I’m an international jet setter. Living out of a suitcase isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
If you have colleagues friends in the place, it’s of course a lot better (well if you get along with the colleagues it helps, but still, it’s not the same as being at home).
To give you an idea in the last 12 months or so I’ve been stationed in:
If you recognise this post, it is a re-write of a post I wrote previously for the Blogathon, I just remembered it and found it pertinent as I’m living in a hotel again..