Photos From the Cutting Room Floor
It’s The Little Things…
There follows a list of “The Little Things”, i.e. those things we tend to take for granted, but when you’re travelling long-term, take on a whole new meaning.
- Getting a room with a window – natural daylight
- A window that opens – fresh air
- The trifecta, a window with a bug screen – without holes
- Being given a towel each upon check-in
- No mystery stains, gobs or chunks of projectile bodily fluids decorating the walls or bed-clothes
- Having time, personal space to sniff & select deodorant. It’s kept under lock & key, security/shop assistant stands over you as you choose
- Instant coffee and toothpaste are also kept under lock and key
- The thrill of finding a packet of salt n’ vinegar crisps in Mexico City & Merida
- Having your order taken at a restaurant literally as soon as you are seated, then…
- Asking for dos minutos, por favor (two minutes, please) to look at the menu, and being brought dos menudos (two bowls of tripe soup), then…
- Having to hunt down staff for the bill at the end of the meal
- Having to pay to use most public restrooms
- Knowing the reception desk at your hotel will not turn into a late night impromptu tattoo “parlour” (Hello, Campeche!)
- Not seeing someone washing their bare feet with a hose in the kitchen of the restaurant where you are currently eating. Yep, seen it!
- Not finding a large incisor tooth in your bowl of soup. Yep, found it!
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