What is the correct travel etiquette when the people in the room next door are leaving little to the imagination? When the walls are jumping and your ear plugs don't mask the sound should one stop being a prude and give a rye smile to loves young dream or curse Romeo and Juliet for being so damn inconsiderate?
Previous travel experience has taught me that we have been lucky to avoid passionate noisy neighbours in our journey so far. But it seems to be inevitable that when you travel, sooner or later you'll find them. In Israel it was a couple in a full 12 bed dorm room that had people sticking their heads under pillows! This time it was a couple in the bungalow next door. It wasn't so much the noise (which was like having them in the same room - rattan walls are not known for their sound proofing qualities) but the fact that every time the earth moved for her it moved for us too - wooden shacks on stilts sway!
I know there must be loads of people out there that have had to deal with this situation. What did you do? How did you deal with it? And most importantly, did you have to see them the next morning!?
Hello Bob 😊
What did you do? How did you deal with it?
If you cant beat em, join em. :D 😉
Hah! I've had that experience too - actually too many times - I handle it by dropping constant sarcastic comments too the couple involved the next day. "It's amazing how thin these walls are isn't it? - you could hear a pin drop next door" - "diving really tires you out doesn't it" - these are the tame ones - usually everyone in the dive shop knows the story and it's a competition to embarrass them as much as possible.
This year I rented a "detached" bungalow on the beach to avoid the broken nights sleep...
> If you cant beat em, join em.
Mel: Are you proposing wandering next door and asking to "join in"? ... one way to get them to keep the racket down I suppose 😉
Either way - better than the dorm room shenanigans that some indulge in...
Mel: Are you proposing wandering next door and asking to "join in"?
I didnt mean join them in that way. I meant, when in Rome..... :D
I lived in a student building in Canada. My friend had neighbours who frequequently had noisy sex. She used to bang on the wall and shout ''turn down that movie''.
In the end we decided that if we maintained a running commentary in the style of a news reel covering the launch of the next Apollo mission ("I think we have lift-off!" and other such inuendo) it might interrupt the performance. Seems to have worked well as I believe the mission was cancelled on the second attempt.
Guys, this is one more reason not to travel alone...just get in love, just get busy...and maybe...so maybe...you may be the couple who receive the phone call to let you know that you have a single next door...
Sorry to be sarcastic...we should never blame love....
Ali...one comment...and another saracstic one...thought we divers were sleeping only...meaning snoring and the all lot...seems it can be otherwise also...
I bang walls with my fist--it's worked for me thus far. 😊
i jus bang the walls and shout something really saracstic....that usually to works
I dont think the people who have been next door to me have ever disturbed me noisy sexwise.
What does disturb me is when some rythemless person next door keeps playing a musical instrument. Like a drum or a digeridoo or something else they should have left with the tribe that knows how to play the thing properly. :D
had that a few times...one of the worst though was when I was in a hostel in the USA, was supposed to an all girls dorm....But one girl decided to make it a mixed dorm and her bed was right above mine!!! I can handle people in the next room, but when its the bunk right above yours....!! ...and it was about 2am in the morning lolz!!!! Lets just say a few words passed between us....
That is the worst. I've had people in the bunk below mine going at it.
For some reason, I never want to disturb them, so music is my only refuge. Having an mp3/cd player by your bed can really help. Of course, if they're so close that you feel the earth move under your feet, I guess you're just shit of luck. 😊
Sorry guys-I'll try to keep it down from now on.
Unfortunately this has been a frequent experience for me. Twice it was the couple in the next room. We both had our windows open so it was like they were in the same room. We actually practiced the "when in rome thing that time though". Another time it was the couple in the bed next to me. And another time it was the couple in a bunk bed right below me. I finally told them to shut up, as they were chatting all night/morning when they weren't romping.
After that experience, I decided that the next time that happens to me, I am going to jump out of bed, grab my camera, turn on the light, and act like a professional photographer - telling them what positions to do and making them feel completely stupid. I'm sure the other patrons in the room will be entertained by this response as well.
We actually practiced the "when in rome thing that time though".
Because everybody is doing it sometimes and if they are not they will likely be doing it some time soon.... :D And now comes to mind the cliche about throwing the first stone. :D
After that experience, I decided that the next time that happens to me, I am going to jump out of bed, grab my camera, turn on the light, and act like a professional photographer -...
That will make an interesting blog. :D