These should be good. ;)
After rowdy nights in a new place, I want to know where you've been, what you've seen. For me, Mount Lycus in the Ancient City, Athens, Greece with my tent wrapped around me. Beautiful sunrise. I also love sleeping on the outer decks of boats.
On top of some sand dunes in south-west Japan :-)
On a small island in the south china sea in 1986 with one shoe and ten grand US in my pocket....to this day I have no idea how I got there, where my other shoe went or where the ten thousand bucks came from...last thing i remember i was heading for the door (my apologies to Don Henley and the Eagles but it fitted) of the hotel Lisboa Casino in Macau.
I would give anything to know what happened..or where my other shoe went. I opened my eyes to bright morning sun and thought..this isnt my hotel..it isnt even a hotel..its a beach..to curious villagers staring down at me. No one spoke english, chinese gunships patrolled regularly then to stop chinese nationals heading to hong kong so getting off the island..i think it was called Lantau or something starting with Lan..was a huge effort. Under cover of darkness after parting with one of my new found $100US notes and a lot of sign language three guys snuck me back to Victoria Harbour.
The only clue I have to how I ended up there is a grainy photo of a yacht called Good Grief San Francisco with me sitting on the bowsprit and macau in the background.
Part of me wants to know what the hell happened..the other part of me doesnt.
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Ahahaha, Little Wing that is amazing. I love it. You HAVE seen The Hang Over right?
I wrote a blog about this: The Lie-in, the Witch and the Bathtub.
- it's out-of-date now, but it lists all the places I slept on my travels.
I spent two nights sleeping on a classroom table at my language school in Russia, and one on the floor of a minibus driven by a Tatar witchdoctor...
Um Yes Gabrielle 😉 Part of me wondered...I hope im not in the second one as I was in LOS when they were filming it...mind you i am a lot older now and dont have those 'shes not there' episodes as often these days.
I should get the pic scanned..i have another one of the yacht with the stern clearly visible..maybe someone will remember?
Or maybe thats not so much of a good idea..i may owe them ten thousand dollars plus interest 😊
Ahaha! This sounds like it could potentially turn into *another* great adventure! I say go after it and write about it! Just don't mention the money..just yet. hahahha
Spent the night in the desert dunes a few hours south of Turpan in NW China. We were driven to the edge of a village, given blankets (to sleep on because it wasn't at all cold) and would be picked up a just after dawn. We trotted across the damp creek and up into the dark brown sand dunes till we found a likely place and settled in under the stars and full moon.
Another time, far less comfortable, was waking up in the front seat of a kombi somewhere in Switzerland. Couldn't find anywhere flat to pitch a tent.
Another time, actually several times, was under the stars in the Australian outback. Really nice in summer, but rather frosty in winter.
Sleeping in an ice cave at Wilderness Training -- McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Never had the experience, and hope never to have it.
Hangover do hurt though...the worst may have been in Tunisia, middle of nowhere...of more accurately, at the feet of Jugurta Table (not sure of spelling). The place is pretty amazing, I was 20 and we were doing a little "driving around" Tunisia in Twingo.
We did had a night camp there, but it was February and it was freezing. 20 of us ended the stock of wine for four days and 70 people. That we we did forget the cold, till it was roughly 5am in the morning and below zero degre...wow, that was an experience.
Woke up under this makeshift tent after being turfed out of my hotel by the India army in the middle of the night. It was about as cold and miserable as it looks until sunrise, when all of a sudden life wasn't so bad anymore...