Pages

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rockstars of the Grown-Up Lady Variety

For several days in a row, Kady and I traveled and slept for mere dollars. A seven-and-a-half hour bus ride cost us $2.79, and the night prior we slept in pristine conditions (on what I'm pretty sure were hay mattresses) for $5.80 a person.

When we arrived in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka, we were exhausted, hungry, dehydrated and filthy. Our bus dropped us off in what felt like the middle of nowhere but was a two-minute walk down a muddy road to a group of resorts. We had arrived just in time for happy hour. As we nursed our second mojito, bellies full of tandoori chicken salad, our budget grew fuzzy.

"We are grown-up ladies," we bemoaned. No, really--we said that out loud. A few hours later we were checking into a luxury hotel.

"We are grown up ladies," we justified.

Settling into accommodations is the. ultimate. luxury. when you're traveling on a tight budget. Even if the place is a tiny room with only a stiff, twin-sized mattress and a lone lightbulb. Knowing you can just stay put for a while feels almost as good as home.

Back in the states, with this ocean view and thread count, this place would put us back more than three times what we're paying here in Sri Lanka. Within fifteen minutes, we had trashed it.

"Man, we really trashed this place," I said.

The next day we noticed it had gotten only worse: "Man, we really trashed this place," we said.

"You know what? That's what staying in a luxury hotel means," said Kady. "It means you get to trash the place. We are grown-up ladies!"

Kady left to go lounge under a giant umbrella, and I thought to myself, "Yeah, just relax. We're rockstars. We are grown-up lady rockstars and we trash luxury hotel rooms. Deal with it."

That's when I took a closer look and realized that our version of trashing a hotel room was neatly hanging all the garments we had hand-washed in the sink because we are too cheap to pay for laundry service.




32 comments:

  1. Hey, you're with Kady. I remember my basement.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Too funny!! Actually, I thInk your room looks pretty good. And it is really nice & bright : )

    ReplyDelete
  3. You ladies are too funny!! Actually, i think your room looks pretty good. And it is really nice & bright.

    ReplyDelete
  4. You should make a represent login jigsy.com process and also to use the Website characteristics of the application. Best Musically Login APK Android Download Free & Direct If you are unable to login right into Musically Online your account, after that inspect musicallylogin the adhering to points.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The Ottawa Senators are one of several teams to keep an eye on during the expansion draft process.

    The custom nhl jerseys Sens are jerseys store in a bit of custom jerseys store a sticky situation when it comes custom nba jerseys to their defense. They asked Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-movement clause so game jerseys they limited jerseys could expose him in the Vegas draft custom nfl jerseys next week, but he said no.

    They have Erik cheap nfl jerseys Karlsson, Cody Ceci wholesale nfl jerseys and Marc Methot that they likely want nfl jerseys to custom mlb jerseys protect. Unfortunately for them, they custom jerseys just can’t elited jerseys keep all three (as of right now) because they have to honor Phaneuf’s no-movement clause.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Install the iTunes medium.com/ application in you desktop official source as well as introduce the pangu app Step-By-Step Guide To Install Kodi 17 On iPhone Or iPad on your pc. Attach your mobile Kodi via USB and also it is identified by Kodi App Download the pangu application.

    ReplyDelete
  7. After you've made sire that Kodi you have those points, you can move forward. Allow's Here begin the procedure of mounting and also downloading Kodi App Download Kodi for iPhone.

    ReplyDelete

Your comments are why I get out of bed in the morning. Just kidding. But I do like them.