Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Three Cheers for the Sheraton!!!

In the last six weeks I have slept:
  • sideways across two beds with Aby and Yafit in Bangkok
  • sitting up on a bus on the way Koh Tao
  • squished into a seat, my knees pushing against the chair in front of me, on a boat still on the way to Koh Tao
  • in a puddle of my own sweat on Koh Phangan
  • in a village hut in Northwest Thailand
  • in a very much open-to-the-elephants hut next to a river in Thailand
  • in a mosquito swarmed hotel in Chiang Mai
  • on a rock hard (yet respectably comfortable - or perhaps I was just exhausted) bed in a slightly sketchy (in a kitsch and homey way) guest house in Pai
  • on a very 70's porn circular bed with grease stained sheets and the lingering smell of stale cigarette smoke in Delhi
  • on the verge of heatstroke in a stuffy room in Udaipur
  • in the tiny, drafty, glass cupboard that is the sleeper seat on a bus to Jaisalmer
  • on a sand dune covered with stars and surrounded by belching camels near the India / Pakistan border
  • on the fly-covered roof of a guest house in Jaisalmer
  • on the floor of the free guest house at the Golden Temple in Amritsar
I haven't had a warm shower since March 12th.  Since Februrary 17th:
  • I haven't showered under anything that wasn't just a showerhead in the wall over a toilet. 
  • my feet have not been clean
  • toilet paper has been a luxury in any bathroom
For these and other reasons, I am happy to share the fantastic news that on April 6th, I am officially collecting on my parents birthday gift of a swanky hotel room for one night.  My day will include the following in some as of yet undetermined order:
  • a HOT shower
  • a nap in a big, clean, fluffy bed
  • a bath
  • reading a book in a big, clean, fluffy bed
  • a pedicure
  • writing in a big, clean, fluffy bed
  • a manicure
  • watching TV in a big, clean, fluffy bed
  • blissfully melting into happiness in a big, clean, fluffy bed
I. Can't. Wait!!!!!!