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A swarm of French businessmen attending a
conference have taken over the breakfast room this morning. I grab a
packet of tea and run back upstairs. Too stimulating for the second day.
First day of repacking. Everything fit so neatly before I had dirty clothes. And liquor.
At the next hotel, I decide that suites are grand, though I keep trying to hang my jacket in the kitchenette cabinet with the tea kettle. Presumably that would get the wrinkles out.
As I get ready for bed, I notice that the television in the bedroom demonstrates it is functional by going through the paces of selecting a German adult film from pay per view. I scramble around looking for the clicker, worried I've set something atop the remote and have accidentally ordered Hung Hans and the Hanover Hotties. Nope, just a demo. Phew.DAY 3
I return to Prague in a few weeks to update the Fodor's guidebook to the Czech Republic again, and I must say that I'm looking forward to it. On the surface, guidebook writing is kind of horrible. It's very repetitive and there are lots of capsule reviews where you don't get to say anything. Oh, and you're also quite limited by the "intended audience" of the book in question, whether they're middle of the road, jetsetting hipsters, or smug backpackers. Plus, of course, the pay isn't great.Still, I like guidebook work, at least for a few weeks a year. You get more than a surface impression of a place. It's less than you'd learn as a resident, but that's also the point--guidebooks, for the most part, shouldn't be fully written by residents, since their view of a city tends to come with a set of assumptions that visitors don't have. (I say that as someone who had to answer questions about the safety of New York's subways for many, many years)