When you travel, there comes a time in every girl’s life where she’s faced with the dilemma of sharing the room with a someone who makes you want to rip your ears off and stomp on them in the middle of the night. Yes, I’m talking about the snorer of all snorers! When it’s someone you know and care about, it’s one thing but if it’s a complete stranger you’ve been assigned to share a room with – well that’s a whole other kettle of fish! Granted, they may not be able to help this condition but at the same time how am I at fault because I decided to pay a pretty penny to join a tour group and made the unfortunate mistake of booking at the same time as the said person.
To be completely honest, upon meeting each other, the person in question confessed that she was a snorer and had brought along earplugs to whoever wanted them. We laughed it off and let her know that everyone snores once in a while but when day turned to night, we finally understood what she was getting at. There’s snoring and then there was what we encountered when this lovely lady fell asleep. It was a constant roaring of a jet engine that didn’t stop and possibly got louder as the night progressed. It continued as she moved in her sleep from her back to her side and back again. It drowned out the constant banging on the wall from the people next door and almost blocked the sound of the people knocking on our door at 4am. It could be heard through my headphones while I had music blaring and allowed me to grab my iPod in the middle of the night with the swiftness of a ninja as my movements were left undetected by the others due to the engine that was revving up in our room. There was no stopping it and there was no sleep for the rest of us.
After 2 nights, I had made the decision that enough was enough. It was either me or her and I decided that it was high time to bail like a man the morning after when the beer goggles had worn out. No hard feelings but this was an act of self-preservation and if our next stop offered nothing more than a peaceful night’s sleep than I was in pure heaven.