Hobo Cluster of Travel Needs Lome Togo West Africa Friday, May 18, 2007
This is a comment I feel is referencing what I call the Traveler Nest or maybe now the Hobo Cluster. There is a bundle of needs I have as a person that continually travels. The pivotal or essential grasp a person needs to get their head around to understand me is, - I WANT TO LIVE LIKE AT HOME. -
A READER COMMENT:
Just came across this while looking at LCC's and had to pass it along. You may already be aware, but Low Cost Carrier Air Asia's Chief Executive Tony Fernandez has recently started the Tune Hotel chain in Kuala Lumpur. More locations are in the works, but prices start at 9.99 Malaysian RM or 3 USD.
It's a no frills deal like the airline, but on the property it has a 24hr food store, a cafe, an ATM, 24hr free internet, and public transport at the curb. The flagship is in a KL central location to boot. Kind of like a ready made Hobo cluster.
Cheap MY Kitchen to cook a Pizza or Cheese Omelet A private room to shag my girl. Internet Access 24 hours Books, Movies I can wash and dry my clothes. Nobody tells me what I have to pay for! I want a living room, a common area, a place that is NOT a bar, not a restaurant; I want a TV room with a clicker. NO Reservation needed, I just go home.
What I do not want in my home is.
- A bar that dominates the place - A restaurant that dominates the place - Tour Packages being sold in the Hotel are almost a NO NO, I just have never seen the management respect or help me. - Reservations needed. - I do not want to give my credit card to ASIA. - NOT a dorm bed.
ATM is an interesting idea, I am so so on the need in the hotel, but would be nice.
IF this is 3 US, and feels like my home, then great. Airasia.com is one of the tricky LCC, so I am cautious, they are not just shooting straight arrows.