TODAYS TRAVEL TIP
How to make curtains for you room, or covering the windows.
OK, so I am sure a few are going. Ridiculous, not a problem.
But... Is it a problem? Do you NEED curtains?
In most hotels, or hostels curtains are provided.
But in maybe 20 percent there is nothing.
Curtains are to stop TEMPTATION
People are TEMPTED to steal what they can see. i.e. Camera, Backpack
People are TEMPTED what they can see. i.e. Pretty girls walking around in room.
Curtains help remove temptation. Most theft and problems in
hotels are not because the person is planning be a thief,
or bother another person. It is because the SEE something,
and in a moment of weakness, they take it.
The other lesser problems is to stop the forces of NATURE.
Sun, Cold, Heat,
Problems caused by Sun:
1. Too hot
2. Cannot take a nap during the day.
3. Cannot read a computer screen.
4. Melts stuff. The tropical sun is hotter.
DANGER from windows, and doors.
SHARED BALCONY, and your neighbor can come in you room.
WINDOW ON THE STREET
WINDOW ON THE COURTYARD
People walk by and look in.
SCREENS TO STOP MOSQUITOES. Screens do not stop thieves.
You should have a curtain, to remove the temptation.
NO LOCK ON INSIDE OF DOOR
NO LOCK ON INSIDE OF WINDOW
WINDOW TO CLOSE TO THE DOOR Windows next to the
door, so you can reach you hand in and unlock the door.
A curtain, can remove the temptation to enter the room.
Manager see in you room, and are tempted to enter to turn
off the bathroom light.
IDEAS TO COVER YOU DOOR, OR WINDOW
Clothesline hung in front of window, with sheet over it.
Wrap around skirts that girls have.
Paper and tape
Backpack stacked in front of the window on a table
Clothes chest pushed in front of the window or door.
Curtains for travelers, or some helpful pictures (2)
These are ideas, and hopefully you realized, that everything
you carry in your backpack can be used for different things.
Example: Ponchos can make lightweight blankets for the bus.
As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.