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Sleeping on the floor of CHC airport. 24-Aug-2011 At 12:01:04 PM citationx
On 24/08/2011 Wollemi wrote:
>My dearest Duncan,
>it isn't that I don't agree with it, but why is it perceived to be OK
>to bunk down at airports, when a more satisfying sleep is to be found just
>kilometres away?
>I flew into ChCh 4 weeks ago - at midnight - but still got a bed in town.
> Surely it is like the thread on the Bass Strait ferry, where it was suggested
>by others to get a cabin rather than a large sitter/chair.

While I see your point in a way (and Duncan's even more), I think he nailed it on the head. If i arrive at 12:50am, and have to get a bus at 6:30am, I'm hardly going to get any benefit from catching a cab into the city, paying a full night rate for probably waking some guy up and hassling him for a key at 1:30am, to then sleep for 4.5 hours and then leave. I'll just stick to sleeping on bench for a bit.
But thanks for your concern about backcountry huts that I have no intention of visiting while i'm there.

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