1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras - I had the pleasure of spending the entire night at San Pedro Sula airport before catching a morning flight last summer. Since there were so few people around, I was convinced someone was going to rob/attack me in my sleep, and easily get away with it, so I decided that sleeping in the disabled toilets would be the safest idea - y'know, it was spacious, contained a lock etc. etc..... Safe it may have been, comfortable and hygienic it was not. I lasted all of about 30 seconds in there before eventually getting 10 minutes sleep on a cold metal chair by the Dunkin' Donuts stand, and spent the rest of the night aiming bitterly envious thoughts at the guy fast asleep on the floor on his handy lilo. Note to self - always pack a lilo.
3. Chiang Khong, Thailand - The simple reason behind this lack of good sleep? LACK OF AIRCON. In the height of the Thai summer, aircon is like food and oxygen in terms of necessity to life. Our hotel room only had a rickety old fan, which did nothing to cool us down and everything to keep us awake by sounding like it was about to blow itself up at any moment. I can still hear it now, reverberating around my brain...... eurgh.
But it's all part of the adventure right? Here's to the next terrible night's sleep whilst travelling. I can't wait.