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I learned about capsule hotels on the Internet, this one is in Japan. These accommodations work out to only about $38 USD per night, so definitely the way to go if you are not independently wealthy! A nice hotel can charge between $240 and $500 per night.

However, not sure I would want to try this capsule outside of Japan, or some other country where people are known for their honesty and courtesy...there is only a rather light curtain separating you from your neighbors...and what if somebody snores or something? 

Oh, and if you are 77 like me, can you request a lower level capsule, so you don't have to climb those rather precarious footholds into the upper bunks?

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No. I did not know that they exist.

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I did not know either, Kninjanin...although I have stayed in hostels, which I would prefer to this, I think!

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Saw those a while back and just chuckled.

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This photo makes me want to stay home while I chuckle, too, Rooster!  :D

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Oh, and if you are 77 like me, can you request a lower level capsule, so you don't have to climb those rather precarious footholds into the upper bunks?

--- Yes, I think they would provide a lower-level capsule, if vaccant.

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No, but my grandfather had a similar idea many years ago.

He said, "Why not have metal (not curtained) cubicles, big enough for a person to stretch out in and sleep, in airports and train terminals? They would be similar to luggage storage compartments, and of course would have to be ventilated."


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Aw Tink, Granddad coulda make a fortune!  :silly:

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Yes, he shoulda...

Then I wouldn't have had to have worked for a living, and just done poetry. :D

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Tink i do hope the time does come for you to explore your poetry, or anything else you feel drawn to...you must be in your early or mid forties by now, with small daughter...you will be doing PTA, etc. stuff for a while yet...in addition to your working life.

Truly one of my contemplations since I began this big exploration of the human condition 2017, based on hints and leads from you and Marianne, is...how can society shift itself to accommodate pursuit of human potential for all of us, to the benefit of all?

In England of some time ago, much of the remarkable scientific research was done by pastors; they had a guaranteed living from taxes in their parish, and leisure to pursue scientific knowledge. Otherwise, at present it is more and more, just the wealthy who receive the excellent education and other opportunities...the rest of us struggling with daily obligations and crises...

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I loved the novel by Elizabeth Goudge (actually have loved several of her books), this one titled GREEN DOLPHIN STREET...

Anyway, therein, she proposes a huge shift in public education, where the goal is for the unique potential of each child to be recognized and encouraged -- this of course in contrast to the present system, where people are trained for the purpose of filling someone else's needs...

You should have available to you a good forty-some years yet, and I hope you intentionally cultivate and nurture your own remarkable talents, just for the purpose of your own life satisfaction. <3

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