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Thread: Stu, I found this interesting,,,,

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    Stu, I found this interesting,,,,

    just wondered if it was an accurate picture. Had never heard of "capsule" hotels before in my life.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapc...le+Feedfetcher


    Knowing how inaccurate some news story are, thought I would run this by you and get a first hand accounting. Thanks.
    Jon

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    I saw the capsule hotel on the travel channel a while back, was about $50 per night.
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    Don't really want to speak for Stu..... but he said he will NOT read the off topic threads...
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    I know Paul, but figured it was worth a try. Good to see you back, heck of a way to diet ehhhh?!
    Jon

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    Hmmm... I first heard of capsule hotels way back in the early eighties. In fact I remember a scene of one in an early Michael Keaton movie. (dig dig dig -- here it is: Gung Ho)
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    I've seen them. Not the Ritz, but a solution for the hard-working Japanese "Salary Man" leaving the office at 10pm who can't face the 2 hour train ride home.
    And, like all things in Japan, they're clean and safe.
    Maybe not so good if you're a light sleeper and the guy next door snores like a lumberjack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Rideout View Post
    And, like all things in Japan, they're clean and safe.
    Many of them not so much - I'm told by friends who travelled there that they're more of the Japanese equivalent of a Motel 6. That said, I think the idea is terrific - it sounds a heckuva lot better than sharing a room at a youth hostel with someone who will probably try to steal your cell phone and then place $3,000 worth of calls to Guam.

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    Im sorry, but when Im ready to be encapsulated and put into a wall, I wont need a tv or radio.
    It sort of reminds me of the trend where people are choosing to be buried above ground in a wall, pick your spot, slide on in.

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