The comfort of hard plastic
While my youthful days of bare minimum travel are over, I still get a kick out of what people will do to save a buck. Donna McSherry started the site Sleeping in Airports, which is a user updated website that gives you tips on the best places to crash when you are traveling on a budget. Even if you are not traveling around the world on a pocket full of change, you might find some of the descriptions extremely amusing.
An example of the crazy reviews that I liked:
Nong Kai - Thai-Lao border - January, 2009
Sleeping at the Thai-Lao border
"I slept at Nong Kai, at the Thai-Lao border in March, 2001. The bus from Bangkok drops you off about 2 am, and it takes a while for the border to open. It is quite deserted, there are benches and tables to sleep on. My friends and I had a great sleep, and we were woken up in the morning by the bells from a nearby Buddhist temple (quite a nice alarm clock!). When the border guards arrived, we realized we had crossed the border in the night and slept the Laotion side! We had to pay an overtime fee but they let us walk back across the border and go through properly." Contributed by Aileen Nowlan" (Added 18 JAN 03)