I’m sitting in the dark. My hotel room doesn’t have windows, the electricity has gone off, and there is a storm raging outside. The phone lines are back up so I image that the electricity will follow soon.
I didn’t notice that the hotel room had no windows until we turned off all the lights on the first night. At first I thought that my eyes were not adjusting well to the darkness, but it really was pitch black inside. We had to find a light to keep on through the night as we were likely to get tangled up in the mosquito net if we tried to get out of bed.
Having no windows can make it sound grim but this room is beautiful.
We also have our own front porch with a day bed, a balcony, and a private back garden complete with plunge pool. They don’t let any light in though as they are hidden behind solid wood doors. I imagine that the lack of windows helps keep the building cool, which is a good thing at the minute as the air conditioner is off.
The rain is amazing. It’s been raining for hours and it’s still so heavy that it would take only seconds to soak you right through. For now I’m going to continue sitting in the dark.