This past weekend, my wife and I took a very last minute trip to Singapore, partially to partake of the Night Grand Prix excitement. I have a bunch of posts drafted and will start throwing in photos in the coming days/week. For now, I though I would offer an observation from the night of the race (that incidentally has nothing to do with racing).
My wife and I had been sitting in the lounge for two hours, and we had the chance to witness a number of new connections made, folks walked into the lounge as perfect strangers, and in some cases came to share tables with their new found friends.
It might’ve been the slow wifi, or the friendly staff, or free flowing alcohol, I’m not sure, but the fact remains, people made connections. in fact, the night after, we saw the same folks, who were once strangers, sitting together.
It’s an interesting dynamic, hotel lounges, some, people use to insulate themselves, whereas others, people are more open to conversation and connections happen.
I’m not sure what makes one lounge more interesting than another when it comes to conversing with others. I’ve met and chatted with others in Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Delhi, and Syndey among others. And every time I have learned something new.
Could it be people’s travel styles? Could it be the nature of the hotels respective cities? I haven’t yet been able to figure out the answer, nonetheless, it is always interesting, enjoying evening drinks in a lounge.
Do you make friends in lounges when you travel?