And the elevators are tiny, which means that they can hold six people max, and maybe 8 if two of them are children. If anyone has a suitcase or large backpack, assume five or less. But given the size of the hotel, cramming people on to one of the three small elevators is almost an Olympic sport.
Which is an unfortunate problem when there are also other hotel guests with serious body odor on the elevator. I just can't hold my breath that long. There. I said it. I know it's not a nice thing to say, but as my mother will attest, it is not the worst, by a long shot.
I have a few theories as to the persistence of the aroma.
- 1. This is the smell of their home..
- 2. This is the smell of Israel and they are reluctant to wash off the holiness.
- 3. They are not accustomed to regular bathing.
- 4. They are bathing regularly but do not have access to clean clothes.