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Old 07-21-2017, 04:35 AM
 
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Call to prayer from mosques in many countries. I never minded it though.

Noises that would bother me are people noises - talking loudly and slamming doors in hotels...late at night.
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:21 AM
 
Location: London U.K.
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Comfortable 5 star hotel in central Lisbon, Portugal, room window overlooked neighbour back yards, one had a rooster which woke us at 0 dark hundred.
What can you do, it's a rooster's natural inclination, so politely requested a room change.
Got switched to one overlooking the street, street had two supermarkets.
Refrigerated trucks arrived from 05.30 onward, with cab top generators blasting away while the drivers unloaded chilled and frozen produce.
Found a drug store and bought ear-plugs, problem solved.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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A rowdy hockey team in Canada decided to stop for the night and celebrate at the little motel I was staying in years ago.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I hopped on a chicken bus going from Santa Ana, El Salvador, heading to Guatemala one afternoon and the driver was very young and loved loud, annoying Rap music. He had the music so loud that my 33 decibel earplugs failed to do the job. Even though it was only about 70-80 miles, I hopped off at one stop, and decided to hop on the next one. When I saw this elderly man driving the bus, I knew right then and there, he wasn't going to be playing loud Rap music to the Guatemalan border.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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Stayed in a hotel once where there was a cricket chirping in the AC unit. Being a very light sleeper, this was not going to work for me. The girl at the front desk (after laughing hysterically at the nature of the "problem") sent two guys to "fix" it -- twice. We ultimately left before the night was over and eventually took it up with the hotel company.
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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New Year's Eve, Truth or Consequences, NM: guy in motel room next to ours barfing his brains out all night. Turned out the room on the other side of us was the supply closet, and they made a racket early the next morning--maybe cleaning up the barf.
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:47 AM
 
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New Year's Eve, Truth or Consequences, NM: guy in motel room next to ours barfing his brains out all night. Turned out the room on the other side of us was the supply closet, and they made a racket early the next morning--maybe cleaning up the barf.
If you stay in a place called Truth or Consequences it should be understood that you have waived all rights to any normal expectations.
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Call to prayer in Turkey (I stayed across the street from the Blue Mosque). Cicadas in Japan While only the call to prayer woke me up (I couldn't hear the cicadas from my hotel room), the cicadas were the bigger annoyance as they were irritatingly loud when walking around outside.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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I've only had 2 really bother me because I actually could sleep through nearly everything.... Hearing the mosques call for their prayers in Jerusalem. It's ridiculously loud and they do it frequently. I think Israel actually tried getting them to lower it but of course that made them angry....

The other time was at an AIRBNB in Florence. It was in a residential area but had a small alley near it. I would constantly hear Americans or Canadians talking loudly at night as they walked back to their rental.

Honorable mentions: Hearing people having sex in hostels and hearing people (and smelling!) people fart in hostels and buses.
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Old 07-23-2017, 04:46 AM
 
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Sitting in the bleachers at Dodger Stadium proved to be a problem because the seat turned out to be near a stack of loudspeakers. The sound level was deafening, and had to watch the game with improvised kleenex earplugs. Many other folks sitting nearby had sponge plugs in their ears. Never experienced this at a ballpark before, and have been to about 30 major and minor league parks over the years.
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