TRANSIT , from Latin transire (“to go across, pass in, pass through”), from trans (“over”) + ire (“to go”)
They are those ephemeral places of transit that are only connected by the journey and exist in an interim period. One is not really there yet and actually already gone again. A metaphor of life, you know that you won't stay long.
At two o'clock in the morning local time one is still awake. The TV is on and fills the silent emptiness. At home it is only six o'clock in the evening. You eat alone and drink a last beer at the hotel bar.