Cha Pa Garden Boutique Hotel & Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... had a 100,000 note with me so I asked for change. The lady came back, handed me my money but I saw her hold back a 10,000 note. It was strange, so I counted my money and she shortchanged me. I grabbed the 10,000 out of her hand, which grabbed the security guard's attention, and I then counted out the money in front of the both of them. This made the guard laugh at her failed attempt to steal literally .40 USD from me. It's not the first time I've had to count my money ...
... the pick of the menu though Scott's chicken salad looked pretty yum too. We finally got in our rooms and had a short rest before Tuan picked us up for the afternoon activity. The rooms at the hotel are quite nice but the best bit was the great views out over the valley and surrounding mountains. The afternoons walk involved being driven out of town some way then dropped off at a spot to walk down through the valley floor at the villages there. This ...
... learned this is the best way to book, because the hotels keeps most of the profit and only pay the guides 10 dollars a day, not even including transportation to or from her village, and she tells us all tribes and guides are friendly, even if they come off aggressively. She speaks highly of tourism saying she remembers growing up hungry because of the unpredictability of the rice harvest, but her kids have it much easier now. She wants them ...
... so I spent 5 hours in the chair. Frederick Abel (From the USA) the owner/dentist, put me in a separate room and treated me in turns between his other patients. At ones stage while an assistant kept my mouth from closing during a long drilling and other interesting "in my mouth activities" I suddenly became aware that Fred had gone. I then realised that I had fallen asleep. We had started at 1 pm and finished at 5.30 pm. It was almost a pleasure...almost I said. ...
... legs had no where to go. He eventually turned a large rectangular log of wood on its side and balanced precariously on it; Yin's husband then joked in Vietnemese that he was going to fall off in a minute after all the rice wine he drank; we all laughed and luckily, he didn't fall.
After clearing up dinner, we went and brushed our teeth in the stream that flowed along the side of their house. It was only 8pm, but we'd had a long 24 hours and needed to sleep very badly.