Golden Spring Hotel
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... day. We ordered tapas and salad while we waited for our pizza, - 1 1/2 hours. And drank Aussie and Laos beer. There we bumped into a Polish guy, Chris, who we had met at Wenwen's 2 weeks earlier who warned us of the long wait. At the end of our pizza the boss lady came and chatted to us and explained you have to order the pavlova a day in advance!
Bumped into An - Penang CS we had met in Dali!
Sat booked a mini ...
... with our rapidly approaching route through Laos and recovered from the previous day's exertions. Yet more searching for new shoes proved fruitless, as we became increasingly aware that, in China, hiking shoes were either fake, expensive or both. Another unforeseen problem was that of shoe size, with both our sets of European feet made to feel distinctly clown-like by their persistence in being one or two sizes bigger than the largest shoes available.
Our accidental arrival ...
... most popular tickets are for sleeper classes, allowing customers to sleep overnight on route to their destination; consisting of either soft sleeper (four berth cabins) or hard sleeper (6 birth cabin stacked on 3 tiers). From Guilin to Kunming I managed to pick up a ticket for hard sleeper (¥281, £28), covering around 2,000km over 18hrs through some of south China’s nicest countryside. Purchasing the ...
... each platform had a huge waiting room. We had to go through security scanners and were ushered to our train in absolute peace and comfort; the whole station was more like an airport. We managed to find our carriage easily enough; on Chinese night-trains there are two bed options, either a hard sleeper bed or a soft sleeper. Not only are we cheap-skates but as I can sleep anywhere we opted for the cheaper hard sleepers, which are laid out in open-air cabins of 6 ...
... at school is now… and indeed she knew him. This was a much more striking case of ‘small world!” I took a picture of Clarke with Greg and Jeff and emailed it off to Chris.
At 9 am our driver arrived promptly and we headed off for almost a 2 hour drive to the Stone Forest. It’s a hugely popular tourist destination, but within minutes you can walk away from the throngs and pick a small paved path in which the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center