Golden Spring Hotel
Travel Blogs from Enping
... And there is a rule on sleeper buses - no shoes - which makes going to the toilet a HUGE ordeal. Theres a pair of communal flip flops which you have to wear, (I totally rocked the flip flop and socks look!) Due to the bus being swaying all over the place and no surprise there isnt a Western toilet and I am not a pro at using the Asian toilets, so I was much amused as i was urinating on myself and both legs!
We asked the ...
... taste was fresh and light, like eating little slices of cloud in a sweet broth. One tiny setback was that Ken ordered for everyone, so in addition we had fresh hand-made dumplings and rice rolls in a local soy sauce - and an unexpected bowl of congee that Simon had ordered and forgot about. Jim took one for the team and ate about half the bowl. This was partially because his dad tricked him and kept pouring after Jim said stop. What follows eating? Swimming ...
... the first white guy he's seen and Toby gave him a jade neck piece he'd been wearing.
Packing tonight as tomorrow, the 4 of us and Sophie's parents and Zhiwei begin our trip to Beijing.
This leg of the trip has been eye-opening, interesting and humbling. It was amazing to see where my family came from and imagine what life had been like for them in China. It was great having Bob, Sophie and Toby there to share the experience.
... got caught and fined. Whew.
We met up with 2 of Sophie's school friends for dinner and they got to practice their English with us. They were pretty good.
Later there was an evening fountain water works & lights show set to music in the plaza. Quite pretty.
The driver took us back in the evening and enroute, Toby & I got our first good whiff of Stinky Tofu.
... Hazy morning air burned off to become hot humid sunny bright blue sky fluffy white cloud days. And if you could get past the rooster-thing in the mornings, very peaceful.
Evenings were colorful sunsets followed rather quickly by darkness, cricket and frog noises. A sense of solitude and surrounded by a blanket of darkness with only the moon for lighting. Again quite peaceful.