Holiday Inn Lushan
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... A mere 130% markup).
4) Got back to the Hotel, quick breather, and 4 of we meiguoren went off to find a bookstore I learned about from one of our chinese speaking student guides. (Side note: native mandarin speaker, as well as native english. THICK british accent) We enjoyed the fast and clean Beijing subway system. Massive bookstore. Roughly Powells' sized, if not a ...
In China, I am a Waiguoren -- an outer-country-person, specifically a Meiguuoren (American). The average Wong on the street seems hugely fasinated by us. Little kids especially will shout to their parents "WAIGUO!" or "MEIGUO!" This often preceeds giddy screaming. The Chinese kids that I've seen are precocious as hell, and seem always to be in a family crowd that includes at ...
... but by this point, I had reached my cultural landmark appreciation threshold. (Eh, it's just another 600 year old wooden building made out of marble.)
Finally, (after a blessed break where one could have a shower in one's room) dinner. Peking Duck. Oh my my.
Ended the day at the Olympic pavilion. Big open space --> whole bunch of chinese people hanging around. Okay. Jet Lag now glory sleep golden happy bed.
... Highest end hotel I've ever been in by a stretch.
Went out for dinner last night, tried Bai Jiu, rice liquor. "Really? You want? It's really strong," was my local guide/ fellow OSU student Han's response to my inquiry. "Yeah, I want to try it. I've been very curious." I knew I might be in some trouble when I recognized the bottle they brought out from the Wikipedia article. The one they identified as ...
... brought us to a famous cave which looked like any other cave to me. If I knew the history of the place I might have been more interested. Later we walked along side a nice lake and a few other places labelled on our tourist map. Overall I'm impressed by the peaceful nature of life on Lushan and I certainly envy the view many people have from their houses.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center