Holiday Inn Lushan
Travel Blogs from Xingzi County
The hostel isn't very nice. The bathrooms, dorms, and beds leave a lot to be desired. And given that we are paying what we were paying two nights ago, it seems a bit ridiculous. But there really wasn't much choice. When we first arrived at our hotel two nights ago, we requested three nights. Only two, she said. Blast! So we went on a long, fruitless search for a hotel that would take us on the night of 1 October. ...
... the same way. Heading what we believed to be the right direction, we quickly left the crowds and climbed hundreds of steps past old homes, the path eventually leading right in front of some of them. An old man with cataracts, upon finding out where we were going, showed us the way with a word of caution: take the chairlift down, as if you try to walk all the way back, you won't get here til to-morrow morning. He was a very friendly man but may have ...
... 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.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center