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TravelPod Member ReviewsGuotai Hotel Jianshui
rooms are sold by the hour if that gives you an idea, and we killed a cockroach that made it into our room. Not fun. Other than that the room was fine. Hotel staff speak limited English.
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... a reflection of our natural insouciance, but it turned out the French are the only ones that know about the village. In fact there are more French tourists in Jianshui altogether than anybody else. We kept seeing a big French tour group walking around town with a guide, looking for a noodle shop that was big enough to accommodate them all.
There is no proper bus that goes there, but we took a minibus for 5 RMB (50p) each. The minibus has seats for six ...
... from a mill, a tavern, and trading opium. At the time of the revolution in 1911 they were on the "right" side and continued to prosper, but then soon found themselves backing the wrong horse in a subsequent rebellion and lost everything.
There was a photo exhibition in one of the rooms showing photos of the town around the turn of the 19th/20th Centuries which were fascinating: coolies carrying sedan chairs up mountains, women with tiny bound feet, German soldiers, ...
... Either way, I saw basically no other tourists except the ones I joined with from my hostel, and so it made for an awesome few days. I based myself in Pugaolao Village, and stayed in Timeless Hostel that was right in the village itself. It really makes a difference when you have a good hostel and a good host – the guy who ran the hostel was so enthusiastic about the terraces and surrounding villages and knew everything there is to know about the area. I ...
... of people. So nice to be in a breathtaking place.
Andra, Matt,and I found a fruit market after exiting the temple. We saw some brown things. No idea what they were. Andra paid Matt to try them. He said they were good. He walked back to the seller to buy another one. A minute later, we all walked back to buy more. The seller and some woman were laughing at us.
Right as we left the fruit market, we ran into ...
... We strolled around the residence, sat down the pond for a long time, watching the koi-fish trying to eat a big piece of apple that was way to big for them to eat, but they kept trying for ever (good spirit, never give up!) and played a bit with a Chinese baby.
After that, we headded for dinner, I don't even remember where or what. But after dinner, we headded to town, where I wanted to buy a new wallet because mine died. We went in some girly looking shops and had ...