Lotus Garden Hotel
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... was chaotic. Our time on the island was spent efficiently thanks to a people mover. Our Mt Yuelu, Aiwan Pavilion (1792) experiences were taken with 1000s of locals. So once again dinner was very early on our way home to the hotel. Tom and I had a 4: 30 am start for the airport and Shanghai in the morning.
This proved to be easily organised with the concierge however, not without paying a penalty for getting the doorman out of bed!
... a bus from Guangzhou got detoured around Lingling and rather than go all the way back into Lingling, it dropped me off at the bus 7 & 25 stop, way north of town. So, I did my 10 minute walk from my school apartment to catch bus 13, rode it 10 minutes to the first stop across the river and transferred to bus 7. It turns out "way north of town" was only about 3 of the 6-7 miles to the airport. But, this is China. Some motorcycle or 3-wheeler going my ...
... for area code. Amazing, it detected I was an American user. The nice student barrista switched it to Chinese, put in my Chinese phone number, then switched back to the English, quite competently. Of course I was at that moment her only customer and she was learning English, though not her major.
Then it was the subway to Wuyi Square. Catching the subway was easy, thanks to the transportation card and only one line to choose from, but ...
... little one I'm using on my computer desk with extension cords plugged into it. That old one can become my travel power strip, in case I come back to this hostel. While it has many downsides, this location is great.
OK, I've been blogging a few hours now and am tiring. We had quite a thunderstorm in the night and after some texting between Vennie and I, we agree we're both moving slowly... but my stomach's also beginning to growl. So bye bye, until later.
... time maybe… Suffice it to say we found it, the girl (she looked unmarried and in China they are all considered and called girls until they are married or reach about age 30. Then if unmarried, they are called, not so very kindly, “left behind.”) spoke only to Vennie, in Chinese, which is unusual for a YHA hostel. I was ¥100 short in cash (there was a ¥100 key card deposit) but fortunately Vennie had it. We went to the room, dropped off ...