Milky Way Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... place. However they didn't prove to be so functional - no water!
For lunch we stopped at Changde and we were grateful for a higher standard than we had had for the past couple of days. And then, as we approached Changsha, the traffic snarled -it was a holiday-so we were taken for a very early dinner before checking into our hotel.
Changsha is China's 3rd city and it was near here that Mao Tse Tung was born.
... It let me off at the airport turn-off, which still left me close to a mile to go in about 20 minutes. I walked/jogged to get there on time, with my backpack on (with my laptop) sweating like a pig as I walked over to the counter to show my passport and get my ticket.
What happened next still boggles my mind, more shades of my last flight through Beijing than anything ever encountered in rural China. A lady immediately found my water bottle ...
... indicator of direction (usually North)! So I took my best shot at a so named "west" exit, as I recalled there was a Carrefour supermarket that way. I found no Carrefour, onlu lots of construction, heat, noise and eventually was inside the NOVA shopping center. I went to the basement shopping area and worked my way up, seeing little of interest to me, but still quite enjoyed the air conditioning and window shopping. I remembered seeing a ...
... of water for 8 RMB.
That done, and my travel bottle refilled I headed out on my first outing of the day, to get a plug adapter so I could eventually plug in my laptop. Again, unlike most YHAs, this hostel is all Chinese and the outlets had a standard 2 prong and a 3 prong- but all flat holes, no round hole for the typical American 3rd prong. I went to Tongcheng's A-Best supermarket and was surprised they didn't sell a single power strip to help me, though in ...
... was in bed: the hard, traditional mattress, also uncommon in YHA hostels, especially in a private room such as foreigners might stay in. But, as it turned out, it was one of my best night’s sleeps in weeks. That’s a good reason to 'vacation’ occasionally, or frequently. At home one always has a pattern and chores and so many things on the “to do” list. Away from home, one should just be in the moment. So ended my August 13th in ...