Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel
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... hotel should we miss each other at the car park. Off course both sides wanted to prove the other wrong so we started a bit of a race to see who would get back first. Normally I wouldn't bother with this but I was tired and it worked as a motivator to keep going. Our journey down was arguably better than our journey up. Steep steps following a small stream through a mini rain forest (I felt even more like Indiana Jones when we had to hop across some damp stones with ...
... highly annoying after a while. The beauty of the location however made all the morning drama's and pushy Chinese trigger happy visitors bearable. We walked around and came across trees, covered in red ribbons. We were told that if we bought a ribbon, wrote a wish on the ribbon and tied it to a tree, it would come true. For 5 RMB this seemed a good idea. Everyone was writing the same sort of message "eternal happiness, prosperity, long life" etc. I simply wrote ...
... as there were some of my group of friends who wouldn't be travelling with us), we decided to have a mini tourist day of our own in Changsha. Inside downtown Changsha, there is a giant country park which is at a guess twice the size of New York's Central Park called "Martyr Park" at the center is a tall monument to those who "fell in battle in our glorious triumph over the Japanese".
For once even the weather was beautiful (I should point out that a bad day in China is ...
... them. Well, an entrance fee (which we needed anyway), 5 buses, an outdoor elevator up the side of a cliff, MANY requests for directions and even more photographs later, we made it to the hostel.
After what has to be the most awkward journey to a hostel in the world, we were expecting to be rewarded with our efforts by a top notch establishment - this was not the case. The place stank of smoke and damp, no one spoke English, and our room was shoddy to say the least. ...
... paid for our bill. I tried to give some money but apparently its customary that if someone offers to take you out for food that they pay the bill and it is rude to refuse! Happy days a free massive tea at a swanky Chinese place!! Being a Yes Man does pay off at times.
After that it was time for an early night as I have to be up early to catch the bus to the Forrest park as its several hours hiking to get up the mountains and then on to the next hostel.