Redstar Culture Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
I was absolutely shattered by the time I checked in at 2am. I met a local girl on the plane and cleared customs faster than she did which was good. We shared a taxi into the city because it is usually a 1hr cab ride and split the cost. My train ticket was waiting for me at the check-in counter so I will be able to get to Nanjing after all.
Aanj and I woke up extra early today to make sure we got a good continental breakfast... and we did! There was my favorite rice gruel, hard boiled eggs, eclairs, and even cereal. Unfortunately with the cereal I used hot milk, so that part was ruined. After breakfast we slept some more and packed, then got on the bus for a three hour ride to a tea …
On Sunday we visited Hangzhou, unfortunetly it was very windy for a boat ride on West Lake so instead we visited a Tea plantation on the country side. We were told that Gondeliza Rice and the queen of Britain, to name a few visited this tea plantation. We had an interesting tea lesson from a "Tea Doctor." After that we got on our tour bus and …
... and strolled down an alleyway to this elevated mini-temple of sorts. We found a huge 20 foot drum at the top (which our professor beat on with a dusty broom for a few minutes) in addition to finding a Beijing Opera house and a "5D Cinema". Not really sure where all the D's come from in 5D but it seemed to be a motion simulator of sorts. We all messed around with the Beijing Opera props for a little bit, and poked into and out of rooms we probably ...
... seat. Fifteen hours on that plane and just when I got used to being on the aircraft, we landed and a whole new set of nerves set in. As I walked into the airport, following the crowd of people walking towards immigration, utter exhaustion hit. I kept thinking to myself, how in the hell am I going to be able to find the shuttle bus and spend another three hours on it without passing out. I put my negative thoughts away and made my way to baggage claim. Outside of ...
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You really do get the culture of staying in a Chinese Hotel when you stay here. The staff were as helpful as they could be, the room was clean however I am not used to the smell of cigarettes everywhere in the hotel. Thankfully my room did not smell to much, however there was an ashtray on the table, on the toilet roll holder and next to the bed. It is a long walk from the main West Lake however the reason I chose the hotel was its location to the Hangzhou train station
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