Redstar Culture Hotel
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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 …
... because that puts me in high social status here (this annoys me to no end, but it is unfortunately true). I also discovered that there are other foreign teachers around who have no teaching qualifications, no TEFL certificate, no experience and even no bachelor degree. They just fake their confidence and people respect them for the white face. I was a little shocked by revelation, but this knowledge (absurd as it sounds), combined with just ...
... motorcycles, scooters, bikes, and pedestrians. The light just turns green and you go. Driving is insane, there might as well not be any lanes painted on the road. Driving here is kind of like a cat, "if it fits, it sits", so "if it fits, it goes"... and sometimes not even if it fits it still goes. But the taxis are pretty cheap which is good.
There are a ton of markets around here, so we went to the supermarket to get food to keep ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRedstar Culture Hotel Hangzhou
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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