Xiao Lang Di Hotel
Travel Blogs from Luoyang
... there a lot of mah jong played?
Lots of people do play mah jong. It's not popular with the younger generation, but I always see groups of older folks gathered on the street playing mah jong. If they aren't playing mah jong, then it's Chinese chess or a form of poker that I don't yet understand.
Are there traffic lights or do the cops direct traffic?
There are traffic lights here, but they don't do that great a job ...
... wrong door. I didn’t forget to have my produce weighed. I managed to match up the Chinese characters with the posted sign in order to finally purchase ground sugar. I didn’t leave the store in a flush-faced, confused, traumatized state.
What really sticks out at me was a short interaction I had in the produce section. I was standing in the fruit section, picking out dragon fruit. I already had several in my plastic bag when I felt a touch on ...
... run down my back. By the time I cross the first street, my shirt is sticking to my skin just enough to make me uncomfortable and self conscious. My hair has frizzed up and face has become slightly shiny with sweat. Uncomfortable and disgusting as I feel, I also have to try and ignore the continual stares as I walk by. Some stares are quick, sneaky, and silent. Others are blatant and long lived. Some stares include a full on stop, while others only ...
... I am. All other guests were at least 30 years younger than me, so it was a learning curve. It wasn't long until the drinking games started. I decided that I would be the official photographer so couldn't partake in any of the games. Ginger and the tattooed cook seemed to know all the games. Two separate games started and these went on for some time and then the two groups joined forces and it became one big game. As with most games, there were rules. This however, ...
... the display room! The products are very expensive, even in yuan!
We then drove through some very beautiful countryside to Lou Ming Ya, which is a huge gorge with some unusual geological features, and now becoming a major tourist site. The man who established the rose gardens and distillery, also paid for concrete steps into the gorge, to make the area more accessible for tourists (Chinese tourists rather than foreigners). As they ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking