Yaxiang Jinling Hotel Luoyang
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We arrived at 11 pm, 2 hrs late (not bad for China Eastern). We Got the last cab to town with space for our luggage and checked in to the Yaxiang Int Hotel.
We got a cab to the national peony garden (our main reason for going to Luoyang). Wow! A huge collection of peony cultivars of all colors. We saw one …
... 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 ...
... no prompting or apparent motive, and these simple little mundane occurrences are some of the most memorable and interesting. I am thinking specifically of the other night, when Chris and I went to get dinner.
It was later in the evening, after I got off work, Chris met me, and we decided to look for a little dumpling shop we had been told about. We looked, and we wandered. And we looked and wandered some more. As we got further away, we came to ...
... that isn't steamed or stir-fried is how much I would love to have an actual oven to cook in.
Back to the coffee shop:
Conversations are milling around me as the hustle and bustle continues, just like in any coffee shop back home. The only difference is that I understand none of what is being said around me. There are no little snippets of conversation to catch my attention, because I understand nothing that is being said. It ...
... toilet. Drainage problem fixed. Now I have to clean up and get rid of the smell. The guy came with a longer eel and a machine to power it and it was fixed in no time.
The parties have been great this week. I reported on Renee's birthday bash in the last epistle so will go onto the next one. Kesa, one of the Chinese teacher's had her party at Ginger's place. It was a late start -9 o'clock as that is when everyone knocks off work. A late start means a ...