Yong Jiang Hotel
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The approach of Chinese New Year was obvious. Shops started stocking up on specialty goodies – bagged or boxed sets of everything from sweets and chocolates to coffee and tea to vacuum-sealed meats. All in festive red packaging. People headed home laden with bags and boxes to take to the family gatherings. Also lots of banners and scrolls for …
Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't written for a while, but I was traveling for a few weeks and now I actually have some travels to tell you about! My Chinese friend Erica, who is also an English teacher in Shangqiu, said that her and her boyfriend Gareth, a fellow English teacher here at Shangqiu Normal University, were going to go to Vietnam and I should join them. I thought about it for a day and said okay. Then we booked my tickets and two days later I ...
... endured a bustling carriage - there were no Westerners anywhere to be seen, all day long - with 120 locals, smoking filthy cigarettes, spitting and generally carrying on. Not a day to wear contact lenses either, especially because the windows are fastened shut.
We arrived in Guilin in late afternoon, then found our (excellent) hostel, Wada Hostel. More to come from Guilin next time.
Thanks for reading,
Martin & Lyndsey
... she had ever prepared. It and everything at the meal was great. She was a very good cook.
After lunch we headed home, It took us a little over three hours to get there. The Chinese are starting to realize that there is a lot of money to be made at roadside stops. Now instead of just the gas station, you have restaurants, markets and even coffee shops. We were able to get cappuccinos, mochas and frappes. It was a good way to end a good weekend. Thanks Belinda and Lewis.
... and then all of the sudden I saw this one, in the far corner, that looked like it could be the sail for small boats. I held it up to me and unfortunately it fit perfectly. The Chinese among us looked at it and told me I must put it back, the material wasn't of high quality. What to do- buy a speedo that verily covered your privates and was the size of one thigh or buy the poorly made sail mast. I went with the poorly made sail mast.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services