Zen Garden Hotel (Lion Mountain Yard)
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
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On our first leg of the journey from Guilin to Lijiang, Sarah and I were in separate cabins on the train. There was an elderly Chinese lady in Sarah’s cabin, happily slurping noodles all over Sarah’s bed. Sarah tried to explain that she was in her bed, but got nowhere, so eventually opted for a different bed. Later on that evening the old lady finally got off, and new people got on, at which point Sarah was forced back to her original (but now noodle covered) bunk. ...
... outside the guesthouse. We were able to take our time and enjoy the stunning scenery, not just of the gorge but also the countryside and the fields and village. It was a good walk down and back again and there was no one except locals about. Oh, except that we bumped into the crass Australian man who continued to make stupid comments. We had an interesting minivan ride back to Lijiang and was probably one of the worst trips I've ever had, not helped by the state of the road, ...
... and, at 15¥, was so incredibly cheap. Several local workmen came in for their lunch and, as is the Chinese way, left a big mess on the floor. In China it is customary to throw your rubbish and food waste onto the floor or tablecloth and, as their lunch included meat on the bone, there was a lot of mess left behind. As we came over the top of the mountain a plateau opened ...
... leave once it was full and so we waited and waited until it was so.
What a coincidence! We pulled up on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere only to see our friend Wang-Lee (who had bought us lunch the day before) jump in the van. He had learnt from our previous conversation that our Mandarin was very basic. He pulled out a dictionary and translated a phrase "We a predestined to meet, without any planning we find each other". He ...
... amazing. Basically, we just had a stone slab that was heated up by a fire underneath, and we would order things to put on it. Of course, I ordered insane amounts of vegetables. Tomatoes, lotus root, mushrooms, all that good stuff. They also created the greatest sauce I have ever tasted. Can't even describe it, and won't try. Just pure heaven contained in dipping sauce. It was a bit on the pricey side, but it was all I wanted upon returning to China. Couldn't have asked for ...