Zhongbao International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shenzhen
... for me after we dropped the bags off in our hostel was to seek out a bar to watch the united v Liverpool game. We found an Irish bar next door and that's all I have to say on the matter. Our hostel was in a block with hundreds of other hostels too. Again you had to fight your way through the Indian, Arabic and African men to get to the lift. Not the nicest building we've stayed in but we had no trouble from anyone thankfully. Think you just ...
... currency. The markets were pretty cool, it seemed as though you could get any obscure item if you looked hard enough -particularly if it was food! However, we were saddened by the several shop windows filled with carved elephant tusks (though you could not help but appreciate the skill involved) and some pretty giant shark fins.
Hong Kong is made up of crazy steep hills. We thought New Zealand was bad for lacking flat land, but this is a whole new level. In the centre ...
... and stalls flogging knock-off handbags and watches, tacky souvenirs and myriad sex toys. From there to the harbour and an hour's cruise with a free bar and a welcome breeze - the first time the temperature felt like it had dropped into the 20's. We finally arrived back at the hotel around 11:30, 32 hours after I last awoke 6,000 miles away. A few hours sleep and a light breakfast of dim sum ...
... We looked at a room in a hostel for £25 per night (this would have been the most we will have spent on a room since Australia). The room was inhabitable, smelt of damp and acetone with two plastic tables with over sized mattress place on each one for our beds! The building itself looked like a 'crack den'...we turned round and walked straight out! If it wasn't for staying two nights with Lisa we would have ended up spending £100 or more per ...
DAY 8: Monday 13 May 2013
Today we play the Duvel Course, based at he Shenzhen Clubhouse. Yet another beautiful Course.
Tracey played with Terry, Ralph and Chandra. Ian played with Peter Clarke, John and Tom.
Scores: Tracey 52 (19hcp) and Ian 56 (18hcp) - but not enough to win.
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility