Well, here I am again. It's my third trip this year. After a 17 hour plane flight from Chicago, a 3.5 hour car ride from Hong Kong, I ended up in Guangzhou last night. I am staying at the Warm Yes Hotel. The warm yes, is just the best name i have ever heard. So, sight unseen, outside of a couple of reviews on Agoda translated from Chinese, I chose the place on name alone.. That and it is three metro stops away from the Convention I am visiting.
The cost of the room is 120 bucks, US. Which, is three times as pricey as the motel I stayed at in May. I requested the Superior King Room which when I arrived at 11 pm last night, was not available.. So, they had me staying in the standard room which was pretty much on par with the 40 dollar room.. Well, with the exception that this room came with soap and toilet paper! But, last night, i was picking long black hairs out of the sheets. The room was one of the dirties rooms I have ever stayed in. I slept fully clothed and showered with my socks on. I stopped at target and bought several pairs of socks which i throw out after using.
Flickr doesn't seem to want to work in China.. Each time I come back, there seems to be a fresh list of banned websites. I am kind of nervous that i won't be able to upload photos. And with only two books packed, it looks like I will be downing lots of advil pms.
I arrived late last night and went for a little stroll.. I ended up a fairly good restaurant. I was just in Paris last week and i had several bad meals there.. Perhaps my expectations are higher but, i don't think so. I can't say i have had an awful meal in China. I have had ok meals and i have had mind blowing meals. But nothing i can say was bad.
Last night I had bok choy in garlic, some sort of really spicy chicken chicharrone with peppers, roasted pork with sour vegetables and a pepper steak with coarse peppers and 5 spice noodles.. For ordering from photos and knowing how to say chicken, beef, noodles, and spicy, I was able to bang out a pretty fine meal.. Dinner with 3 22 ounce beers, was 16 dollars..
Well, i think this may work so, if someone can tell me if you can see this, then i can post photos. this is the chicken
This is the noodle with steak and coarse pepper and five spice
Roast pork with sour vegetables.
i am beginning to have a lot of business associates while i am out here so, hopefully they will take me around the next couple of nights.. Tonight, I am meeting a friend at the Westin which the fanciest hotel in town.
It is also the place that has some of the best Bejing Duck I have ever had.
Lunch today consisted of a set meal at the complex. For 4 dollars I had fried fish, spicy chicken, rice and steamed cabbage. For breakfast this morning, I ate at the Warm Yes Hotel. I forgot to mention, the main restaurant in the warm yes sells pizza.. So, pizza was part of the buffet.. So I had, shrimp dumplings, a slice of pizza, chicken on a stick and some noodles..
There are these awesome stands right outside the hotel selling all sort of awesome Cantonese Dishes.. I will be going there from now on, before i hit the metro.. The metro costs 2 rmb or around 35 cents. It was a pretty horrific experience as we were packed in there like sardines.. i will have to snap a photo of that tomorrow.. i pretty much felt like I got a lap dance from this large dude with ear hair that i could have braided into pigtails.
So, maybe in a few days when I switch hotels, I will be able to provide photos until then, it's just my glowing personality.