Posts Tagged ‘hotel

17
May
10

Day 19: One Day Too Many in Tibet

Where yesterday I didn’t take any photos worth posting here, today I didn’t take any photos.  Period.  Carriage Return.

The Battered Leather Journal says we went shopping today, but I don’t remember it.

In the afternoon, we took one last ride with Sijila (and his little son – it was fun to see Sijila as a caring father) to the airport – an hour and a half backtracking on the route we took to Everest.  This all looks verrry familiar.  Sijila laughed at one of our jokes before we could even respond to it ourselves, reinforcing our suspicion that he is full of lies about not speaking English.  He is the type that would pretend so he wouldn’t have to interact with annoying tourists.  We hand Sijila his and Choedak’s tips, Sam hands his son an authentic American dollar bill, and we are off on the next leg of the trip: Qingdao (think: CHING-dow), via Beijing.

More after the jump. Click to Jump!!

18
Mar
10

Day 11: G.I. Joe in Mandarin

Barkhor Square and Jokhang Temple

It is weird to be in Tibet and doing little chores around town like it’s Sunday afternoon at home.  Today we went to a bookstore, the movie theater, and window shopping.  But for the Chinese soldiers camped out on every corner and losing my breath walking down the street, it would have been just like a weekend at home. More!! Jump! JUMP.

25
Feb
10

Day 6: Butchered English

Another installment of Butchered English On T-Shirts (And Some Other Places Too)!!! There is a sign on the wall in our shower that we find very amusing.  (This hotel room kind of resembles some sort of fancy victorian sitting room that has been in disuse for fifty years.  Picture that decaying, decadent room in the Matrix where Keanu is offered the pills.  Expensive wallpaper peeling down the walls, rich threadbare carpet.  That sort of thing.  Though I don’t think anything here was actually ever expensive or rich.)

Anyway, the sign:  WHEN WASHING BATH , PLEASE NOTICE WATER TO WARM UP , SCALD CAREFULLY !

Scald carefully.  It’s just good sense.




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