A Travellerspoint blog

The Beautiful Night N Day Staff N KFC

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya, When I woke I felt so tired this morning like I really need a good rest for a day. I've promised myself a day or two but have ended up walking on those days too. Can't waste the great weather and who knows, I'll probably never be in these cities again so I just have to make the most of it. But after many hours on the hills yesterday, I really am tired and my feet really are sore. So upon waking I decided to head down to Wenzhou and to then grab a bus to Fuzhou and head home. A good twenty or so hours of sitting time over a few days. That ought to do it! BUT....nothing ever works out that way hey! I found out where to catch my bus from and then grabbed a bus across to the East Bus Station. Now how is this for an answer to my thinking of splashing out when I got to Fuzhou and grabbing an expensive hotel (well for me anyhow) and spending the day in bed resting. When I got out of the cab there was a huge wind and when I opened my wallet three one hundred Yuan bills flew out and were swept up the road. I didn't know what to do. I kind of just stood there in bewilderment as they whirled their way onto the road never to be seen by me again. I usually keep them zipped up in the back but I had taken them out ready for the next couple of buses. Well, there went my nice hotel. It looks like bugs in my room and noodles are still on the menu! Not so Ha Ha! BUGGER! When I turned to walk into the bus station there was a guy on a 'big skateboard' type thing at the door. Why was he on the big skate board? Because he had no legs and his arms were also pretty much non-existent. I looked at him and reached into my wallet and gave him a surprising amount and thought to myself....maybe it's his turn to rest. I only have tired feet from walking to long. But the fact is, I have feet to mistreat! As I walked to the ticket booth I decided that the long bus ride home was obviously a stupid idea and got myself a ticket to Ningbo City instead. It was now financially impossible to go to Putuoshan which is supposed to be stunningly picturesque islands not far off the coast. The ferry rides to and from, accommodation, the island entry fee along with the entry fees to all the sits are now beyond me The bus to Ningbo cost 65 Yuan and took nearly three hours from station to station. When I arrived at the south station I grabbed a map and began the 'Cheapest Hotel Ever' Boogie! I found several I would normally stay in but I need bus fares home so I continued until I found one that I would 'not usually' stay in. It was clean and very cheap. HHHhhhmmm, there is only one reason why it would be so cheap and that would be because of constant knocks on the door. Just as I threw my bag on the bed and pulled out my map to see where I should begin I got a knock at the door and a soft voice began saying; 'Un Mor, Un Mor'. When I opened the door I found a rather beautiful woman aged around thirty or so already dressed for action with a sexy smile. Sorry baby, if I can't afford to ride the ferry to Putuoshan I certainly can't afford to ride you either! She didn't understand most of what I said but the parts in Chinese she did and get this, she then began bargaining with me. Her price dropped quicker than a bride's nightie and I soon had my wallet out showing her my life's worth. Once she understood that she stopped bargaining and began asking me about my life instead. Bloody Hell I thought, I'm worth so little that a freakin prostitute stops dropping her price! I hate staying at these places. Not because of the sexy women walking around scantily clad but I hate thinking about what diseases they could have and what is walking around the hotel. It's not fair on them as people but I'm in China and there is a lot of AIDS walking around hotels such as this one. I hoped she would tell her scantily clad buddies and they wouldn't come knocking on my door. She soon fluttered her eyelids in amusement that she was worth more than me and then raced off to the next door. I spent the rest of the afternoon walking around town checking the place out. I thought heaps of foreigners would be spotted here being so close to the coast but I never spotted one. When it grew dark I headed to a Net Bar and spent a few hours catching up on emails. I then continued walking around town and found the Drum Tower which is at the end of Zhenming Lu at the Zhongshan Xilu end. I walked around there for awhile and then slowly made my way home along the banks of Yue He (lake). When I finally arrived I was set on by the 'Night Staff Beauties' and luckily the 'Day Staff Beauty' came to my rescue and told them not to bother trying. Gawd, talk about feeling sorry for myself. I now had the 'Day Staff' telling the' Night Staff' I was too poor to worry about. But then a strange thing happened...No, there were no freebies (rabies maybe ha ha, just joking!) not long after I got a knock on my door and they had returned with KFC and green tea. It was obviously their break and they came to share their food with me. Unfreakin believable! Go figure! Life huh! Beers N Noodles toya.....shane __________________________ The soundtrack to this entry was Ozzy Osbourne The album was 'Ozzmosis'

Ningbo City

Ningbo City


Ningbo City 1

Ningbo City 1


Ningbo City 2

Ningbo City 2


Ningbo City 3

Ningbo City 3


Ningbo City 4

Ningbo City 4


Ningbo City 5

Ningbo City 5

Posted by eddakath 17:00 Archived in China

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Login