Chengdu Elevators | Travel China

We are staying in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, visiting W.’s family.
Just had a nice dinner with one of her friends and as Chengdu dialect is the mode of communication I took an early leave to the hotel so W. and her friend could catch up without being bothered by me.

We stay in the Chengdu Hotel, once the hotel of Chengdu, now a bit degenerated with a pool without water and a tenniscourt without a net. I walk towards the elevator and my eyes spot a guy sitting on a chair next to it. I didn’t see him during the day. He jumps up, seeing that I am alone and hands me a nice business card for massage services. I guess that a hotel loosing a star has to go many ways to find additional sources of income.

As an aside, living in Shanghai has saved me from a lot of spontaneous uttered hello’s by grown up Chinese men. I was happy today to realize that they still exist, these Hellunatics that think there is something sophisticated about barking into a foreigners face, HELLO. I am sure he has a nice story to tell to the wife at dinner tonight.

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