I’m not wild about Chinese food but there’s so much to see in China. This trip I went to Guilin to raft down the River Li. I found an incredible deal at the Shangri-la Hotel and treated myself to the 5 star experience in room and service but decided to forego the $22 breakfast buffet and the equally expensive dinners. Instead I munched on crackers, cookies and health bars.
Drinks were pricy too so I “indulged” in a bottle of the local red wine at a near-by store. It said on the box (bottle was inside) that it was “perfect for a gift when invited to dinner”….oops! First of all, it was white, secondly I had to spit out the first taste and not because I was trying to get a “sense” of it. It tasted like it should be put in a car’s engine.
However, the local beer was pretty good and I found a place that served something resembling a pizza.
On the return to Shanghai via the 10 hour bullet train I could no longer sustain myself on the snacks I brought along (plus I was out of most of them) so I purchased one of the meals. Of course there are no utensils other than chopsticks and needless to say, I’m inept in their use. I didn’t need to break them apart, as I used them to scoop and discovered that when really hungry the food tastes great!
Didn’t feel so good the next day….