Sunday, July 12, 2009

FuZhou (Fujian China)

Few hours before checking out.... the rain and the wind start to calm down.. Managed to take some photo of the hotel front view ^_^

Quanzhou Hotel


I just love the building's design.. ;-p
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World Trade Hotel.. where we stayed.. You want to know more of my previous post, just search under 'Post Label' on my side bar.
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Quanzhou Hotel


It's still windy.. when we are about to start our journey.
Quanzhou Hotel

Let me tell you something about going for tour on your own in Fujian. We hire a driver (Who claim will bring us where ever you want to go and if you don't have any idea where to go.. they will drive you there.)

The payment for car rental a day will be RMB400 (About RM200++ our money).. and the 'great' part is, where you have to pay for the hotel and food for the driver... T_T... ow...ow... and you have to pay for the entrance of places yo visit if have... ow.. another 1... you have to pay the toll and the fuel too!!! T_T... so heartache!!!

But after all the places we visit my FIL calculated.. it happens that this way is much more cheaper than taking a tour... and you can't simply stop anyway you want if follow tour (Which I saw some.. by buses and the passengers looks awful.. too packed!!

But I am not sure if taking package from our own country travel agent. I think it might worth.. they will bring you to most famous and interesting places maybe.. Jeez I don't know.. We did not take tour package at 1st, because we come here for a relatives wedding.. that's why.

When the driver comes.. ow wait!! 2 of them?????? Auch... means we have to pay extra 1 person... urghhhh.... But cannot reject.. Why??? Because the driver and the 'tour guide' was a relative of my FIL.. Oh greattt (>_<).. Closed relatives some more... *Sigh*...

Now we are heading to another district called FUZHOU. Takes about 4 hours drive.. *Remember I told you about how Fujian people loves smoking (As a traditions).. During our journey.. the 2 guys (The driver and the wanna be 'tour guide') wanted to smoke.. What happen was.. they smoke inside a car while driving.. with aircond... and they open only a lil bit (Like 1cm) of the window screen for them to throw the cigarette ash..

CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW OUR SITUATION AT THE BACK???!!!!!!! I feels like strangle them at that moment...

Luckily I am still normal and I just open the window screen as wide as it can.. I don't care if the aircond is on.. They should understand!!! The driver look at me 1 kind... What the heck!! I don't care!!!! Want to say anything???? Go on... I will not understand a single word you will say... ;-p


After a long terrible journey.. at last we reach our destination. Crossing railway station..

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We direct to our hotel for that day.. 'FuZhou Haisang Mingzhu Hotel'.. Fuhh.. what a long name..
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1st impression on the hotel.. wow.. great.. like castle ^_^
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With river view.. unfortunately it was still cloudy and not that clear view.. T_T
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The door.. auto spin.. almost stuck inside ;-p
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The lobby area..
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By looking at the interior.. Ohh... We might have a very nice room to sleep tonight.. ^_^
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The hotel stuff ask us to go to next building... huh??? Why?? But we just follow..
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I saw the word 'coffee' on the entrance.. Are they asking us to have coffee 1st???
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But I am wrong.. our hotel is here... jeez.... No lift!!!! and we are at 3rd floor.. >:-(
Room was soo old and smelly!!!!!! For heaven sake!!!! Luckly I bring own blanket.. I don't want to use theirs.. Seems we will only stay for a nite, so I just take it..

Hotel Review..
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As usuall my boy will do his part..


With the river view.. but cloudy.. T_T
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What inside the closet?? ;-p


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After setting down, we have some noodles and going out to visit any interesting places here in Fuzhou.
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Our wanna be 'tour guide' seems don't know anything about this place (GREAT!!) and he call his friend who staying there.. and now.. we have 2 person tour guide and a driver.. How to fit in the small car???????????

Well they got to find a solution... and they did!!!














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GREATTTTTTTTT................. T_T (3 person at the front.. jezz... Coz it's 4 of us at the back.. otherwise some1 have to become superman on top of the car... >:-x)


The guy bring us to this place.. Yeahhh something like history place .. where else can we go with a weather like this...
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And the silicon man!!! But it's interesting to see even tho' it's a lil bit creepy.. ;-p
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Looks real huh?..


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"Ok guys...lets discuss... which area we want to attack.. Wuahahahahhaha..."


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End of the tour (Thank God ;-p)


Time for dinner... Now we have to pay for another extra person.. T_T..
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This rice delicious!! I can just eat the rice only.. Got mix with vege.. and some other ingredients.. Love it..


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Duck.. I don't eat duck.. ;-p


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Every time we order fish.. this fish will be served.. flat type of fish.. what fish is that?? Tulang je yg byk..


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After dinner.. back to hotel.. Before sleeping have a bite on this bread.. ^_^
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Like it.. sweet and salty...

Ok end of this day tour.. tomorrow will checked out..

Note:I think visiting Fuzhou is just a waste of time for me (ON THIS RUSHING TRIP).. I can have a better tour may be visiting the 'Hakka house'.. But my in law say, the uncle (Tour guide) know better where to go... *Sigh*sigh*sigh*

6 comments:

agister said...

how do you do?

MommyBard said...

wah2... syioknya... rupernyer best gak jalan kat cina ek... tu duk 5 star hotel ke CJ?

Cindy Khor said...

oh dear, it seems like they have plan this whole gang thing together from the start, and you have to pay for 3 person's bill...

my bf would have gone nuts if this happen...

Cath J said...

Agister: Fine(?) Thank u..

Mommybard: Ohhh tak de... 3 star je yg kat Fuzhou ni..

CindyKhor: What to do my in law trust them soo much..I for sure they all will kena if my hubby and his bro around....

Mummy Gwen said...

Wah..1st time I hear this la. Need to pay for the driver's expenses on top of the car rental fees. If your in-law says it's cheaper than OK lah. Maybe next time must have Hubby to tag along huh.

reanaclaire said...

hi Cath J... the way u described yr trip is hilarious and interesting.. :) i like the bread though... the hotel looks impressive too but dint know there is another block behind... next time we must be careful too... dont judge by its cover..haha...