After 28 hours of travel, I arrived at my hotel on Saturday night just after midnight local time. This is my first trip to central China, and I’m really excited about experiencing the cultural differences here.
Unusual for Google, the street map and satellite views don’t line-up here; the satellite view is right. The Lake View Garden Hotel is the red building to the west of the park on the south edge of Swan Lake (seriously!). It’s a nice hotel. The grounds are very well maintained, with lots of beautiful garden areas. The room is well worn, but fine, and it has a great view of the lake and city in the distance.
I’m going to get cleaned-up and head out to see what I can find. I’ll grab some lunch and wander around for the afternoon. I’ll meet my colleague for dinner, then start our meetings in the morning.