Monthly Archive for May, 2012

The booking procedure

Comparing hotels and their locations, features, prices, there was especially one feature that was the selling point for our accommodation in Pingyao – the wall decoration: “All rooms are clean, spacious, bright, and they also have fauteuils, square tables, celebrity pictures and include a xiulou.” To be honest, I sleep so much better when celebrities are around me … btw, does anybody know what a xiulou is? The German-Chinese dictionary is surely no help: “Für den Begriff ‘xiulou’ findet sich im Wörterbuch keine Entsprechung” but then again, I like surprises.

P.S.: …and I do like my tables square!!