Friday, May 30, 2014
Like I’ve said in one of my previous post, I was really hoping to try any exotic Chinese cuisines, like, the turtles, snakes, frogs, etc. Sadly, our one week stay never allowed us to have any unless, if paid using our own pocket money, we could have tried, but thinking it will be expensive made us backed off. Nevertheless, trying their local foods that are a little different in terms of taste, appearance and the method of cooking compare to Filipino cuisine, was a one worth of experience.
I already shared the first meal we had in Nanjing. In this post were the food served at Phoenix Hotel.
The breakfast at the hotel is served starting 7AM, but since we have to leave the hotel at 7AM to catch the company bus going to Jiangning District, Nanjing, we asked the hotel to open the breakfast area for use by 6AM and have whatever is available.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Per info from other colleagues who have been in Nanjing for training also, the training venue is about 1 hour ride by bus from the hotel we lived in. That means we don’t have time to explore the city and we do not know yet if there will be a day tour allocated for us before heading back home.
Might as well make use of our free hours and see the Confucius Temple at Fuzimiao, with Sir Nards as our guide, because it was his second time in Nanjing. Our plan was to take the subway from Xinmifanmalu to Sanshanjie station, then by foot going to the temple.
Following the downloaded map, we took another walk of the day to the nearby Nanjing Metro Subway Station the Xinmofanmalu, which was about 20 to 30 minute medium to fast paces from the hotel.
Luckily, the ticket counter at the subway station has an English translation. A little click here and there viola, we already have our tickets in the form of plastic coins.
The printed English translations within the Metro subway made it a tourist friendly transport option.
Monday, May 5, 2014
After a long 4hours+ following the national highway from Shanghai, we arrived at the Nanjing, Jiangsu at 1:30PM. The guide brought us to the hotel to check-in, left our things and went out to take our lunch. A super late lunch at a local restaurant about 10 minutes walk from the hotel.
|The boys walking ahead of us, they sure were very hungry.|
|The Local Restuarant. I do not how to read the characters.|