Day 02 (part 2)
23.03.2009 - 23.03.2009
I reached the hotel just in time to see David. Haven't seen him before but then it's not that difficult to guess. Basically from that moment onwards till the end of the day I have been on the receiving end of his generosity. I got onto his motorbike and went for lunch. It's pretty much like the economic mixed rice sold by the Chinese in Malaysia, except that it's not economic.
That's lunch for the two of us. Costs a whopping USD10!! Taste very good though.
Some of the workers at the food stall are RVs, so we spoke a bit. There is this one boy who always expects tips. After paying the bill he will continue to hang around and hinting for tips. David had already mentioned to him that if others want to tip, they will tip. No one ASKS for a tip. But anyway after David paid for the meal he still stood around there waiting for the tips.... that never come.
After lunch David took me for a tour around the West Lake, and saw a few couples taking bridal pictures there. We saw at least three pairs. On a Monday afternoon. Must be a popular spot.
The building is not flooded! It's part of a hotel built on the West Lake.
Many ladies selling flowers near the lake.
David had something to attend to, so he brought me back to the hotel and bid goodbye around 1 p.m. I went back to the room for a siesta and then started my Old Quarter walk at around 2:30 p.m.