Today I have to offer a shout-out to Xishu Garden Inn. It’s where I am staying and they helped me through a rough patch in my life. I woke up at around 6am today in Chengdu, China due to jetlag once again but it was different. My stomach was on a warpath. It demanded dumplings and it would not be ignored. Outside my window I saw salvation.
There was fresh dumplings being built a stones throw from my window. I headed down to the lobby and was blocked however. My hotel locks up until 7:30 and you must text someone to open the door. I had no phone so I used a phone at the counter and within a few minutes Cindy showed up to unlock the door.
Bless her heart even though she didn’t understand the need for a selfie. She saw my pain and offered to walk with me to get dumplings in case I died along the way, which was possible. She ordered for me because my usual method of pointing and grunting wouldn’t work this time.
I was ready to have the dumplings inside me, and Xishu Garden Inn helped that with a translator/safety escort. I mean see for yourself, it was chaos on that street.
But in all seriousness this hotel is great. They have cool panda sculptures everywhere and a great bar on the roof. Plus they speak great English and go the extra mile to help you. I feel my life has approached normalcy once again and will not require another early morning post to vent with. Thanks to all of you for listening.