February 22, 2004
The walls are thin, and we could hear someone else’s phone conversation. The beds are typically hard or very firm. The air-conditioning was turned off because they thought it was cold. But we thought that they were trying to keep their expenses low. A man at the hotel showed us to the room and provided us with a couple of bananas, some candy, and chilled bottled water. There are sliding panels for privacy and to block out the light, but these were on the verge of falling apart. The room was clean, with fluorescent overhead lights uncovered.
The hotel was conveniently and centrally located next to the train station. So if you get lost, just get in a taxi and show them the card, or just tell them to take you to the train station. The room was just so-so, but the staff is really nice and helpful.
From journal TXG