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Travelling to be in the Hostel

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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

"Exactly two years ago I was in this hostel",

this is the statement I want want to make to myself and the staff when I get there soon.

It my 1st hostel experience and it remains to be the best hostel I have ever stayed in, well next to the hostels of Macau. I will be nostalgic, anyway its in Guandong Province, China.

I never thought I'd travel just to be in a hostel. But I have been to same hostel in other cities and its nice to see my little paper note still on the wall.

2. Posted by stevenwong (Full Member 28 posts) 7y

:) sounds fun, where was the hostel?

3. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

I am just so happy, its amazing how little has change in 2 years. I sent an email to all the people I met here two years ago. And I did wrote something on the guest book. Its in Guandong. I dont want to name it. I just want to share my feeling right now. This hostel is simply the best in the mainland.

Unfortunately somethings have changed, facebook is not accessible even with the proxy. And the restaurant that I had my meals with my friends at the hostel just gave an English menu, with no PRICE list. And the I am now vegetarian so I cant order. Everything has meat and it is too expensive for a vegetable dish. The waitress cant speak a word of English.

4. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Every time I go to Amsterdam I drink in the same bar. You are invited to write graffiti everywhere. My very 1st etch is still there after many years.

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 7y

Quoting BedouinLeo

Every time I go to Amsterdam I drink in the same bar. You are invited to write graffiti everywhere. My very 1st etch is still there after many years.

Hill Street Blues Bar? If it is then unfortunately it is not like it used to be. It's just a coffee shop now so no beer. I think they even painted over the graffiti, well they did paint over the graffiti on the outside anyway. It was the cheapest and one of the best bars/coffee shops in Amsterdam until the silly new laws came into place. I miss it whenever I go to Amsterdam.

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting BedouinLeo

Every time I go to Amsterdam I drink in the same bar. You are invited to write graffiti everywhere. My very 1st etch is still there after many years.

I thought this graffiti thing is bad, but eventually, I made my own marks. Sometimes you can read intelligent and poetic stuff in the shittiest hostels. And so I decided to make my own contributions.

Well, this hostel was great. Before I praised them on my 1st day... They seem to have been inspired to better. Chinese definition of better than before is sometimes a disaster. They hanged blinking Christmas lights of all colors in the terrace or that yard, which is my favorite spot.

They play Tori Amos and her spin offs all day and all night. It can be very stressful for someone who appreciates Tori Amos.

And they put this plastic yellow sign "wet floor/UNEVEN flooring in the entrance of the hostel. They nailed the plastic sign on the nice wooden path way.

Still its nice to be back.

7. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Quoting bwiiian

Quoting BedouinLeo

Every time I go to Amsterdam I drink in the same bar. You are invited to write graffiti everywhere. My very 1st etch is still there after many years.

Hill Street Blues Bar? If it is then unfortunately it is not like it used to be. It's just a coffee shop now so no beer. I think they even painted over the graffiti, well they did paint over the graffiti on the outside anyway. It was the cheapest and one of the best bars/coffee shops in Amsterdam until the silly new laws came into place. I miss it whenever I go to Amsterdam.

Well the Graffiti was still there a few weeks ago outside and inside the bar. Yes I know they lost their alky licence but that doesnt matter. A soft drink or coffee is nice in there after brekky at the Hostel along with a game of pool before moving across to the Greenhouse Effect. My etchings were still there in June.

8. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

It was worth it. But staff all need to get in some Personality training course for being too snobby and rude(probably language proficency issue), and if I am the instructor, I'll give them hell.

I'm revisiting another hostel I've stayed in the past. And unlike that year, I was a magnet of interesting and beautiful people. Where all the nice people in the world? Does it ever happen to you? Like absoultely no one worth talking to, unless you just want to get drunk....