The flight from Vancouver clocked in at 13 hours and 37 minutes, gate to gate. Add to that the flight from Calgary and a couple of hours layover in Vancouver. Long trip. Confused inner clock.
So I booked a decent hotel in a neighborhood location, not on a hot spot like TST or Central.
The first night is crucial for me when I travel, I need a good bed, nice pillows and a hot shower.
This hotel delivered. Located in Sheun Wan, west of Central, in the middle of a residential area.
Despite a good bed, I was up by 4am, CNN was boring, so I decided to go for a walk and find a breakfast spot that's open. Not a Starbucks.
Less than 3 minutes I did find a Dim Sum place that was open and full with patrons. No english menu, fairly authentic, including a shirtless server. Perfect place....
The lack of communication was overcome by showing me all the available dumplings, I pointed at the two most appetizing ones and a cup of rice. Pot of tea, no coffee, I was set. No idea what was in the dumplings, but for me, that's half the excitement.
A great start for this trip to China.