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Actually paid to sleep somewhere that turned out to be less compfy, private or clean than the bench in the park outside? Tell us all about it.

Or perhaps you'd like to boast about getting upgraded to a sea-view suite next door to Stevie Wonder, like my colleague keeps doing? Over and over...

(, Thu 27 Nov 2014, 9:36)
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its a trap
Part 1: www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/2nyd64/rumor_potential_4chan_episode_vii_leak_possible/

Spoiler Man, the same individual that "leaked" an abundance of information on November 30th, has returned and answered more questions. His trip code is the same so there's no denying that this person has the same identity as the one who posted two nights ago. Again, it's all plausible if not likely. I've gathered up the new information for you guys below. Read on at your own risk.

•The premise of the film is that the Force has become stronger and more potent. There is a great tremor in the Force early in the film; those familiar with the Force feel as if its fundamental nature has somehow changed, while previously oblivious Force-sensitive individuals suddenly realize that they have a gift. This creates a great dichotomy of where to go, because neither Luke nor the antagonists are ready for this new liberation of awareness.

•Following the repression of the Empire and the Jedi purge, the Force is finally manifesting itself in more people who have the capacity to use it. In this context, it appears as if the Force wants to be used.

John Boyega, Luke Skywalker, and Daisy Ridley

•Boyega is, for all intents and purposes, the “new Luke Skywalker” (with a touch of Han Solo thrown in). He realizes he’s Force-sensitive when he feels the aforementioned tremor.

•Boyega is an orphan.

•Boyega, Daisy, and Adam Driver are all weak in terms of the Force throughout the film.

•Luke has trained seven Jedi since Endor, two of whom surface in the third act. It is unknown whether Lupita Nyong’o’s character is included in this distinction.

•In terms of character nature, Luke is like Yoda’s successor.

•No mention is made of Luke having a child.

•Palpatine is referenced a couple of times, particularly regarding his role and the decisions he made during Luke’s temptation and resistance in Return of the Jedi.

•Luke went into seclusion following an event post-Endor that has caused him to become hesitant when using his power to its full extent. He’s not really hiding, but rather hoping to keep attention off of his activities.

•People think Luke is a bit of a kook given his 20 year absence, but he is said to have a purpose and plan behind his decisions. He’s a bit of an urban legend by the time the film starts.

•Luke has come to the conclusion that the Jedi are not meant to be an open, quasi-police force like they were in the prequels. He has a close connection to the living Force, and he believes balance must be maintained through a lack of interference in the mundane conflicts of the galaxy. Luke’s contention is that the Jedi, while still needing to promote peace, order, and harmony, cannot actively become servants for any government – including the Republic. Past events and the demise of the old order are said to have taught him that.

•He is also said to be in contact with Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon in addition to Yoda.

•Luke does not die, turn evil, or go crazy.

•Daisy Ridley’s character, "Kira", has been raised incognito to both keep her safe from Inquisitors and from traitors within the Republic.

•Kira's ball droid is not related to R2D2, and its existence was apparently requisitioned by Disney.

•She inherits Luke’s original blue lightsaber in the first act of the film.

•Luke’s lightsaber is said to be one of the things that sets the entire film into motion.

Han, Leia, Oscar Isaac, and Domhnall Gleeson

•Leia has been the Republic leader for some 30 years.

•Han and Leia are married.

•Han does not die in the film. With that being said, his death is apparently being planned for Episode VIII. I would remind you all, however, that his death was also planned for Episode VI.

•The Falcon has been retrofitted by Solo and it is implied that he has had a couple of adventures these past 30 odd years, with and without Leia.

•The X-Wings in the trailer are on Yavin.

•There are Blue, Red, and Gold fighter squadrons in the film.

•Oscar Isaac’s character, "Darklighter", is stationed on Yavin. He is the leader of Blue Squadron.

•Han calls Isaac’s character “kid”, much to his annoyance.

•Domhnall Gleeson’s character is an Imperial officer who defects to the Republic. He is described as a “wingman” that joins the core cadre of good guys.

Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow, and Boba Fett

•Adam Driver’s character is the leader of Red Squadron. He is a hot shot fighter axe with dreams of grandeur, and has an ominous fascination with power and the Sith. He collects items relating to their order and has a close relationship with a past character who may or may not have fallen to the Dark Side.

•The hilt on the lightsaber he builds (the one from the trailer) is said to not function as a crossguard.

•Driver is largely untrained in the Force as of Episode VII.

•Andy Serkis’ species is one we have never seen before.

•Serkis’ machinations and outlook are very different from Palpatine’s. He believes the Rule of Two is a foolish edict and considers Palpatine as having made a couple of mistakes.

•We will learn who trained Serkis in the third act.

•Serkis is described as “legit”, and a “worthy foe to [Luke]”.

•Max Von Sydow’s character is not Boba Fett, Darth Maul, or Mace Windu.

•While Sydow’s identity is a surprise, it’s not necessarily earth-shattering. It’s the sort of thing that hardcore fans would be excited about, but overly casual fans likely won’t realize the significance of. Sydow’s identity does have meaning, but you need to know the context.

•Boba Fett does appear, albeit very briefly.

The Expanded Universe

•While the EU is disregarded whenever it interferes with the story trying to be told, apparently a few elements from the Del Rey / Bantam books have become legitimate. For example, Boba Fett’s short story in Tales from Jabba’s Palace is assumed to be how he escaped.

•No EU characters are used.

•Darth Revan is not in the film, and the mask that Adam Driver’s character wears did not belong to him.


•The Scandanavian esque planet is called Sullarn (as of the film's second draft), and it exists mostly in the film’s third act.

•The planets visited in the film are Tatooine, Yavin, Coruscant, Sullarn, and a final fifth planet from the third act.

•Tatooine is only seen in the first act (the Cantina and Garindan make appearances) and Coruscant is seen very briefly. Two parallel storylines converge on Sullarn, where the film’s climax takes place.

•Sullarn is said to be like Taiga at its best, and the arctic at its worst.

General Information

•There are many visual throwbacks to the prequel trilogy. A lot of conventional props, masks, and prosthetics will be used.

•There is no kissing in the movie, no blood, no Benedict Cumberbatch, no Watto, and no black antagonists.

•“I am your father” esque twists are trying to be saved/concocted for Episode VIII.

•Rebels will have connections to Episode VII, particularly regarding the Inquisitors. Disney has dictated the deep and thorough implementation of the Inquisitors into the Rebels storyline.

•Disney has apparently interfered in several matters regarding the film. That, coupled with "oversights", is causing Abrams great stress; Spoiler Man describes him as looking "10 years older every time we see him" and having no love lost for Disney at this point.

•There are three lightsaber battles in the film. Two of the three illustrate the vast skill gap between the combatants, and the third is “magnificent”, “heavy hitting”, and “original-trilogy styled”.

•The Empire is said to become more of a secondary foe as the new trilogy progresses.

•The film is apparently on par (quality wise) with Episode IV. "I'd say its as good as A New Hope", Spoiler Man says when asked which film it measures up to.

•Spoiler Man claims to have seen the script and some raw footage/dailies. He has great respect for Kasdan.

•He contends that everything he says will be “95% correct”, but also that Disney and Lucasfilm are actively leaking fake information to spin things different ways and throw people off. In February, the influx of information both true and false will result in apparent contradictions.

•Ali Arikan is said to be one of the mouthpieces for the fake spins.

•Spoiler Man’s last message is that we “don’t fall to the spin machine”.

Part 3: np.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/2o6rse/rumor_potential_4chan_episode_vii_leak_part_3/

Make of this what you will. Also bear in mind that Spoiler Man's contention that the trailer will release on May 1st has, as of December 2nd, been proven true. See the context links below for more info.

The source (part 1): archive.4plebs.org/tv/thread/51051918

The source (part 2): archive.4plebs.org/tv/thread/5111798

The leaked concept art: imgur.com/a/uRMnN

The teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE

Trailer release date confirmation: www.slashfilm.com/second-star-wars-force-awakens-trailer/

Principle cast and crew: cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/star-wars-epiosde-7-cast-image.jpg
(, Thu 4 Dec 2014, 16:55, 8 replies)
Enter plot from Carry On Abroad
(, Thu 4 Dec 2014, 16:20, 3 replies)
We'd travelled by coach for several hours, planning to visit Bojnice castle (look it up, tis nice) before carrying on to the airport the next day and flying home.
We stopped in the three star hotel magura located not two miles from the castle, and a reasonable distance from the train station for the remaining journey we planned to take the next day.

It was 32C, unreasonably humid and due to the lack of air conditioning on the coach we really just wanted to stow our luggage and do the touristy thing.

We entered the hotel, an old building with a large oak reception desk and cubby holes filled with keys, the atmosphere and location made me think of the film Hostel, because it was shit.

Slovakia is a beatiful country that seems to struggle to escape its communist history, the tannoys that were previously used for propaganda still litter the country, but are now used to announce major events such as elections, and in the smaller villages, minor events such as weddings and funerals. The hotel itself had a large courtyard surrounded by these things and I joked that it was probably a re-education centre. My wife nodded with a serious look on her face, making me think I was probably a little closer to the mark than I would have liked.

The room itself was unnecessarily basic, a single eighties style sofa bed that folded out to become the most unstable double bed ever created, a table, an ashtray and a plug socket.

We didn't need to set the alarm, as it seemed that someone had set a 6am alarm call and they decided that rather than knock on the guests door, they'd get everyone up for breakfast by announcing it at full volume over the speakers that surrounded the place.

The shower had exposed electrical connections coming from the light fitting and we decided that showering with the little light that seeped through from the rest of the bathroom would be sufficient.

The lift in the building was also an interesting affair. It was small with barely enough room for luggage and one average sized human, the door was missing, so rather than take it out of service, they instead disabled the safety mechanism and allowed it to be used anyway. It really is quite an unnerving experience using a lift like that, but one I'd have recommended over the stairs.

Unfortunately, another hotel wasn't really a possibility, and the room despite being basic and a bit of a death trap was clean, so we endured a nights sleep there, reasoning to ourselves that no matter how bad it seemed at the time, it was still better than a budget Ibis.
(, Thu 4 Dec 2014, 14:43, 5 replies)
When I went to Las Vegas
The door spontaneously fell off the drinks cabinet the living quarters of the apartment we'd hired.
(, Thu 4 Dec 2014, 10:02, Reply)
The glamour of international work....
Many moons ago, well, 1999, I had just moved to Bangkok for work. All was going swimmingly (literally swimmingly in sweat!), when I was asked to go to Cambodia to help with the installation of some IT gear, all expenses paid etc. I would like to see Cambodia thinks I, so why not. I should have known better.....cue landing at Phnom Penh a few days later - not forgetting that was in the days before it became 'stylish'.

Straight out of the airport we go and straight in to a group of armed men who halted the taxi with the intent of thuggery. Oh bugger thinks I, there goes all the gear, but it turns out the guy who met us at the airport was some local big shots son, so they all back off after a few words but I still require an underwear change. Next stop the hotel. I was not expecting much, and I certainly did not get it. Shower or bath ..no. Bullet holes in walls and windows...check. Grenade shields on the windows, check. Toilet ...nope. Electric..kind of. A 15 watt naked light bulb. And a bed. From 1950. With blood stains (presumably from the previous victim(sorry - guest) getting shot). Either way, it was better than being outside with the gun gangs around where it was rumored kidnapping / ransoming was a frequent case. The rooms was secured by padlocks and actual 'door handles' were non existent. I could see the outside world through the bullet holes and the insects in that room were unreal. I still have no idea what some of them were. I slept on the tiled floor - as that was at least clean. All this for the princely price of 15 USD per night.

Apparently at that point in time this was pretty much the best place to stay for safety....I was so happy to be badly sick 2 days later and get flown out...only to find out that two weeks later the building where we had been working was leveled in an RPG attack. I guess they were not happy with their new IT gear.

That was the crappest, darkest place I have ever stayed in - but I am told it is much much better now.
(, Thu 4 Dec 2014, 8:15, 3 replies)
"Giving me head on an unmade bed"
Hotels in Chelsea take some beating.
(, Wed 3 Dec 2014, 22:26, 1 reply)
When working away
with a well known Welsh band boasting 2 channels instead of 1 we would regularly go to hotel rooms in mainland Europe and wonder if there was some kind of mistake. I have seen abandoned properties all over the world, and quite frankly many of these were in better condition. I remember one hotel in...... I want to say the Czech Republic....... that had simply curtains instead of doors, a cable running through the door (under the curtain) with a taped up electrical socket on it. Into this you could plug the light, OR the tv that didn't work, or something else if you dared. There was a single tap over the bath in which water that was slightly warmer than you'd expect to find from a cold tap came out. the bath itself was clearly old enough to have hit puberty, as it seemed to have more hair in it than me. The bed (singular) was merely a wooden board on the floor with a mattress ontop. now i come to think about it, i believe if we had flipped it over the wooden board would have provided better comfort. the singular elongated pillow ensured optimum discomfort. And the curtains. imagine our surprise in the morning when we thought it was still dark, opened them to find that actually it wasn't a window anymore, just a board. if this was the best they could do for a multi million record selling band then i hate to think what the rest of the people managed. Maybe they had to share a power socket.
(, Wed 3 Dec 2014, 21:31, 6 replies)
The Oasis Hotel
Harlow, land of my dreams.
After the wheels came off, I was temporarily housed in the Oasis Harlow.
First night there, about 2 in the morning

Having a fag outside when this chinese fella, wearing a smaller persons t shirt and a towel round his waste came stomping over to me and sshouted "you're one of them! I recognise you!"

Then he was off.
Next morning's chat, turns out the chinese fella had picked up a working girl and took her to the oasis.
He'd just got his clothes off when two geezers came in, slapped him about a bit and took off with his clothes and car keys.

Another night.
About 1 in the morning, I can hear some woman walking round knocking at people's doors, screaming "I need some fackin foil, I know you ave, gimme sam fackin foil.


Some shouted "use a fackin' spoon"

After a disturbingly long period of absolute quiet, she pipes up
"Spoon! I need a fackin spoon, I know you've got some.........."

For your amusement, go to tripadvisor and look up the reviews of the Oasis Harlow,
(, Wed 3 Dec 2014, 18:15, 7 replies)

All work and no play makes Master Bates start it by invading Czechoslovakia
(, Wed 3 Dec 2014, 18:09, Reply)
Apparently it's common in the Netherlands to find holiday bungalows on the edges of small towns,
just for no particular reason other than family get-togethers. Not near any particular tourist attractions or anything.

We used one for a conference. Now normally they have to be booked Monday-to-Monday. To use them for an odd 6 days over an off-season weekend, we actually had to book for 2 consecutive weeks, then negotiate down from there. Such is the way of things in a flat land below the sea.

So we turned up; they're lovely and modern, clean and well-equipped (overly done-so, such that they may even function as recuperative homes), and we settle in to a few evenings of dinners out, a bit of self-catering and a lot of beers.

Until we return to the park one Monday after business to find the cleaners have gone in early and turfed our stuff out; contents of the fridge dumped in the bin, clothes stuffed in the nearest case and left outside, and any other posessions left out in bin bags.

Now this was hugely aggravating, but a conceivable administrative error - at least nothing left out was stolen, or rained on. But on going to the site office to complain, we found the team of cleaners had done exactly the same thing to 24 consecutive bungalows, all the ones we were using, without once stopping to contact a superior to see if there was a mistake.

The sheer bloody-mindedness it takes to perform such a feat beggars belief.
(, Wed 3 Dec 2014, 17:52, Reply)
is it 'Happy I'll email your boss day'?
Taken some time but I think I did gotten all ur details.
(, Wed 3 Dec 2014, 14:06, 6 replies)
Drunks and junkies sprawled on the floor, shit smeared all over the walls, non-stop loud music, hookers turning tricks in the doorway
...it was a relief to get away from all that at home and stay in a nice clean hotel, really.
(, Wed 3 Dec 2014, 13:44, Reply)
I reported Baggenfock to CEOP

(, Tue 2 Dec 2014, 21:19, 5 replies)
I once cooked dinner for Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

(, Tue 2 Dec 2014, 20:46, Reply)
I have a colleague who used to work in the management of a motel chain in the US
Their biggest expense in the business, bigger even than salaries, was specialist cleaning of rooms after they'd been used as meth labs.

I was akshally quite impressed.
(, Tue 2 Dec 2014, 20:28, 2 replies)
Hollywood Tower Hotel
Lifts are MENTAL
(, Tue 2 Dec 2014, 17:50, Reply)
Rather worried after reading about this place. 'father & son cabin' sounds like code for 'noncing suite'

star wars
(, Tue 2 Dec 2014, 12:21, 5 replies)
Cheap wallpaper.

(, Tue 2 Dec 2014, 11:44, Reply)
Stayed in a smoking room in a cheap motel the other night
There was blood stains on the sheets, fresh, not dried still soggy spunk on the carpet found this by standing in it, barefoot and to top it off the microwave never rotated, causing a bag of tasty popcorn to catch fucking fire.

The towels were almost see thru and thread bare too.

Also they only had decaf. FUCKIN DECAF?

So I stole the ashtrays, in way of compensation. Nice big glass ones too.
(, Tue 2 Dec 2014, 8:10, 2 replies)
Spain lol
We get key to hotel room. Trundle upstairs with bags. Arrive at room. Scratch heads. Return to reception.
"There is problem?"
"Yes. There is no door"
"There is no door to the room"
"I don't understand"

first post since 2007. What do I win?
(, Tue 2 Dec 2014, 6:19, 14 replies)
Not so much terrible
just odd.

I worked in China a few years back and was given the use of a large serviced apartment to use.

One day after working a long night shift, I was woken about 10am by knocking on the door. Thinking it was one of the flat mates - i left it knowing they had a key, they knew i was asleep - more fool them if they forgot their key. etc.

an hour or so passes by and more knocking. At this point it had gone past convenient for me to do so as I was now sporting a heavy dick, and in the hot weather i wasnt wearing any clothes.

an hour passes and the knocking was back - quickly followed by what sounded like the door opening.

The next thing i knew there were chinese officers of some sort - government officials? Followed by the local security, then the police, then the fire brigade, with an axe, and one carrying a hose of sorts.....

and me... naked.

No one can speak English.... I cant speak chinese. It felt like some sort of weird dream.

As quickly as they all arrived a woman with a clipboard and a man in overalls with a small toolbox arrived. and all the other men (about 10 by this stage - total overkill - left) She spoke english - barely.

"you not hear us knock on door!?" she angrily explained.

I knew she wouldnt grasp my explanation about night shifts, so simply shrugged... and in typical westerner expat style went back to bed - to let it all sort itself out...

an hour or so later the chinese maintenance man came into my bedroom whilst i was asleep and said alot of things in angry chinese again, and left.

The Musical washing machine (yes musical - they love that shit - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDMEF-aTzh8) had overflowed and leaked downstairs.
(, Tue 2 Dec 2014, 0:59, 2 replies)
when my brother and his mate were about 23, they went on a 2 week trip to various bits of california
there was one place which was so expensive that they could only afford the cheapest motel (i think it might have been in santa barbara). it was tiny. they had to share a bed. there was no air con. goods trains screeched past the window from about 4am. and 2 gangling hairy bald mancunian lads on the beer make quite a lot of sweat and other stenches.

they named it "the skankpit".

in the morning, my brother woke up and let rip with a giant beer fart, or "the offender" as it subsequently came to be known between them. his friend, awoken by the noise, sat up and opened his mouth to comment. just as the fan caught up the fetid arse heavy air and chucked it right back in his open mouth. the retching verdict? "it offends."

as an aside, my brother was telling my friend and her brother about the skankpit a few months later, and her brother looked really shocked.

"they actually called the hotel that???" he said. oh dear.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2014, 21:08, 4 replies)
I used to travel to a place near Houston, Texas quite regularly, and stayed in the same hotel every time, a Hilton Garden Inn. Only one time I couldn't get in there, so I was booked into a different hotel, the 'La Quinta', right next to the highway.

The receptionist was wearing a hard hat and didn't look at me once during check in: he kept his eyes glued to a screen, but I couldn't see what it was showing. There were women who were very obviously hookers hanging around in the lobby. Breakfast was from vending machines. The bedroom itself wasn't too bad, but it was noisy, and there were suspicious stains everywhere.

But the thing that made it really memorable was when I was woken in the middle of the night by a lot of loud noises. Looking out of the window I saw a police helicopter hovering overhead, shining a very brght light into the hotel car park, while a voice over a loud hailer said something indecipherable. Would have loved to know what was going on, but in the morning the hard-hatted receptionist just told me that it was normal.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2014, 20:56, Reply)
This Hilton Express at SF airport...
No fridge, no bar.

And this notice outside saying "Warning, this facility contains chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm."

Too late for the birth defect but the first sign of cancer and I'll blame it on that night.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2014, 20:24, 2 replies)
A single, bare 15-watt bulb centered in a 12-foot high ceiling
gave sufficient illumination to see the sixty or so cockroaches sharing my room. (I extrapolate from the actual fifteen I counted in the basin.) Multiple smoke detectors with failing power chirped throughout the building.

The scuffle opposite my room woke me up for the cockroach cotillion. A thief, having lost his wallet in the room he broke into, returned to fetch it, but the hotel guest had since returned.

I don't know what kind of place it is that the police can arrive in five minutes after a fight starts.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2014, 19:18, 4 replies)
I went to stay in a hotel in Beijing with my (Chinese) girlfriend, just before the 2008 Olympics.
The reception staff said that foreigners weren't allowed to share hotel rooms with locals. Not just that hotel but every other one we tried. We eventually had to pay for a single room on top of our double to be able to stay somewhere.

Truly jaw-dropping.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2014, 19:13, Reply)
the owner of some B&B told me to fuck off when I rudely demanded vegetarian black pudding in my full english so I left him a shitty review on tripadvisor and needless to say I had the last laugh

(, Mon 1 Dec 2014, 18:53, 2 replies)
Normal for Manchester.
In an otherwise spotless bathroom in a rather nice hotel somewhere on the outskirts of Manchester, I relieved my bladder after a long journey. Glancing around as I shook off the drops, I spotted a dangerously brown coloured mass through the frosted glass of the shower cubicle. I dismissed the idea of it being a turd as completely outrageous; I was of course wrong.

All my attempts to explain the situation to staff were thwarted by my posture (doubled over), and the tears of laughter streaming down my face. I waved my key/ room number at them and pointed toward the stairs, and they duly investigated.

Having discovered the problem they apologised profusely and cleaned it all up, but given the dirty looks I received from staff for the rest of my stay I'm fairly certain that they reckoned I did it myself.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2014, 16:25, 2 replies)
Rhodes, The Belair
I stayed here recently. First holiday abroad with my girlfriend and figured it would be worth splashing out a bit of extra cash on a two week all inclusive in a 4 star hotel.

The only problem was - everything.

A Hotel offering all inclusive beer and food and snacks...free wi fi internet access as well as nightly entertainment.

Snack Bar - if you missed breakfast it wasn't a problem as the snack bar opened at 10:30am, only it didnt. On the first day when we missed breakfast (I was severely hungover so much so I was still drunk) I went to get a burger and chips from the snack bar that quite clearly had (AI) next to it. Only to be told that all inclusive snacks were only available when the hotel wasn't busy, or more precisely not during peak time.

All inlusive drinks - GREAT STUFF lager is available all day from 11am until well 11am the next day! But that was it as far as alcholic drinks were concerned. My girlfriend doesn't drink lager so we had to pay for any alcoholic drink she might have wanted until it turned 7pm and then local alcoholic drinks were made available.

Lunch and Evening meals - I was not allowed a pint of lager in a pint glass. Although if i ordered two halves a lager that was fine...there was no rose wine, there was however white and red which was so finely mixed right in front of us to create some hybrid that most certainly was not rose, it would have been better on chips.

Free internet - nope you had to buy cards from the recption area for about 10 Euros for an hour.

Entertainment - by far the worst part was that the so called entertainment that was supposed to be on every evening was only on 3 nights a week, and it was the same three acts the second week as it was the first week. Which were ALL shit. Some guy with a keyboard and CD player singing songs half of it in Greek and the other half in English was probably the worst and to top it off he really genuinely did have a look or a cross between Jimmy Saville (our lord and saviour) and Triple H (apparently). This meant that for the other 3 nights a week unless you wanted to sit completely on your own after the evening meal and drink shite lager on your own you HAD to go out and spend money.

Regardless of this, and regardless of the huge dent it made in my bank account we had a great time and met some great people and we didnt let it get us down. It was great fun informing all the new guests as they arived and went looking for a snack at 10:30 that they may as well be pissing in the wind.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2014, 15:33, 29 replies)
Communism v Capitalism
Once stayed in a State run hotel in Guiyin that had green mould growing up the walls along the corridors.
Finally got someone to admit that a guy was paid to mop the carpets. Seems that he'd been employed to mop the floors when they were lino, but they'd upgraded to carpets & as long as he turned up & did his job, they couldn't sack him.
Will never forget the smell in that place, but at least it didn't have frogs living in the squatter toilet like the one we'd just moved out of. My mate had a dose of the crab-apple-splatters & it was a noisy experience. There was a soundtrack like Derek & Clive's "Nurse", followed by a giggle & a not-too-bad impersonation of Miss Piggy saying "Hi Frog".
(, Mon 1 Dec 2014, 15:26, Reply)

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