After taking the train back to HK, got changed and showered after our 45min ride from China.
We head out to meet up with our friends, the pageant girls as this would be their last night in town before they head out to Hai Nan. An island off Hong Kong, filled with parties, events, foreigners and very much like Ibiza, but the Chinese version.
We took the MTR (subway) to the last stop west on the map. Thinking it would be a 10-15minute walk. We walked, and walked…for at least 30mins, and the tunnel finally came to a crossroad. Go straight or turn. We decided to turn and ask for the hotel.
Now, the hotel is called. “L’hotel” Which in French is pronounced. “Lotel” We were talking about the Chinese pronunciation of the name while walking in the tunnel, and put the accents to the test and walked up to the mall customer service booth.
Tony: “we’re looking for L’hotel”
Tony: “yes. L’hotel”
Lady had a puzzled look. Where is that?
Tony and I: “LOL. We’re asking you”
Tony takes a moment and tries in a more Chinese sounding accent. “El Hotel.”
Rep: ” El hotel?”
Tony: “Yes.” he changes his accent even more. “Elo-ho-tel”
Rep: “ahh…it’s 25mins walking”
We head out and laugh it off, and figured it’d be too late if we walked. So we wave a taxi down.
Tony: “L’hotel please”
Tony: “yes. ‘L’ HOTEL”
Driver: “where is that”
Tony starts changing his accents. “yes, el-hotel. Elow-hotel”
Driver: “ohhh ok ok”
The driver merges and calls a friend. “Hi, Elow hotel…where is that?”
Finally we were on track, Tony and i were dying of laughter…and everyone else we’ve told the story too.
We made it and we see the hotel!
We knocked on the girls doors, and said we were room service…it was a nice surprise for them.
The girls always have a blast with us around, and we seem to be a huge boost for their morale in this foreign place where they have no one but themselves and us for support. Of course families overseas and friends…but it’s just not the same when you’re not there in person.
Bags, outfits, shoes, packing and more packing…and one of the girls showed up with wig. I put that on and walked into one of the rooms where they didn’t know about me being there or the wig. Plenty of laughs and giggles. Stay tuned for the video part of this.
We called it ‘a night’ and head back home around 2am, and the girls had to be up and ready for make up before their early morning flight.