Stayed at the Halfway Guest House (great) and hiked to Tina's after a morning on the High Trail. Spent two weeks traveling in China quickly discovered that "western standards" for customer service and friendliness are almost entirely non-existent.
Unfortunately, Tina's is no different. When I arrived, I sat down, ordered something to eat and drink with the rest of the crowd and bought one of Tina's bus tickets back to Lijang for 55RMB.
Frankly, she'll (presuming the middle-aged woman behind the counter is Tina) almost made me feel like I had to apologize to her for taking my money.....crazy. One can think there must be some kind of prohibition against smiling at guests or doing anything more than grunting.
Thankfully, Oh so thankfully, I didn't have to stay at this place for the night. Somebody needs to bust her bus/van monopoly and start another service to Lijang and Shangrila.
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