We took many photos of the place (as we're tourists like that) including photos of the very unflattering swimming caps that are mandatory here and the amusing (to us anyway) English signs (my favourite being the 'Men Stop' one, tee-hee. This was at the entrance to the ladies changing room, however there was no 'woman stop' sign for the men's room?). One photo I neglected to take was that of the ashtray in the gym, complete with recently stubbed out ciggie. Only in China hey. Oh, you can't tell from the photos but the no smoking sign shown below was placed, of course, above a table that featured a large, ready-to-use ashtray.
So, here is our day (or some of it) in pictures, starting with a massive, tasty breakfast, before we began cycling over to the hotel.
Now, if you've tuned in or found yourself here because you were actually after some RUNNING news/info, then fear not! I'm back! Yes, I finally went for a run this morning (well, it's been a whole week, and I was getting itchy feet, plus my legs have been feeling fine) as I couldn't resist: perfect morning for it: slightly cloudy and wasn't too hot yet, and yay for all the active recovery, as my legs feel great. It was an 11kms easy paced/recovery run, and although I felt a little bit slower than my usual pace, hopefully this is just temporary and I'll be back into it (properly) next week. Just over 3 weeks to go! Can't wait. Just a bit excited for the Gold Coast half marathon (plus seeing some of my favourite people in the world, albeit too briefly and just for a day or so, but hey).
What are you looking forward to/excited about that's coming up?
Do you like to hang out in spas/saunas too?
Have you been to the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia? Or anywhere else in Oz?