I spent the rest of the afternoon press-checking more pages, and had a quick tour of the factory, which was amazing. There are 3000 staff, and they all live at the factory as well. I also saw an assembly line, of hundereds of little chinese woman putting together the different components of the books- but hand, they were gumming little bits paper into kids books. At about 3pm they get a break, and I walked thorugh and saw them all sleeping- at their tables, it looked like they suffered from narcolepsy.
After the afternoon at the SNP, I was driven back to my hotel at about 6pm, I relaxed in my room for a while, called Mark to say hi and read up on the hotel services. At lunch Kadijah recommended the spa and sauna at the hotel, and it looked great in the hotel guide. I headed down to level 3 to find it, and the girl down there could not speak a word of English, and she managed to work out that I was at the wrong place and I should be on Level 7, she took me up there. At level 7 there was another receptionist, who also could not speak a word of English, but a nice young man showed me to a room, with a bed, TV, and a glass walled shower. He took my shoes of and left me sitting on the couch. A few minutes later a lady appeared and tried to work out what I was after, I kept saying Sauna, Sauna, sauna. She called reception to translate. Reception explained that I was in for some ‘special service’, and that RMB189 would be charged to my room, I said no- no ‘special service’ I want to go back to my room, to which he replies, in room special service is RMB300. I politely declined. He spoke to the madam again, and she disappeared for a moment, and then re-appeared with three lovely ladies in long white gowns, with really cute diamantes all over them who reminded me of the fem-bots from Austin Powers. I tried to not freak out and asked for my shoes back, and explained that I think I should be at level 3- by pointing frantically to the brochure. They then worked out the confusion and sent me back to the lift and escorted me to level 3.