If you’ve read the previous blog posts, you know the major part of night one for Team RKRs was bus travel. Arriving in Shanghai at 6:00 p.m. on the 15th we made it to the hotel about 7:00 a.m. on the 16th.Passports scanned at the front desk, we checked in and everyone headed to their rooms.
The hotel facility, rooms and showers are nice although signs on the sinks say, “Not suitable for drinking” (important activity identified: find bottled water). They’re also air-conditioned—a good thing (as the hallways, elevator and lobby are not).
Note to Team RKRS Alum: The Greek Team, Austrian Team and Hector Darmstadt Team are at staying at this hotel. They send their greetings!
Naps and showers taken, the next thing on the agenda–food. Breakfast is included at the hotel. It’s a mixture of East and West offerings which include a wide variety of food including sausages, tomatoes, conjee, noodles, pickles and tea eggs. After enjoying breakfast, we took a small break and then met in the lobby at 11:00 a.m.
It’s raining in Hefei. And, apparently it will be raining the entire time we’re here. Out to locate noodle shops and restaurants and local grocery store, the team discovered 24-pack of water can be purchased right outside the hotel door. Finding umbrellas, a particular favorite is now Mr. Jump’s, (grayish-pink with pink hearts all over it).
Ms. Lee and Mr. Jump went to scope the venue. It’s a full city block to the first intersection and then a block over to get into the venue–so close! A really easy walk, (although a soaking walk).
Most of the team met at 6:00 p.m., ate dinner (the pictures in the previous post), discussed plans for navigating the to’s an from’s in the rain and then went to bed.
Tomorrow we meet for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and then head to the RoboCup – Hefei venue to for set up!