In a dodgy part of town in northern China.
A memorable trip to Shenyang (China) shortly after I first started working. I scrimped and saved so I could afford to travel. I was on a shoestring budget. To keep costs down, I accepted a friend's offer of accommodation but a few hours before my arrival, his mother fell ill and he had to rush back to his village to attend to her. -_-
a 3-wheel taxi
Arriving in a new place with no room reservation was a bad idea. I didn't know anyone and after some asking around, found a room no one else wanted at a price determined by how desperate I looked when I knocked on the door of the no-star hotel. lol
And I needed to make instant decision because the only room available was in a dodgy part of town. -_-
A palace to house the Imperial concubines
Fortunately, Shenyang's popular places of interest "compensated" me for the lousy room I paid for. I had a fantastic time learning about the ancient history of China.
I particularly love touring the Ancient Palace of Shenyang. But not impressed with the palace that housed hundreds of concubines for the Emperor and .....
public toilets which one could smell a hundred metres away. eewwww....
With not much money to spend, I could only stay in a cheap hotel and eat dodgy food....sigh