Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rotating restaurant

I always thought rotating restaurants were just a place that rich people ate at in movies from the 80's. I'd never actually been in one and didn't really care.

In the hotel of stage 4 of the Tour of Hainan, we were told that the restaurant was on the 25th floor and I didn't think anything of it. We had been in hotels before where the restaurant was on the upper floors.

When I walked in, I thought it was a bit of a strange set up with all the tables and chairs in a circular strip am the food around the edges. I was also surprised at how far I had to walk so far to get to the food. I sat down as ate a plate of food.

As I got up to get anther plate, the food seemed closer than before. I just shrugged it off. As I finished that plate, I looked up for the dessert bar. It was right next to me.

I asked the others if they too were freaking out and they pointed out that it is a rotating restaurant. It was very difficult to tell but the inside strip of tables and chairs rotated ever so slowly at about 1m every minute.

It didn't bother me when I didn't know but after being told, I could help but look at it. And it made me feel queazy, like I was sitting on a bad show ride. This would be great if I was spinning upside down on a ride at a theme park but I was trying to eat!

Halfway through dessert, I felt sick and had to leave. By this time, the exit was on the other side so I had to walk all the way around. Rotating restaurants are a bad idea. It would be like a bed that shakes randomly; you can't use it for want it's made for!

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