Date
23 August 2017
Live hairy crabs swim in a bathtub in the Russian hotel room of a Chinese guest. Photo: Facebook/Loneyman.daily
Live hairy crabs swim in a bathtub in the Russian hotel room of a Chinese guest. Photo: Facebook/Loneyman.daily

Stinky hairy crabs found in Chinese tourist’s hotel bathtub

Horror stories involving Chinese tourists continue to rile up social media, this time courtesy of a man who kept live hairy crabs in a bathtub in a Russian hotel.

A hotel employee recounted his experience with the man on his Facebook page, later picked up by Hong Kong website gotrip.hk. 

The employee said the stench from the crabs was comparable to that from a dead body.

He said he thought someone had committed suicide and remained undiscovered.

He asked the tourist to remove the crabs immediately but was told the man wanted to keep them fresh until he figures out how to cook them.

It turns out that the man had been hitting the wet market for the hairy crabs and collecting them.

According to the report by gotrip.hk, the incident happened in a hotel where guests from Shandong province were staying.  

The employee said the hotel already has a dedicated floor for Chinese tourists to minimise inconvenience to other travelers.

It’s the latest in a series of crazy incidents by international hotel guests from mainland China in recent months, mainly involving horrific attempts at cooking and poor hygiene.

One story is that of a tourist who cooked hotpot in a hot water boiler and another involving a Chinese hotel guest who left feces in a bathtub.

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