Snakes with mirrors for faces are not allowed to teleport into people's apartments but that doesn't stop one from eating Valanda.
And now he is somewhere unfamiliar.
Bewildered shrug. "Har jest kraj. Miasto jest w Har. Miasto jest Har - Har jest w Har..." And that's not all but he only knows two words for administrative divisions, so it's a little beyond him to explain that there's a city called Har in a state called Har in an empire called Har.
"Kraj nie jest blisko. Wode jest blisko." He draws a square-ish continent, gestures to all of it. "Jest Har." He makes dots in a few places. "Jest miasto, miasto, miasto... uhhh..." He hesitates and then adds one more dot. "Miasto." And then he points to the dots and names them. "Har. Thelm Ret. Anavel Sani. Elit." He gestures at the entire map. "Kraj jest Har." And at the dot for the first city. "Miasto jest Har." He gestures in a circle all around it. "Wode. Nie jest kraj."
He is pretty sure now that he's in another universe.
...Is it too much to hope for that if he draws the twelve magic symbols she'll be able to guess what he's asking about? It's probably too much to hope for, but it's worth a try anyway.
(The symbols are an arrow, a squiggle, circles, the sun, a line, a circle, a half-empty rectangle, a brain, a square, an X, a leaf, and something that might be a very stylized umbrella or maybe an eye.)
"Czekaj, czekaj–" She produces a pocket and starts pulling objects out of it, picks out a compass and demonstrates that it works, pulls out a strand of her own hair and winds it around a hook tucked into the device, and hands it to Walanda so he can see it points to her now. "Tena?"
That is one of the words she tried to explain earlier and he thinks it means either "here" or "this" but it's too abstract to be sure. He isn't going to sleep in a public room, though.
He's not really in a good position to be haggling for more than they want to give him, and he isn't in a good position to figure out which rooms are private enough, but he has to try anyway. He squares his shoulders and looks her in the eye. "Tutaj?" he echoes in a tone that suggests he's skeptical this place is acceptable.