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Zhejiang

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  • Day111

    Hangzhou - West Lake

    September 23 in China

    Next day, next day trip. Today we took the train to Hangzhou to see the West Lake Scenery Area. The lake itself was nice, but again it was crowded with people. There are too many people in China.

    Nächster Tag, nächster Ausflug. Heute ging es mit dem Zug ins knapp 200km entfernte Hangzhou. Die Stadt ist bekannt für seinen großen See und die vielen Lotusblumen. Wir sind einmal um den ganzen See gewandert bzw. geschoben worden, denn auch hier waren wieder viel zu viele Menschen.Read more

  • Day8

    Xitang

    July 12, 2017 in China

    Xitang is een van de ancient water towns van China. Een soort klein Venetië, maar dan uiteraard in Chinese stijl. Heel mooi, maar ook erg druk. Overdag konden we hier op ons gemak rond wandelen en foto's maken, maar s Avonds stikte het er van de Chinese touristen die je zo het water induwden als niet op zou letten. Overdag betaal je overigens 15 euro om rond te mogen lopen.. zelfs als je middenin het dorpje je hotel had staan. De hotelletjes hier hebben dus iets bijzonders: de ruimte waar het bed staat wordt vaak door een glazen wandje (die boven en onder open is) gescheiden van de w.c. en de douche. Lekker intiem.. maar dit dorpje is zeker de moeite waard geweest!

    (We kunnen de foto's van onze camera niet overzetten sinds we in China zijn dus ik heb niet zoveel foto's)
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  • Day19

    After the night train opted for Chinese fast food breakfast, which google translated to 'black black black you are my little pepper proud intestinal" (chipolata sausages).

    Both felt a bit ropey after a 2 hr bumpy drive from Hangzou to Moganshan.
    Changed minibus half way, as the first rickety bus would probably not have made the mountain drive, at least not at the driver's bullet train-esque speed!

    Lovely accommodation nestled in the bamboo forest. Gill made the right choice choosing to rest her ever worsening cough in bed, whilst Emma Marissa and Cassie (our Mogashan and Shanghai guide) set out on a bike ride. The road to the lagoon was closed due to filming, so we'll all try again tomorrow...today opting for a walk through the bamboo and a watermelon feast.

    Chilled in the bar in the evening, in spite of Cassie's questioning beer will cure Gill's chesty cough, she's determined! Had to call Cassie to the rescue at 10.30pm as locked out of our hotel....quickly resolved but an interesting end to the evening.

    Gill & Em x
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  • Day76

    Riding in the Linhai villages

    November 13, 2014 in China

    Christian and Leona's good friend "Lao Ye" was a bike shop owner in Linhai and a total motor head! He took us up to the nearby Linhai mountains for a ride. We drove through fields of where the famous "Youn-Gi" oranges were grown, and up to the small villages. The view was fantastic and the villages quiant. It was cold but was so much fun! Christian took us to eat some delicious hot pot for dinner after. Perfect for a riding day!!Read more

  • Day8

    Suzhou to Hangzhou

    September 9, 2017 in China

    Our Suzhou to Shanghai tour guide Summer took us to The Lingering Garden in Suzhou this morning. Such beautiful and peaceful spaces. Next was a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory to learn about silk worm process into silk garments etc (and of course the chance to purchase some pure silk product). Lunch was at a huge restaurant within the factory then back on the bus to our next stop The Grand Canal to take a cruise in a traditional Chinese boat along the ancient waterway to view the ancient houses and way of life. An almost 3hr drive saw us safely arrive at our next beautiful hotel, Grand New Century Hotel Yuhang. Tonight we scored an executive room 👍 early start tomorrow.Read more

  • Day5

    Day 4/1 Haungzhou

    April 3 in China

    Visited the iconic and World Heritage site of Hangzhou and the West Lake. Did the leisure cruise to enjoy the tranquil lake views. After the cruise we explored the poetic sites around, such as Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon, Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, etc.

    Longjin Tea Plantation and the Six Harmonies Pongoda.  At the end of this trip, We visited Qinghefang Ancient Street. 

  • Day34

    Chengdu & Wuhan

    April 1, 2016 in China

    After an early first night in Chengdu following our long day descending Emei Shan and visiting the Grand Buddha, we woke up and quickly hopped in a Taxi towards the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base. I was initially skeptical about how much I'd enjoy the base, but any doubts vanished when we saw the first of the pandas, lazily sitting and munching on huge piles of bamboo. We spent a few hours looking at all the different Giant Panda enclosures, with the highlight being the adolescent Panda enclosure, where 3 pandas kept us and other tourists captivated by their playfighting and stealing food from each others mouths. The Panda Base seemed to provide a good environment for the pandas, with lots of space, evidenced by the rapidly growing Panda numbers in the park. The park also featured the less impressive Red Pandas, which looked similar to foxes and are also known as firefoxe, but lacked the cuteness factor of the Giant Pandas. After tearing ourselves away from the Pandas, we felt like relaxing so we caught a bus to the People's Park, an attractive green space in the town centre filled with old people dancing and famous for its teahouses. We ended up picking the 19th century He Ming Teahouse, where we enjoyed sipping Oolong and sweet Chrysanthemum tea on a riverside patio, surrounded by locals playing cards, scoffing seeds and getting their ears cleaned with alarming looking instruments. Just before we were about to leave for dinmer we were accosted by a friendly but slightly overbearing Chinese man who used to work for Diageo keen to practise his English, who told us some interesting tidbits about Chengdu and Chinese culture in general. Eventually we were able to escape to dinner, which had to be Sichuan food. I had succulent and very spicy Guizhou chicken, and we all agreed it was one of the best meals of the holiday, however it was somewhat soured as we had to have a row with the restaurant as it turned out the prices on the English menu were lower than the actual ones, so in the end we walked out after only paying the English menu price. After the stress of the restaurant, we decided to go out for the evening, ending up in a club full of foreigners, a shock to the system after a week in which we'd seen about 5.

    Feeling a little worse for wear, we had to get up fairly early for our 9 hour cross country high speed train journey to Wuhan, which took up most of the day. We arrived in Wuhan in the evening, checked into a hostel and headed out for what turned out to be a delicious meal of local cuisine, including delicious salty river fish and a melt in the mouth spicy aubergine dish, before getting some sleep ahead of another day dominated by travel.

    I woke up earlier than the others on Friday, keen to see a bit of Wuhan before our lunchtime train to Shanghai. I walked down the pleasant tree lined streets near our hostel, eventually arriving at a street famous for its breakfast dishes, where I purchased delicious hot and dry noodles, which were spicy with a lovely texture and plenty of peanut paste. After a filling breakfast, I visited the town's Taoist temple, which was fascinating with statues of Gods dedicated to wealth and good luck, a weird luxury hotel complex and locals doing Tai Chi. After that, I hurried back to the hostel in order to catch our train to Shanghai...
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Zhejiang Sheng, Zhejiang, Province de Zhejiang, 浙江

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