Travel Blogs from Hangzhou, China

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West Lake, Hangzhou, China travel blog

West Lake

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... hard to find it for us, even running around outside and calling people to ask for directions. Glad we haggled a fixed fee though! Hangzhou is another Chinese tourist town; the main attraction here is 'West Lake' which we spent a day at. It took 3 ...

A Short Trip to Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai (1), Hangzhou, China travel blog

A Short Trip to Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai (1)

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... is the capital of Zhejiang Province in east China. With its famous natural beauty and cultural heritages, Hangzhou is well known as one of China's most important tourist venues. "Above is heaven, below is Hangzhou." is a famous Chinese ...

Hang-fastic, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Hang-fastic

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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So we manage to lose everyone else, so it's just the two of us, all romantic like and then the weather goes off. We got to Hangzhou from Shanghai in 2 hours and it took us another 2 hours to get to our hostel. Firstly we got some help from a girl who ...

We are in Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China travel blog

We are in Hangzhou

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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We took the express train from Shanghai to Hangzhou, about 1.5 hours. No time for a story now, just some movies and pictures. Update We missed the train we wanted to take from Shanghai. The South Shanghai station was further then we expected. We ...

I didn't say it wasn't beautiful..., Hangzhou, China travel blog

I didn't say it wasn't beautiful...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... - I don't speak chinese. We both just kinda shouted. Anyway - the topic is: Top 5 most average things that happened in Hangzhou. 5. Getting on the wrong bus, which took me 20 minutes further from my destination than I was. If only the sign had ...

I'm too big for Asia, Hangzhou, China travel blog

I'm too big for Asia

A travel blog entry by cleff

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... smoking. In a bus with no windows that open, people smoking. Its amazing, the only way to travel. So today we're in Hangzhou taking a break. After two days of hiking the Yellow Mountain stairs, we're pretty tired. Two full days of hiking stairs up and ...

SWEAT!, Hangzhou, China travel blog

SWEAT!

A travel blog entry by trent

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Stifling heat! Yangshuo was heavenly compared to this place...the news stated, and I really don't understand how this even works, but its 110% humidity here!! I don't know if that's really possible, but it's really unbelievable - Houston and Austin and ...

Dehydration, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Dehydration

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... water in my bag. It was not enough water. I read a recent blog from some American misguided traveller who suggested West Lake in Hangzhou is dirty and over-rated. It isn't. It is a fantastic spot with culture in abundance - loads of beauty spots (please ...

Rorie's pre-birthday Kegfest, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Rorie's pre-birthday Kegfest

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... it for the bus as the driver had nearly gone with out us and would have done if it hadn't been for The Irish. We arrived in Hangzhou at about 2pm and took a taxi to the hostel which was located opposite West Lake. We ordered some lunch and then had a few ...

Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Hangzhou

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... feet, I would win a date in Starbucks with my lovely boyfriend. I was a complete hero and succeded. We left Hangzhou the next morning and I had banked my Starbucks voucher for use in Guangzhou, which is a great story, but I'll ...

Hangzhou Update, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Hangzhou Update

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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Hi everyone, We changed hotel to one on the lake. The other day the wireless router went down on my hotel floor. I told them all they had to do was to recycled power on the router but no one knew anything about it. So I had limited Internet the ...

Beautied out?, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Beautied out?

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... is absolutely, draw droppingly beautiful - you're just being a spoilt bastard and yes, you're a beautyholic. Seek professional assistance. B. Hangzhou is beautiful - but it's the kind of city that, if David Stratton were reviewing it, he would say '4 ...

Choo Choo, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Choo Choo

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... plod into Hangzhou. We reached a speed of 349kmh (although sadly, Kate was asleep at this point - inside the half hour trip). Hangzhou, is gladly a breath of fresh air (literally). Although still a 2 million population it is close to a ghost town compared ...

Nude exhibition - 78 year old farmer, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Nude exhibition - 78 year old farmer

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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From China Daily: A farmer-turned-artist has launched his first exhibition of nude photography in Guanhaiwei, Zhejiang province. Lin Yin, 78, who also practices traditional Chinese medicine, has been taking the pictures since the 1980s. His work is ...

Frustrations Setting In, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Frustrations Setting In

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... right group, it can be many times harder than independent backpacking. Anyway, I'm still on tour and enjoyed a tour of Hangzhou today. We visited many beautiful sights including Liuhe pagoda, west lake, the dragon wall tea village and lingyin ...

Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Hangzhou

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Hangzhou is one of the oldest tourist sites in China, as much for the Chinese, as for Europeans. Indeed, one of my personal favourites, Marco Polo, visited this city 8 centuries ago and thought it was the most beautiful city he had ...

Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Hangzhou

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... . The next day we went to the Lingyin Temple (AD 326 but has been destroyed and rebuilt 16 times) which was packed to with China Tours but an amazing temple in the hills. We wrapped up our Hangzhou experience by visting and buying Chinese Green ...

A Day by the lake in Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China travel blog

A Day by the lake in Hangzhou

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today we were up early to get another bullet train, this time to Hangzhou. This one took 1 and a quarter hours, but only reached a top speed of 170km/hour - boo! The time in Hangzhou was basically a stop off on the way to our Yellow Mountain trek, but I ...

Are divorces easier in Hangzhou - for monks?, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Are divorces easier in Hangzhou - for monks?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... temple after his wife couldn't get him to come back to Beijing to get a divorce. Monk's divorce case heard in Hangzhou temple Judges from Miyun county, Beijing, traveled to Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, last Monday to hear the ...

Red bikes of freedom, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Red bikes of freedom

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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... using the bike lanes daily in my town of Xiasha but the conditions shouldn't be as chaotic since Xiasha's population is much smaller than Hangzhou's.    Probably get an electric in addition to a pedal bike so I don't show up to class in a pool ...

Lookin!up, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Lookin!up

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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... .    Wound up walking with a group of 9 people from all over the world to a fancy Chinese restaurant in downtown Hangzhou.    Beautiful German girl on my left and a Japanese dude to my right,  Beautiful American lady from Georgia ...

Stupidity in Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Stupidity in Hangzhou

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... in Shenzhen, I got up early this morning with a bad hangover and somehow managed to drag my sorry bum on a plane to Hangzhou. I was planning on taking the Metro to the airport bus to save some money after an expensive Halloween weekend, but as soon as I ...

20 Yuan my arse!!!, Hangzhou, China travel blog

20 Yuan my arse!!!

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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... pictures,  i headed south in search of Muslim food.   Most Chinese cities have a few ethnic Uigar folk from far Western China who's food is similar to other central asian fare,  such as flat breads,  grilled meats ect....   ...

*#+-&, Hangzhou, China travel blog

*#+-&

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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... the past 20 hours with some major concerns about this move.  In china if your crippled you are screwed,  but most cripples in china have a support system.     i need help just to find a band aid?   i have yet to locate some aa ...

Last two days at Mingtown, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Last two days at Mingtown

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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Two more days on the western edge of Hangzhou, been here for 8 days and my apartment (yeeech) should be ready to check in. I am going to wait till Monday as I am in no hurry to live in that dismal place. I've learned a lot in the days that I have ...

Meet the Buddhists!, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Meet the Buddhists!

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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After hanging around close to the Hostel a couple days,   due to a case of the ole'  Hangzhou Hershey  disorder.    I felt safe enough to travel far from the nearest toilet.   (dont worry folks,  this was nothing like ...

Last few days in Xiasha, Jianying, China travel blog

Last few days in Xiasha

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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... of Wenwai Cun,  then Long hu Cun (where the temple is),  after that we were heading to the southern part of Hangzhou known as Xioushan.  After 15 miles of riding Mars and I bade farewell to the other two and headed back on another route ...

Another weekend in Mingtown, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Another weekend in Mingtown

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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Saturday morning I felt a bit chipper so I started out on my bike and headed back toward the West Lake of Hangzhou. I happened to run into a couple student bicyclists who were going the same direction and it became a total race. They kept looking back ...

Ride into Hangzhou to promote bicycling., Hangzhou, China travel blog

Ride into Hangzhou to promote bicycling.

A travel blog entry by albarnes

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... with two other riders as we returned to Xiasha,  the others just couldn't hang with us. Once in the giant Metropolis of Hangzhou we met up with another 80 riders and even had news crews video taping the event.   We all put on identicle t-shirts ...

Hangzhou Day Five, Hangzhou, China travel blog

Hangzhou Day Five

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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... straight ahead when crossing the street. Sure enough the cars stop for you when you pretend you don't know their existence! Leaving Hangzhou tomorrow We'll be leaving Hangzhou tomorrow night on a sleeper train to Beijing. I'm not sure if I'm ready ...

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