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Ok so this is the third time I am regretting not packing any Strepsil-type medicine. I got a sore throat in India, in Taiwan and now in China. So I think it will happen again... As a result I am in one of those mood where I would love to just roll from my bed to my sofa and just stay there with the TV on and a good cup of tea. Well, clearly you can't do that in an hostel. Instead I got woken up ...
On the way to Xiamen I stop for a day in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. It's next to a beautiful lake and there's temples nestled in the mountains but it's very a touristy town. Haagen-Dazs and KFC have set up shop next to the expensive temples full of Chinese snapping photos. I hire a bike and ride around the lake. Whilst ...
... on how sunburnt I was- I didn't think it was that bad but apparently I am most definitely lobster color. After this she quizzed me on Hangzhou- what I was doing there, places to go, things to eat etc etc. I was a little confused until I realized that she wants to go of holiday there and it all had nothing to do with whether I'd actually be allowed out of Malaysia. After about 10 minutes she had finally ran out of questions, ...
... Ben, the Aussie, was keen to go further so we headed even higher, past tea farms and up to the highest point where the views of the mountains, tea farms and sun streaming across the fields was amazing.
Getting up there was tough- I've done zero exercise since leaving Dallas and I wasn't even doing much there so I really felt the burn up these mountains!
I really enjoyed this day, chilled out away from the city and pollution and with some sunshine and good company. It was ...
... of prawns on the top. The battered black stuff ended up being rice padi eel. Well, that is the first time I have knowingly eaten eel.
Hangzhou is famous for tea. It is called Longjin tea. It is flatten, so the pieces are thin, flat and about a centimetre long. It is a green tea and it has a very smooth taste. They were using a stainless steel bowl and swishing it around by hand to flatten it. Under the bowl was a heater which heated ...
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