Touran Backpacker Hostel
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... memorandum of understanding between our schools with Principal Rose. This is a formal ceremony where both principals sign an agreed understanding to continue our sister school relationship and exchange gifts.
Later in the afternoon after school had finished we met our host student and then it was off to spend the weekend with our host families.
... so fascinating to observe the local tea pickers winding around and through us to get to the various collections of bushes to do the picking. Yes, the leaves are picked by hand. The women did not seem bothered by us at all and stopped to chat and show off their harvest thus far. Some rather enjoyed posing for us with their baskets and hats. The most precious leaves are the smaller, tender buds, and we learned from the pickers that it was not a particularly abundant day for ...
... plant. Here many workers sit on low stools with knife in hand and piles of mussels at their feet. They break the mussel open and throw it behind them, where another row of workers scrapes out the body of the mussel along with the pearls that have grown inside. This pearl-mussel “slop" is dumped into a machine that separates the 2,and the vat of pearls is then dumped into a huge vessel where the pearls are bagged and driven to the inside factory for further production.
Barely took any photos in Hangzhou as it ****** it down most of the time we were there but here are a few. Hangzhou isn't much of a wintery place really as most of the activities are based around the lake. We attempted to walk around it on my birthday but got soaked through so went to a silk museum instead. I told you it was three wet and wild girls let loose in China...We made up for the ****** weather by going for some real nice food at a restaurant called Grean Tea restaurant though. ...
... very delicious! At the start of the meal one of the waiters accidentally spilt a hot dish of food on one if Becky's friends. However, because of this incident we got discount on the meal! We were all absolutely stuffed, the meal itself was in a lovely restaurant and only cost £1.60 each! We left the restaurant quite late so before bed me and Becky snaffled some Chinese Galaxy chocolate 'Dove', not quite the same as Galaxy but good ...