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We were just about turfed out of our YHA room, today as before we were even packed or ready to leave at 7.30am, the next occupant was at the door ready to move on in. After a hasty packup, we left our luggage in storage and went to have breakfast.
We then caught a train to Xuana Lake and had a quick tour of its 5 islands before buying some souvenirs and taking a walk along ...
Today main schedule is slim Xihu located in the south of yangzhou very beautiful in April these days. The city flower of Yangzhou Qiong glower broom for only ten days in April. We are very lucky to see it because of higher temperature. The restaurant "食为天” is delicious and worth of money average rate for one person CNY 60. Great first day ...
... hotel, The Li River Retreat, is a 20 minute walk out of town, a small, family run place with lovely views over the river and mountains. It's owned and run by a very energetic Australian, Alf, who was a tour guide, then manager for years, in China, married a woman from Guilin, ran a restaurant in Yangshou first, then sold it and started up the hotel. Apparently, the people who make most money here are the landowners, many ...
... and desks have old abacuses that the pharmacists still use when calculating and filling prescriptions.
We then walked around the town through small alleys and roads, observing daily life. Because it was a smaller city, we were very alien to them. It was actually cute, when we got off the bus, swarms of elderly people approached us, and they just kept coming. They all just stood around and listened (even though they couldn't understand us) with the ...
... were all in their 70's or older, and still were more balanced, flexible, and composed than any of us. That's something I really noticed here.. Many of the elderly people are very self sufficient, and very active. They appear to just be in overall better health than back home. I really believe that the lifestyle choices that the Chinese make lead to longer, healthier lives.
We then traveled back to the park and gardens where we had dined on ...
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