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We left sunny Shanghai and travelled along the freeway for a few hours to reach the ancient historical capital of Hangzhou, one of 8 capitals in China's history and the home of our sister school, No14 Hangzhou Middle School.
We arrived and were invited to join the senior students celebrate International Day in the school Gym. The students ...
... of creating black and oolong teas. This is done by "firing” and hand turning the leaves in a huge, super-hot, metal wok. The farmer gave us a firsthand demonstration of this technique and encouraged anyone interested to give it a try as well. Robert was brave enough to risk burning his hand, and the scrutiny of the entire tour group to roast some tea leaves. He assured me that the wok was indeed very hot!
After our tea processing was complete, we headed back into ...
... was delicious. I have learned that the beauty of the Chinese meal is that it is served family style with several dishes you can pick and choose from. Most times, at the very least, there is some rice dish that will work. No, I did not try the duck tongue, and I also passed on the stinky tofu which was featured at dinner!
After lunch we hopped back on the bus and drove past several lakes where we saw the mussel farmers on the lake in their boats "planting “the mussels ...
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. ...
... a waiter at a restaurant I ate at ended up being the tour guide for us when Benno and Kate came to Hangzhou.
There are a few things that are starting to irritate me, such as crowded buses, and people pushing in front when I am lining up for something such as the checkout or ordering food, and the constant slagging I still find disgusting. It really annoys me, but the huge majority of people are nice and civil.