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... town and we could see that Hangzhou is prosperous and well developed, with lots of new buildings and good infrastructure. We passed some poorer areas too but they exist everywhere. At the hotel, another Banyan Tree, Mike's email of complaint about the previous two we had stayed at had produced a positive explosion of attempts to put things right. The staff are rather embarrassingly trying to do everything to please. We are rather obvious because I think we are the ...
... took a boat ride and the guy paddled the boat really fast. I have a picture to show.
We walk a lot and take the subway. There are many people in China and a lot of buildings.
We are going to Beijing to see the Great Wall of China tomorrow.
Super Sam and Matthew
... very big, the touristy portion consists of a beautiful lake about 5 times the size of Wascana Lake and the historic town on its east bank. Our hostel is about 4 km east of the lake, located in a pedestrian-only part of the historic town. Our accommodation is small and modest (no robes and slippers unless you count the pair of crocs left by the previous travellers) but it is nice to sit in the hostel's lounge and blog. This part of town is ...
... spinning tops, a temple and the start of not one track but hundreds through the hills. Signs were encouraging people to get exercise and loose a few kilos.
I headed off with no idea where the paths went. Came across temples, pagodas on viewing spots, Caves, tea houses and at times views over the lake.
It was wandering these path I came across a group of friendly youth who came up ...
I went to checkout the reputed scenic lake to the west of Hangzhou cryptically called West Lake. Local tourists were out in force, hiring boats, getting dressed in ancient dress, wandering the lake and numerous gardens. While I enjoy my Chinese teas, this morning I opened what I thought contained a tea bag to find small flowers which I put in a pot with hot water, a strainer would have been good but it tasted very nice, I digress. I expected tea houses along the lake, there ...