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Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
... found in Wendy's or Burger King in the US...except this one had some pictures missing (potential company defectors sharing sock trade secrets with competitors?) Moving into the factory, it was absolutely fascinating to note the lack of restriction that was placed on us while touring their operations. In the US, if you tour a factory they give you gloves, protective helmets, pretty much everything short of wearing a haz-mat suit and then they proceed ...
... Chinese man. What a warm welcome to China! He had no idea where he was going and had me running all over the place trying to find the shuttle bus. I was a sweaty disgusting mess but kept telling myself "its all part of the adventure, you’ll laugh about this later." I finally made it to the shuttle bus but was not told which stop to get off. Mr. Gao ran away without giving me more than a ticket and a phone number to call. I tried to explain that my phone ...
... relaxing in the park, dancing, singing and playing cards etc) We sat and started playing around with one of them which had like drums and cymbals, we looked back up to see a crowd of Chinese people watching us and taking photos! One of the others then gave us a microphone and Ramsey got up and sang whilst Steph was on the drums and a Chinese man played something that looked a bit like a violin. By the time they had finished ...
... sweeteners, which is ok but lacks the power of the real stuff.
Buzzing we make our way to our entrance gate and board our supersonic missile looking train. We will be in Hangzhou in less than an hour and escalate to speeds of 297km/hr.
Arriving at Hangzhou east station, we get a taxi across town to the West Lake. Here we stop for lunch to keep us going for the cycle around the lake. After lunch of pizza and salad (very Chinese) ...
... sunset I have ever seen - could have sit by the water all night - really need to let travel plans unfold themselves next time I do this - book hostels 3/4 days out max whenever possible. - allow for more time in fewer places - get to soak in the culture more and relax a bit more - out travel plan is too ...
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