Crowne Plaza Grand Canal
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Went for an early morning walk around the lake by the hotel before having breakfast in which the restaurant also overlooked the lake.
Then drove to the tea plantation, a demonstration and information about the various grades of tea and its health benefits. We had a sampling of organic green tea which was quite palatable. We were also told about polyphenol which is extracted from the leaves and sold in ...
... of plain rice, but luckily much like bread in Greek restaurants of the past, it was unlimited and free.
A full stomach later, we had a quick game of pool and headed to bed.
As yesterday was a quite lazy day, we woke up refreshed and ready to go for our first venture into the bamboo forest surrounding the area. Today’s activity was the 'un-missable’ activity was a walk to the lagoon. We were told we would have ...
Went to a village at Wuzhen in Hangzhou ( population of 8 million people). Our tour included a stop at a Batik workshop where you watched the creation of a batik design. China has learned quickly from U.S. Marketing. After the tour you exit into a gift shop! Having ...
... Hopefully the pictures convey the real beauty we found in these places.
Because our last day in the city was a Sunday, we had the opportunity to spend our morning in the botanical gardens with some Hangzhou citizens, looking at their hobbies and entertainments. Couples walked along beautiful paths in the green, sometimes with the company of the music of a portable radio (when we met couples listening to traditional Chinese music it ...
... market challenge #2 was issued - ¥100 per student, find something as a keep sake to remember this trip and to share with the family. Ryan won this round with his scroll, which was Confucius type sayings/poem reminding the reader on the importance of being a good person. Then onto lunch - interesting as Alan our guide gave us a budget per table and a menu, leaving the decision of what to order to us. One table ...