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Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
This morning we were all up at 5:30 am to get ready to leave Yixing and head for Changzhou (a 2.5 hour drive).
Hangzhou is beautiful! We went from exotic variation in Yixing to lush parks and gardens in one bus ride. It was phenomenal! The rain had just washed everything clean and it smelled amazing. When the sun came out, it was the …
... stage rose about 100 feet in the air....think Olympic opening ceremonies, except on a lake. It wasn't until after the performance was over that someone mentioned to us it was Zhang Yimou who actually did direct the Chinese Olympic ceremonies...absolutely nuts. After the performance we managed to get my roommate Graham into a local bar to celebrate his 21st at midnight....by the end of the night we had every single local up on the stage dancing with ...
... 8217;t working and he just walked the other way. Luckily, this very nice Chinese man told me where I needed to go and told me that I could use his phone. Hooray for nice people! My hot mess self boarded the shuttle bus, feeling more relieved having a nice man who spoke English on board with me, I just began to laugh. I thought to myself, who else can say that they had this experience. Ive been in China for no more than four hours and I already have crazy stories to ...
... a huge crowd watching and clapping along and taking photos!! Next we went to a restaurant called Grandmas Kitchen (where it is a 2 hour wait because it is the best place in town, we hadn't realised but one of the other guides hadn't come with us because he queued for the 2 hours to get us a table!) The food was really good (other than having the chicken head left in the pot of chicken....and ordering vegetable dishes for the ...
... I nearly lose it several times as it threatens to fall off the cone with every lick.
Our return journey has a packed train with several commuters standing. Thankfully we have reserved seats. Our excitement builds as the speed counter displays an increasing speed and we reach 302km/h.........whizzing!
On route back to the hotel, we stop at our favourite Mr Yangs for more dumplings and a hot beef soup (yummy). I manage to ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
This hotel is very nice! The beds are comfortable, rooms are clean and new with lots of modern features including multiple light settings, kitchenettes, internet hook up in the room (wi-fi in the lobby), and tv with dvd player. Location may be slightly noisy as it is close to traffic, but otherwise, great!
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