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Today main schedule is slim Xihu located in the south of yangzhou very beautiful in April these days. The city flower of Yangzhou Qiong glower broom for only ten days in April. We are very lucky to see it because of higher temperature. The restaurant "食为天” is delicious and worth of money average rate for one person CNY 60. Great first day ...
... cormorants, which are still used for fishing. They have rings put around their necks, so when they catch the fish they can't swallow, and the fishermen can retrieve the fish. Hopefully a practice which is dying out!
Yangzhou was a dirt poor village up to a few years ago, but is now rapidly expanding, with houses, hotels and shops being built. Streets full of restaurants and shops selling all sorts of touristy ...
... i found piglets alive in china! :) It was set up to keep the history of chinese farming alive, but now its just a nice day out wandering around and there is a large lake in the middle with boat rides and ox rides and a funfair! It was brilliant, we had so much fun! I learnt a lot too! Alissa was a lot like me and we got on so well, it was a shame i only got to meet her for one day! But we keep in touch through email and QQ and were planning to meet up in suzhou before i leave! :)
... the birds from swallowing larger fish,
which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a
cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back
to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. Though cormorant fishing once
was a successful industry, its primary use today is to serve the tourism
industry. We wondered what the SPCA would think of this in NZ! As said, mainly
just for tourists.
... in my opinion, China is one of the most amazing, fascinating, friendly countries I have ever visited in my life and I ended the tour madly and deeply in love with it. Sitting in Hong Kong now I find myself desperately missing all the smells, the sights, the people and the noise!
You quickly learn that the stares and giggles are purely curiosity and I actually made a game of returning a smile and saying Nnee-How (hello) which in nearly every case had the ...