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Crumbs... I just realised I forgot to write about Xitang, we went there.... 2 weeks ago?... Well, instead of just lumping the pics from there onto another entry, here's a brief piece on it with some pics.
An old walled village, which has been restored and has lot of tourist shops there, and is all set over a river with lots of small bridges going over. It's a maze... so easy to enter 1 way and never find your way out. We had a great time there :)
We were invited out with some of the staff on Tuesday night to Laowi Town to a quiz night which was good fun. We then met Silvie, the CP at Munchner Biergarten, the German bar on Wednesday and the Italian restaurant Thursday evenings.
Ningbo is a lovely city, built on 5 rivers, so was a trading post and from the hotel room you can watch the barges go up and down the river. There are loads of fantastic bars and restaurants and it is now quite trendy.
Travelled from Amsterdam to Hongkong on Cathay Pacific airlines. After a 4 hour stop over, boarded a Dragon air plane to Ningbo. This was a shorter 1:55 hour flight. The local driver was waiting in his Chinese VW car. We drove for 1 hour to the Ferry station. Then caught the ferry to Zhoushan Island. The trip car and passenger ferry took 30 minutes. After leaving the ferry, 20 mins later we arrive at the Jinwangjiao Hotel. ...
Today was my first full day back in Ningbo, China. It's so odd to arrive in such a different foreign place and it not feel like that much has changed. This time around I'm living in another part of town which I don't know that well so I feel lost in the area, but in terms of feeling lost...I think that I've figured it out this time.
I got to Nick and Sylvie's house at 6pm on Tuesday Aug ...
English Name: Xi'an, Hsian, Sian
Chinese Name: 西安 (xī ān)
This is China's heartland where you will view the famed Terra-cotta Army Legion of 6,000
There is a saying about Xian: "Go to Shanghai and you will find a 100-year-old China; go to Beijing and you ...