Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou
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Well classes are done and we have become tourists again! It is nice to just relax and see the sights of the many interesting cities of China.
We actually flew into Shanghai first and stayed there a night. The following morning we all piled on our bus to go to Wuzhen, the river city. We met our new tour guide. Her …
... but that being said, I was not deterred. I plowed ahead, scouring the hundreds of different flower stores for over 30 minutes before finding a second store off the beaten path that also sold fish-tank type decorations. Here I set up shop, sitting down with the lady and speaking a mix of both Mandarin and English, I managed to bargain my way into setting up prices for 4 different products, each one for about 50 cents a piece. I negotiated payment ...
... why I was going to China, where I was staying, etc. She tried to make me laugh by saying she’s going back to China for real food and that Chinese airports are always crazy because Chinese people don’t know how to stay in a straight line. Her sweet gesture definitely calmed me down for a bit and before I knew it, I was boarding the plane. In a huge plane with about 100 rows, I spotted only four non-Asians. I never thought id be relieved to hear a Southern ...
... finding pork in them! Which when this was pointed out the waiters just picked the meat out and bought the same dishes back out which didnt go down too well) Other than this it was really nice! After lunch we were back out to the middle of nowhere in Moganshan. We dropped our bags into the hostel and went straight out for an hour walk to a lagoon through the bamboo forests to watch the sunset! It was amazing! Perfect relaxing end to the ...
... dumpling eating skills too and there is no spilled hot pork juices this time!
Great day (and perfect timing after yesterday's mishaps!). We have also finished leg 1 of our train journeys with the bullet train which is satisfying. Although later James finds the highest speed train reaching 480km/h connects a nearby metro station to the Pudong airport.....it's planned for Friday to get us to our flight to Hong Kong.......always a silver lining ...
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