Guan Hai Lou Hotel
Travel Blogs from Zhenjiang
... villages where new houses were being built. The land around the villages was like a giant allotment, with lots of neatly tended plots, as well as fields of rice. They grow lots of satsumas and grapefruits which look like enormous yellow pears here.
Alf is a great source of local knowledge, and entertained us over lunch, with stories of the goings-on with the other hotel owners, the police, the other expats who,live here. ...
... all of these dumplings! It was soo much food! Typical china! They really do live to eat!
In the afternoon i went to see Alissa's house, now the downside was she lived on the 21st floor and the lift wasn't working! Her flat was the most homely home i've seen in china, it had a sofa and everything! After a tour and some milk we headed off to a place that was clearly designed for me! We went to Suzhou Farming Cultural Garden! Which was a huge place full of animals including ...
beautiful lunch near the hotel and a walk from there back to the hotel.
Barrie was by this time in need of bed so the three of us
walked back to the shopping street and also explored the large department store
and its eight or so floors of everything imaginable. Out to another restaurant
for dinner (sans Barrie) and then to a cormorant show.
To control the birds, the fishermen tie a snare near the
base of the bird's throat. ...
... group found the mud slide and spent the rest of the time going down it splashing into the mud like something out of Willie Wonkas chocolate factory! Absolutely covered in mud and not even being able to recognise ourselves we showered and then moved further into the cave to a warm clear hot spring...bliss!!
We got changed with the rest of the group riding the dangerous highway as we took the luxury air con bus back to Yangshou!
That evening we meet the ...
... garden art combining the grace and elegance of the south with the grandeur and magnificence of the north. Walking along the lake, you can see many elegant styles of architectures. Some line along the shore of the lake, and others are actually built over the lake. They all possess different kinds of beauty. Numerous poems have been left by famous poets about the beautiful lake adding to its cultural importance.
Slender West Lake is known for its 24 attractions, ...