Holiday Inn Thousand Island Lake
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... reminded of home and the trio of chickens that reside in my backyard.
After an eclectic lunch, we made our way to a massive Buddhist temple that was really incredible to behold. I thought I'd seen an incredible variety of scenery in Beijing, but I hadn't seen anything like what I saw at that Temple. Luckily, I was able to take a good amount of photos before my camera died. I feel like the photos will do the temple more justice than I could, so I'll let them speak ...
Our side trip to Qiandao Lake was, to quote Kevin, "the lamest." The four of us attempted to take full advantage of Kevin's weekend and ventured two hours south of Hangzhou to hang at what the locals refer to as Thousand Island Lake. Not quite the "Lake Powell, Spring break, 1999" trip we all were expecting. The first thing that became apparent was that in fact the lake is a hotbed for Chinese tourists and is filled ...
... the lake from the city park the towns people were enjoying the end of a nice warm day. I can see why Ray loves his hometown, I liked the place more than any other Chinese city I have seen to this point. We stayed up late outside his apartment while the neighbors were getting more than an eye full of the only white guy for miles around. We shot the breeze with one of Ray's' many female ...
... and where my class would be.
That first day I had to ask random Chinese people to help me find my class. Then when I got to class Xu Dandan, the middleman, was nowhere to be found. I just had my students looking at me like who is he and what the heck is going on. Dandan had said if I need help I could call her. So I gave her a call but no one answered. I didn’t even know how to get the projector on so I could use my computer on the projection screen. I had to ask ...
... the size of the bamboo stock. These famers don’t make a lot of money. When looking at their homes one sees the true rural poverty that the Government doesn’t want people to see. These farmers work over 12 hours a day and eat maybe one meal during lunch. In the end, the price they get for the bamboo is somewhat unfair. Yet these families take a great pride in their family’s profession. Their attitude is an example of Chinese work ...