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Travel Blogs from Shaoxing
... them! It was at least 25°C outside!
Then our hiking tour started. Our guide took us out on a tour with amazing views and thousand of stairs. In total that day we walked stairs up and down for about 5 hours so indeed there was a reason for the sour muscles the next day. ;-)
Our guide sometimes stopped, explained us a beautiful way to walk and just waited for us on the way back. We didn’t expect it but even she was exhausted by the stair climbing ...
... worth it. When we got out of the hotel we all thought that the sun was rising already and that we were going to miss it so we went really fast up to the peak and ended up getting some really good viewing spots. We were really early, but a whole bunch of other people came after us and it got really crowded so I was happy we were at the front. I went with maybe a fourth of the group and took the cable car down; my stomach was feeling a little icky and my knees were hurting ...
... needed. So besides snacking (sorry this one is full
of side-notes: Chinese are absolutely obsessed with snacks. All of expats love
talking about this- besides their strange obsession with chicken feet, packaged
meats, and bedazzled ****…I swear they must think they are going to starve on
every venture! Every place you go you are SURE to note that every Chinese
person is carting a bag full of snacks (again their thinness is a mystery!) but
so they ...
Our next stop was at Dong Hu (the East Lake to our West Lake.) You can walk throughout the park and you can also take a boat on a portion of the lake to see the "caves." You can climb up one of the hills to see the view but we didn't climb because we worried about walking on the slippery rocks. We did take one of the boat tours though! The boat men row with their feet and use another paddle to steer. The side of East Lake we were on ...
As we drove around the city, all we could see was huge boxes everywhere and trucks moving goods around. We were pretty sure this is where a lot of good are made and we could make out factories in the buildings. It was eye opening especially after all the documentaries we have seen.
We then went to another city called Hengdian, which is China's equivalent to Hollywood and Universal Studios. ...