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 ...
... it just fell out of the sky bc it hardly looks attached to the rocks below, yay differential weathering! And Kathrine C. and I had a little photo shoot with a few Chinese tourists, so that was fun. After dinner everyone was so exhausted. I stayed up just enough to see if I'd be able to see stars up there (I wasn't) and read a little bit, and went to sleep.
Tuesday morning was even more of an early start. We woke up at 4 AM to see the sunrise over the mountain. ...
... 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 ...
The city of Yiwu is a sight to see. Its the center of wholesale in China and has the largest mall we have ever seen. Its massive and houses mainly wholesale goods. Our guide told us that it is very famous. We walked around it and were in awe of the size and amount of goods. They have one floor where tourists can shop and it was so cheap! We have found that China is not so cheap as we thought so this was a ...