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We left sunny Shanghai and travelled along the freeway for a few hours to reach the ancient historical capital of Hangzhou, one of 8 capitals in China's history and the home of our sister school, No14 Hangzhou Middle School.
We arrived and were invited to join the senior students celebrate International Day in the school Gym. The students ...
... an expensive souvenir!
As we wound our way up a narrow, steep path, our guides described some of the history of tea culture and told stories of local folklore of which there are always many! One of them tells as follows: Longjing tea was granted the status of "Imperial tea", in Qing Dynasty by Chinese emperor Kangxi. According to the legend, Kangxi's grandson Qianlong visited West Lake during one of his famous holidays.
He went to the Hu Gong Temple under the ...
... We also toured a pearl factory and a historic home belonging to a well-known Chinese author, Lu Xun. Apparently all school children dislike this author as they are required to memorize some of his works in school. Sounds like Shakespeare to me!
With itinerary in hand and our Chinese tour guide, Janny, we set off. After arriving in Shaoxing, we were treated to traditional Shaoxing lunch before our tour of the Edison Pearl Factory. Aside from tripe, duck tongue and fish head, ...
Barely took any photos in Hangzhou as it ****** it down most of the time we were there but here are a few. Hangzhou isn't much of a wintery place really as most of the activities are based around the lake. We attempted to walk around it on my birthday but got soaked through so went to a silk museum instead. I told you it was three wet and wild girls let loose in China...We made up for the ****** weather by going for some real nice food at a restaurant called Grean Tea restaurant though. ...
I had another lazy day today. I took advantage of being in someone's home by doing laundry and just generally chilling out and reading. At 5pm I I went over to Rebecca's school and sat in one of her classes. She teaches English in a language school. The kids were lovely and she had them eating out of the palm of her hand. She has so much energy with them, I have ...