Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
Took a day trip to Hangzhou today, about 75min on the high speed train. It's a very popular tourist destination, with a history of being a imperial getaway (and at some point, a capital). It's focal point is West Lake, and its lagoons and pagodas and temples. The area is also known for tea and silk. The place was pretty packed with tourists for a weekday. I spent most of the day Viking around the lake and getting yelled at by the ...
Took the fast train of 300kph to Hangzhou, west of Shanghai. A smaller city of nearly 9 million people with a much more laid back and friendly atmosphere. Pretty trees, a beautiful lake and everyone out walking with their kids as it is school ...
... schedule except for the fact that it means you don't have much social life. More money!! Seriously though, I am enjoying the classes. Most of the students are bright and engaged and with the older students will discuss all kinds of topics from laws, current affairs, cultural differences, education systems, to music, movies, preconceived ideas, and hopes and dreams. It is enjoyable, and there are now very few classes where I walk in ...
... with half-standing old buildings scattered around in the middle of this massive urban renewal campaign). On our 2 ½ hour train ride on the super fast train (200km hour) we passed city after city that each looked double the size of Boston or Philadelphia, replete with huge buildings, construction everywhere, and roads and superhighways also in process. It’s as if someone from the main office, ...
... to have survived the ride in one piece!
We then headed to the Old Town to tour a traditional Chinese pharmacy, which is over 140 years old. Amazing things to see in here! And we thought Dr. Nan’s medicine collection was extensive. This is the most famous store in the country for Chinese ginseng, which is very expensive. However, the most expensive item was the "summer flower winter worm", which sells for $60 per gram! ...
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