Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
... of our translators who spoke broken english, her presentation had 75 slides filled with diagrams in Chinese and sheer walls of characters we couldn't read....the lecture was supposed to be on the Yi Wu economy but instead we all ended up getting more confused and sweaty, and 4 out of 24 (18% of our group) fell asleep sitting up. Our professor cut the presentation off half way through thanking the lady for all the "rich information" in her slides. I ...
So there I was, sitting in the JFK international airport hysterically crying. I had just said the hardest goodbye to my awesome mother who used all of her power to put on a strong front for her nervous of a wreck daughter. While I stood there crying in her arms I wanted her to tell me not to do it and that I should just go home. However, she selflessly pushed me towards security and told me how great I' m going to be. My equally awesome stepfather was not as strong. We ...
... relaxing in the park, dancing, singing and playing cards etc) We sat and started playing around with one of them which had like drums and cymbals, we looked back up to see a crowd of Chinese people watching us and taking photos! One of the others then gave us a microphone and Ramsey got up and sang whilst Steph was on the drums and a Chinese man played something that looked a bit like a violin. By the time they had finished ...
... to shade one's face on the onlookers). There are also some older Chinese people here to show off their talents from waltzing, salsa to opera and guitar playing. Despite the crowd building, the guitar player, bless him, is a calamity of missed notes and a dodgy backing track.
The heat is close and oppressive today and we stop several times around the lake on one of the many shady benches, also indulging in the largest ice cream I ...
... sunset I have ever seen - could have sit by the water all night - really need to let travel plans unfold themselves next time I do this - book hostels 3/4 days out max whenever possible. - allow for more time in fewer places - get to soak in the culture more and relax a bit more - out travel plan is too ...
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