Holiday Inn Xiaoshan Hangzhou
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Went for an early morning walk around the lake by the hotel before having breakfast in which the restaurant also overlooked the lake.
Then drove to the tea plantation, a demonstration and information about the various grades of tea and its health benefits. We had a sampling of organic green tea which was quite palatable. We were also told about polyphenol which is extracted from the leaves and sold in ...
Went to a village at Wuzhen in Hangzhou ( population of 8 million people). Our tour included a stop at a Batik workshop where you watched the creation of a batik design. China has learned quickly from U.S. Marketing. After the tour you exit into a gift shop! Having ...
... beauty and the fascination with elaborate, modified and constricted nature: pears grown with the shape of a Buddha face, fruit that looked like apple and tasted like pear, contorted and moulded bonsais, big fish in small bowls. In Hangzhou the beauty of the lake and the green hills coexist closely to the huge city with it's pollution, tower blocks and noisy, beeping traffic jams. China is complicated and fascinating; a clash of different aims ...
Our final day in 'mainland China'. A slower pace today. We started with a guided tour of the Wensli Silk Company who also own Mark Rozier (Paris fashion icon). The tour was mostly about the history of silk in China as well as the different uses. The Vaughan's thought we were seeing a factory floor in action but this turned out not to be the case. Lost in translation. The artwork created using silk was just beautiful. ...
What a mission getting on the train was this morning. 20 suitcases, some of which are a lot heavier than at the start of this trip, and no space to store. It was a bit like playing Tetris with some of us having to place our bags at our feet, resulting in Buddha like seating positions. At least it was only a one hour train ride. We arrived in Hangzhou, and headed for lunch. 'The Company' (as ...