Holiday Inn Xiaoshan Hangzhou
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I haven't seen the chair of my dissertation, mentor and friend, Cynthia Franklin in more than 12 years and we happened upon each other in China of all places. She was travelling through the country conducting trainings. We were lucky enough to meet up in the beautiful Hangzhou - a short train ride from Shanghai. The lotuses were in bloom so we were treated to a feast for the eyes and soul. It was a beautiful day and so wonderful to catch up with an old friend and ...
... chips for dinner. There were the Chinese versions of 7-Eleven taquitos and hot dogs, which amounted to what looked like frog soup and chicken feet...hence the ice cream for dinner. Finally we decided to brave whatever faced us upon leaving. 2 hours and 11 km later we arrived at our hotel. 7 hours after leaving Shozhoi. Everyone was eager to get back to Shanghai, but we'd been told Hangzhou was truly great and to give it its due. In the ...
... new friends setting up their tables and food out on the pavement, so we moved outside and had a fabulous evening watching the world go by and exploring the stalls. The stall right in front of the restaurant was selling scorpions, spiders, centipedes and snakes - my first sight of exotic food in China!
A really lovely afternoon and evening!
... I had very interesting conversations. My cab driver insisted I have a piece of gum and proceeded to have a bubble blowing contest with me. He asked if I could blow bubbles and I said yes so he insisted I take a 2nd piece of gum just for that reason. During the drive we passed part of West Lake I walked by frequently and the area where I interned, Wu Lin. Even though it was dark I could see a lot of the places I walked to while I stayed in Hangzhou, Baochu Pagoda, ...
We were picked up by our guide for lunch, who took us to a very nice restaurant. The food was divine. We had a local pork dish, home-made tofu in chilli, an aromatic fried rice, and veg. This was followed by peanut ice-cream, which was not too sweet and quite refreshing. If nothing else the trip to China has been well worth it for the food.
After lunch we briefly stopped at the 1000 ...