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Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
... were cleared to the side to make more room to dance, and a cake was ordered from the other side of Hangzhou for the midnight celebration....not a bad 21st birthday.
The next morning we groggily woke up for our 2 hour bus ride to Yi Wu and tour of Mengna sock factory. Mengna is a famous Chinese brand of sock, and we were taken all around their production facility. We noticed on our way in there was an employee of the wall shrine very similar ...
... hours later I got to the Hangzhou bus terminal where Triston, a young Chinese woman, greeted me. She called over a taxi for us to take to the hotel and it was already midnight. We arrived at the hotel (with no wifi!!) and I was told that because I came late ill be sleeping alone and wont meet anyone until tomorrow. This lack of welcome to China is definitely taking its toll. Feeling extremely homesick and just hope that this doesn’t set the tone for the rest of the ...
... 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 ...
... get to the lake side and risk our lives on a weird bike on the busy roads with mad Chinese drivers and motorbikes. We hastily pedal the bike back, deciding to walk round as much of the lake as we can before heading back to the station.
The lake is pretty, with pagodas and a mystifying mist. There are lots of casual walkers (all who like to give us a good stare look up and down and occasionally asking to take our picture, the umbrella ...
... 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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