Hong Lou Hotel
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We left sunny Shanghai and travelled along the freeway for a few hours to reach the ancient historical capital of Hangzhou, one of 8 capitals in China's history and the home of our sister school, No14 Hangzhou Middle School.
We arrived and were invited to join the senior students celebrate International Day in the school Gym. The students ...
... an expensive souvenir!
As we wound our way up a narrow, steep path, our guides described some of the history of tea culture and told stories of local folklore of which there are always many! One of them tells as follows: Longjing tea was granted the status of "Imperial tea", in Qing Dynasty by Chinese emperor Kangxi. According to the legend, Kangxi's grandson Qianlong visited West Lake during one of his famous holidays.
He went to the Hu Gong Temple under the ...
... to view some of the ancient bridges.
How peaceful the evening was! I have been to, and written about other water towns which were a hustling, bustling area of shops and tourist commerce. This was not the case here. It was a quiet peaceful neighborhood where the houses just happen to be along the water and connected by these extraordinary ancient bridges. As we quietly wandered around we saw families gathered around tables having their dinner. A few were watching TV. Our ...
Barely took any photos in Hangzhou as it ****** it down most of the time we were there but here are a few. Hangzhou isn't much of a wintery place really as most of the activities are based around the lake. We attempted to walk around it on my birthday but got soaked through so went to a silk museum instead. I told you it was three wet and wild girls let loose in China...We made up for the ****** weather by going for some real nice food at a restaurant called Grean Tea restaurant though. ...
... whisked upstairs to a small room. Down the hall a wedding reception is in full swing. We can smell the cigarettes and hear the music and singing. When the meal comes, it’s OK, but not up to the usual fare we’ve shared before. We’re obviously in a pork region since pork seems to be the major meat of the meal. Yuck. Meal finished, we’re glad to be out of there and on our way back to the hotel. Tomorrow’s another full day with a drive to Shanghai. Whew! ...