Xuan Yuan International Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... which gave me a brief bit of time to recuperate. The scenery on the way up was quite pretty. When we arrived at the hostel, Bill set off on another hike while I settled in to rest my weary legs for a bit. We agreed to meet up later at a peak about 40 minutes away from the hostel to catch the sunset. When I arrived there, the number of people gathered to photograph the sunset was unbelievable. Probably a couple hundred. But the clouds got in the way and everyone left. Bill and I had ...
... tea leaves to brew 12 to 15 small pots of good black tea this way, all with excellent flavor. You never let the hot water sit with the tea leaves, as this ruins the tea and the tea leaves. Fine quality tea never leaves residue in a cup, nor does it leave lines (most tea from tea bags certainly seems to, which must say something about it). Brew green tea with 190 to 200 degree water, instead of full boiling water, and allow it to stay with the ...
After such a wonderful evening, we sleep in and have one more lovely breakfast at the Peninsula, before getting ready to head to our next destination. Before we go to the airport, we will take the time to tour Shanghai’s Old Town area, which leads to the Wu Gardens, which are one of the four most famous gardens in China, and were built by a private family patriarch over 400 years ago.
The gardens sit on only 5 acres, but are so ...
... that would take us half way up the mountain.
Once the cable car stretch was completed, we had to walk a further 2 hours up to our hotel (The Shilin Hotel) on the mountain. This would be by far our most expensive accommodation as we learnt that everything literally gets carried up the mountain by porters and there were many steps to navigate.
The walk ...
... mountain so that we could get an early start, where we packed the clothes and food that we needed for three chilly days up on the mountain into my 33L rucksack and Lily's even smaller one, leaving the majority of our stuff at the hotel. We were intending to hike up the Eastern steps, but with the bags being fairly heavy and thick blankets of fog/rain, we cheated and got the cable car up. During the half an hour ride, we saw absolutely nothing: that is until a ...