Huaqiao International Hotel
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Today main schedule is slim Xihu located in the south of yangzhou very beautiful in April these days. The city flower of Yangzhou Qiong glower broom for only ten days in April. We are very lucky to see it because of higher temperature. The restaurant "食为天” is delicious and worth of money average rate for one person CNY 60. Great first day ...
... hotel, The Li River Retreat, is a 20 minute walk out of town, a small, family run place with lovely views over the river and mountains. It's owned and run by a very energetic Australian, Alf, who was a tour guide, then manager for years, in China, married a woman from Guilin, ran a restaurant in Yangshou first, then sold it and started up the hotel. Apparently, the people who make most money here are the landowners, many ...
... we finished with the animals and rides we headed home with ice lollys. I had the best ice lolly i have ever had, it was yummy fruit ice around jelly! Brilliant invention!
Then we went back to grandmas for yet another feast! There were so many people we had to create makeshift tables and places to eat! Oh and i discovered yummy peanut flavoured milk, cousin Benjamin's worst nightmare! The usual eat this eat this occured but this time i was safe eating dumplings, including kung ...
Unfortunately Barrie has been unwell and is struggling but
bravely carrying on where he can. A couple of others in the group have also
been feeling unwell so we presume the same virus. Sharon is so caring and
escorted us to a Chinese pharmacy last night which was an experience in itself!
Very old fashioned and little boxes on the walls containing medicines. So a bit
of trust in our tour ...
That night we all meet in a bar for drinks. Karaoke is definitely the entertainment for the Chinese and after 2 hours of Lady Gaga our group member Pete form Burnley said to the owner 'I am sick of Gaga have you got any Beatles?'. Much to our surprise they put on the whole collection ending in some drunken karaoke, cocktails and merriment!
The last day we all boarded bamboo rafts for a river trip. At the start we were asked of we wanted water ...