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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 ...
... cormorants, which are still used for fishing. They have rings put around their necks, so when they catch the fish they can't swallow, and the fishermen can retrieve the fish. Hopefully a practice which is dying out!
Yangzhou was a dirt poor village up to a few years ago, but is now rapidly expanding, with houses, hotels and shops being built. Streets full of restaurants and shops selling all sorts of touristy ...
... all of these dumplings! It was soo much food! Typical china! They really do live to eat!
In the afternoon i went to see Alissa's house, now the downside was she lived on the 21st floor and the lift wasn't working! Her flat was the most homely home i've seen in china, it had a sofa and everything! After a tour and some milk we headed off to a place that was clearly designed for me! We went to Suzhou Farming Cultural Garden! Which was a huge place full of animals including ...
... the birds from swallowing larger fish,
which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a
cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back
to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. Though cormorant fishing once
was a successful industry, its primary use today is to serve the tourism
industry. We wondered what the SPCA would think of this in NZ! As said, mainly
just for tourists.
... both cats and dogs strung up like the pigs and cows. You could get very upset by this (I did) but I guess you have to accept that this is a different culture and accept it.
Laden with goods for our cooking class sans cat and dog we walked to the restaurant for our cooking lesson.
The cooking lesson was amazing! We all went to the kitchen and donned our Chefs hat and aprons! We cooked 3 dishes, Beer Fish which was Catfish in beer, Go Bang Chicken and ...