Ibis Hangzhou Xiasha
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... Coke, egg salad sandwiches and kit kats, amongst the Chinese offerings. Our flight is of course delayed by at least two hours, but China has taught us to expect that. Tonight we stay over in Nagoya and plan to catch an early bullet train to Kyoto in the morning. Looking forward to the next phase of our trip. Sending love from the Shanghai airport. Thanks again for the comments. They warm our hearts as we begin to yearn for the creature comforts of ...
... new friends setting up their tables and food out on the pavement, so we moved outside and had a fabulous evening watching the world go by and exploring the stalls. The stall right in front of the restaurant was selling scorpions, spiders, centipedes and snakes - my first sight of exotic food in China!
A really lovely afternoon and evening!
... that were merely for appearance (reminds me of the pool at the Lily Hotel.) When Dan asked for a Jameson's the bartender looked at the bottle and apologized that he didn't have any. The bar had an appealing set up with different colored bottles lit up but who knows how many were filled with real liquor. Even more amusing was the Star Wars commemorative plate hanging on the wall instead of the usual fake World Cup trophies bars here like to display. We then walked ...
... keep pollution down within the city.
We ended the day by heading back to the lake for a short cruise. One thing that happens to me is that people like to have a photo with me, as I am a westerner. It's very sweet when they ask, although I was a little confused when it first happened. This happened to me on the boat again and I thought it was quite fun.
Today was a fabulous day.
... spoke English. As you do in these situations, the few Westerners set up a small communication network and shared any snippets of information we were able to glean from various sources. Apparently the Chinese also had no idea what was happening so we just stayed alert to ensure we didn't miss the gate. Luckily there was a break in the weather and we made it on to the plane. Ultimately the wait wasn't that bad but of course it was very boring.