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... delicious. The thing that immediately differentiated this city from Shanghai was the green. EVERYWHERE you look it is green. Even though it is still a massive city, there are gardenscapes and massive trees everywhere. There are little flower pots lining the medians and big trees hanging over bridges that cover pretty little rivers. It is so pretty. The smell seemed to dissipate quickly as we moved away from the train station... thank god! We walked for about ...
... it was also a far more pleasant experience, and
funnily enough there was a "foreign expo" going on, complete with more tents and a stage with
some eastern Europeanesque dancers and dancing. I bought a slice of cake (like a swiss roll
but not as sweet of course it wasn't,
the Chinese just ...
... beforehand that causes them to reject my application. Weds was a great day, as before going to the visa centre I was able to meet up with the Hangzhou au pairs from my orientation group, 2 of whom I hadn't seen since the day I was picked up by my host family. We met at Wulin Sq and went for a wander around the very high end shopping mall there. Then we got the bus to Lopair (they had mandarin ...
We got an icecream, and I finished the others noodles (typical Arklow woman that I am), so we would have the energy to walk the 40 minute causeway to see some other sites. It was really nice, and there were many beautiful scenic spots along the way.
We had a good meal at a lovely restaurant with a view, which included:
- The all famous beggar's ...
... to come out and for the first time ever were nearly together. Outside we were met by our new guide, Jack, a diminutive Chinese guy with jam-jar glasses but very good english and a cheeky sense of humour to match. Looking no more than 18, he is in fact 27, married and with a baby on the way. The car, another Buick which seem to be everywhere here, was newer than the others and we were told later that the driver has a very rich wife. The drive to the hotel took about an ...