Qinghu Holiday Hotel
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... country of their choice and then provided their peers with a snapshot of the culture of the country. In addition to these activities our students performed their much rehearsed chinese song which was well received by the crowd. Later they all danced with the Hangzhou students and enjoyed the festive atmosphere.
Then it was off to sign off ...
... Mountain and was presented with a cup of Longjing tea. In front of the Hu Gong Temple were 18 tea bushes. Emperor Qianlong was so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred these 18 tea bushes special imperial status. The trees are still living and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for more money per gram than gold.
True story! ( apparently)
Besides the spectacular views all around us as we were enveloped by the tea terraces, I ...
... said that by 8 pm all lights would be out and most people retired for the night.
Back at the hotel we had another lovely meal (minus the stinky tofu!) and spent a fun night chatting with the all the ladies in our international group.
The next day we toured the childhood home of the famous Chinese author, Lu Xun. I am not too familiar with this author but Janny, our tour guide did an excellent job of weaving stories of this family’s history including ...
Barely took any photos in Hangzhou as it ****** it down most of the time we were there but here are a few. Hangzhou isn't much of a wintery place really as most of the activities are based around the lake. We attempted to walk around it on my birthday but got soaked through so went to a silk museum instead. I told you it was three wet and wild girls let loose in China...We made up for the ****** weather by going for some real nice food at a restaurant called Grean Tea restaurant though. ...
... However, I completely disagree. The culture shock hit me right then and there in JFK airport, in the city that I’ve called home for 23 years. I noticed cultural differences right away. For example, in America, we expect people to respect our personal space and if they don’t then its our right to give them an attitude. In Chinese culture, it’s completely okay for four people to stand over a sleeping white girl speaking loudly with a hand on the back of ...