Qiong Du Hotel
Travel Blogs from Yangzhou
Friday June 14th was our last day in Taizhou. We started the day by traveling to a nearby, small city to learn about chinese medicine practices. It was really great that Wei got us out of a city to learn about this, so that we could get away from all of the modern medicine and hustle and bustle. The "pharmacy" that we first went to took you back in time the moment you stepped in. The walls are lined with small drawers filled with different herbal medicines. ...
... were all in their 70's or older, and still were more balanced, flexible, and composed than any of us. That's something I really noticed here.. Many of the elderly people are very self sufficient, and very active. They appear to just be in overall better health than back home. I really believe that the lifestyle choices that the Chinese make lead to longer, healthier lives.
We then traveled back to the park and gardens where we had dined on ...
... not receive many visitors due to location, and Wei fears it will be closing within the next year. Therefore, we all feel pretty lucky that we were able to visit before this happens.
After a short lecture, we returned to the hotel to get ready for dinner. On wednesday night, we dined in a private garden, within a large, beautiful park that was shut down for the night except to us. We had ...
... in flat like accommodation. It was mostly families and then there was an old person building, but it was not a care home!
We took the lift (thank god!) to the 11th floor and then we were greeted by a crowd of people who were all related to shuya in some way and had come to have dinner with us! Now i quickly learnt that people in china are either insisting that i eat something or i sit down and preferably both! You soon learn not to decline! But its awkward when an old lady gets ...
We have noticed the amount of exposed electrical wiring in
the countryside as well as the cities and not a lot of evidence of the
underground wiring we are used to on the roads in NZ. Also on buildings under
repair and construction the fragile looking scaffolding that we did not think
would pass OSH here!
Arriving at Guilin again we went to another of the
inevitable 'show and sell', this time sea and fresh- water pearls, ...