Ramada Plaza Riverside Hangzhou
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... and continued on our walk before driving back to the hotel.
Back to the hotel for a short rest then eight of us went into town by taxi. Lots of buildings with decorative lighting, lots of neon lighting and massive televisions on the sides of buildings. We went into a large shopping complex, similar to large complexes at home but more modern and quirky displays. The only night I didn't have my camera on me.
Went to a village at Wuzhen in Hangzhou ( population of 8 million people). Our tour included a stop at a Batik workshop where you watched the creation of a batik design. China has learned quickly from U.S. Marketing. After the tour you exit into a gift shop! Having ...
... natural purification water way: a long thin water garden. The idea is that the water is purified as it passes through the plants. Bushes, small trees and flowers decorate the edge of the river and wooden bridges allow the visitor to pass from one side to another. The landscape is beautiful and seems to embody the classical refinement and delicate approach that characterised the relationship between nature and intellectuals in the old China. The ...
Our final day in 'mainland China'. A slower pace today. We started with a guided tour of the Wensli Silk Company who also own Mark Rozier (Paris fashion icon). The tour was mostly about the history of silk in China as well as the different uses. The Vaughan's thought we were seeing a factory floor in action but this turned out not to be the case. Lost in translation. The artwork created using silk was just beautiful. ...
What a mission getting on the train was this morning. 20 suitcases, some of which are a lot heavier than at the start of this trip, and no space to store. It was a bit like playing Tetris with some of us having to place our bags at our feet, resulting in Buddha like seating positions. At least it was only a one hour train ride. We arrived in Hangzhou, and headed for lunch. 'The Company' (as ...