SSAW Hotel (Yilian)
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Went for an early morning walk around the lake by the hotel before having breakfast in which the restaurant also overlooked the lake.
Then drove to the tea plantation, a demonstration and information about the various grades of tea and its health benefits. We had a sampling of organic green tea which was quite palatable. We were also told about polyphenol which is extracted from the leaves and sold in ...
... to Shanghai.
The journey was rather forgettable. A few moments were chuckle worthy, particularly as the evening’s optional pub crawl was outlined. A particular highlight was the promise of “shots directly into your mouth” from one of the tour guides on the party bus.
Upon arrival in Shanghai the sheer physical size of the city was the single thing that really hit you about 45 minutes into entering it. It ...
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 ...
... and kids gathered around the ponds and pools spread throughout the park. The real attraction are the impressively big and long fish living there... check the pics!
The touristy part of Hangzhou and the old centre has been preserved from the crazy run to the modernity that is characteristic of this particular Chinese time. From my (Marta) perspective this city highlights again the two souls that I found in China: the simplicity of ...
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. ...