Travel Blogs from Yangzhou
... your body. The whole idea of eastern medicine is very interesting. It really revolves around the idea of prevention, rather than waiting for something to happen and then treating it. I truly believe that it has some truth behind it. I do, however, believe that the best way to be healthy is to combine eastern and western medicine.
We decided to spend our final night in Taizhou getting massages, and then going out! Of course the hospitality continued, so ...
... 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 ...
... served us fruit, noodles, and tea during the massage. It was really the royal treatment!
It was such an interesting experience to be treated like VIPs everywhere we went. I loved Beijing, but arriving in Taizhou was such a welcomed change of pace. It felt great to slow down a little, and feel like we were accepted and welcome within a community. We all fell in love with Taizhou that very first day.
... all of these dumplings! It was soo much food! Typical china! They really do live to eat!
In the afternoon i went to see Alissa's house, now the downside was she lived on the 21st floor and the lift wasn't working! Her flat was the most homely home i've seen in china, it had a sofa and everything! After a tour and some milk we headed off to a place that was clearly designed for me! We went to Suzhou Farming Cultural Garden! Which was a huge place full of animals including ...
beautiful lunch near the hotel and a walk from there back to the hotel.
Barrie was by this time in need of bed so the three of us
walked back to the shopping street and also explored the large department store
and its eight or so floors of everything imaginable. Out to another restaurant
for dinner (sans Barrie) and then to a cormorant show.
To control the birds, the fishermen tie a snare near the
base of the bird's throat. ...