Shangri La Hotel Hangzhou
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... memorandum of understanding between our schools with Principal Rose. This is a formal ceremony where both principals sign an agreed understanding to continue our sister school relationship and exchange gifts.
Later in the afternoon after school had finished we met our host student and then it was off to spend the weekend with our host families.
We soaked up the scenery, snapped pictures and reluctantly made our way back down to the Ying family restaurant and tea farm. Here we were served a delicious, local lunch on an outside patio with views of the tea plantation around us.
After lunch we learned about and observed how the tea leaves are processed after picking .All teas come from the same plant; the Camellia sinensis, which I thoroughly photographed earlier today. It is how the leaves ...
... that are held in place by empty floating Coke and Sprite bottles. All through the countryside the lakes are filled with rows of these bottles. A very strange site until we learned why. The mussels are left in the nets for 2-4 years or more. The longer the time, the bigger the pearl! During this time the mussels are cleaned and water is circulated to keep the mussels alive and healthy.
When it is time to harvest, the farmers collect the mussels and bring them to a ...
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. ...
After enjoying some dim sum on the east bank overlooking the lake, I planned my route for the day. The lake at 2.5 sq miles is a bit much to circumnavigate during a single day particularly if you want to enjoy the walk around and visit some of the attractions. I decided to cover about half of the lake today heading from the central east bank where I was staying around to the north. Fortunately the mist that had been covering much of the lake it ...