Shangri La Hotel Hangzhou
Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
... were cleared to the side to make more room to dance, and a cake was ordered from the other side of Hangzhou for the midnight celebration....not a bad 21st birthday.
The next morning we groggily woke up for our 2 hour bus ride to Yi Wu and tour of Mengna sock factory. Mengna is a famous Chinese brand of sock, and we were taken all around their production facility. We noticed on our way in there was an employee of the wall shrine very similar ...
... Chinese man. What a warm welcome to China! He had no idea where he was going and had me running all over the place trying to find the shuttle bus. I was a sweaty disgusting mess but kept telling myself "its all part of the adventure, you’ll laugh about this later." I finally made it to the shuttle bus but was not told which stop to get off. Mr. Gao ran away without giving me more than a ticket and a phone number to call. I tried to explain that my phone ...
... a huge crowd watching and clapping along and taking photos!! Next we went to a restaurant called Grandmas Kitchen (where it is a 2 hour wait because it is the best place in town, we hadn't realised but one of the other guides hadn't come with us because he queued for the 2 hours to get us a table!) The food was really good (other than having the chicken head left in the pot of chicken....and ordering vegetable dishes for the ...
... sweeteners, which is ok but lacks the power of the real stuff.
Buzzing we make our way to our entrance gate and board our supersonic missile looking train. We will be in Hangzhou in less than an hour and escalate to speeds of 297km/hr.
Arriving at Hangzhou east station, we get a taxi across town to the West Lake. Here we stop for lunch to keep us going for the cycle around the lake. After lunch of pizza and salad (very Chinese) ...
- met up with Johnny Hoo, had a fantastic evening - American style dinner at a pub - yelling for the server to come over is an acceptable practice here - Johnny recommended looking into Hong Kong and Singapore - learned of Jamie's old nickname fagtard - hangzhou west lake area is absolutely fantastic, hands ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service