Best Western Hangzhou Meiyuan Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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... we are finding it a little jarring but we are getting there, while grumbling a little I admit, but with lots of smiles and a few glares instead of just shoving back we seem to be getting the hang of surviving in China.
The food here is again just fantastic, especially the street food, Paul found crabs, deep fried in batter, on a stick, three on a stick to be precise, all for 10 yuan which is just ...
... and we were treated to a glass of April tea. The second stop, the picturesque West Lake, was said to have been created from a pearl dropped by a phoenix and a dragon. The gardens are spectacular and we were surrounded by many visitors, most of them Chinese. After lunch, our third stop was in Hangzhou where we visited an Herb Museum. The pharmacy was built by a wealthy man ...
... to the entrance of the park to visit the little stores and get a snack. Bruce and I entered the Lingyin Si temple to see the over 20 metres Buddha built in 929. The whole complex was quite impressive but the highlight o the temple was the huge Buddha. Also quite impressive was the Ligong Pagoda which was built in 625 almost in the middle of the complex. The pagoda was quite small but still neat to see considering how old it was.
We left sunny Shanghai and travelled along the freeway for a few hours to reach the ancient historical capital of Hangzhou, one of 8 capitals in China's history and the home of our sister school, No14 Hangzhou Middle School.
We arrived and were invited to join the senior students celebrate International Day in the school Gym. The students ...
... to the hostel, grabbed our bags and made the journey to the station by metro instead of the nice relaxed taxi journey we'd been envisioning. We just made it and had the added bonus of having bought first class seats (a bit wider, more leg room and decent armrests) for our short journey back to Ningbo. Sadly I left one of my purchases on the train - a special mat you paint on with water to practice characters but I'm sure I'll find another in due ...