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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 ...
... which was up a steep hill. The room was for 12 people, and had an ensuite, which was a bonus as the shared toilets were what we call in Greece "Turkish toilets", and even included toilet paper. Over the past 20 days we have learned that taking toilet paper for granted can land you in a ****** situation. Pun intended.
The optional activity for the day was the aforementioned tour of Chairman Mao’s summer house which was preceded by a ...
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 ...
... behind them intricate different paths that don't always work well together. These thoughts push me to think about our society and our contradictions which are difficult to catch since I am submerged in them. As one of my old anthropology professors said in one of his brilliant book ("Noi primitivi" - Francesco Remotti) we need to do a "giro lungo" (long tour) meeting different cultures, going far away from our house to better understand ourself.
... got to see an original emperor gown (which the company bought back from an auction house in Japan - part of the spoils of the war) as well as a replica. The replica took 3 years to make. Wensli also provided the Chinese athletes at the Beijing Olympics their formal outfits, for the female dress (per dress) it took 12 sewers and 6 months to create. We then had the opportunity to visit the historic pedestrian street ...