The Great Wall Hotel
Travel Blogs from Zhenjiang
... the Xianshanlou International Hostel (YHA).
The hostel was at the Xijin Ferry area a very old part of town that had a very strong English and German influence evident by German beer halls and very British-like architecture. We wondered around the area that is juxtaposed with an old city wall above which stood a beautiful temple on the hilltop.
We bunkered down, a male was also placed in our all female dorm room ... go ...
Today main schedule is slim Xihu located in the south of yangzhou very beautiful in April these days. The city flower of Yangzhou Qiong glower broom for only ten days in April. We are very lucky to see it because of higher temperature. The restaurant "食为天” is delicious and worth of money average rate for one person CNY 60. Great first day ...
... cormorants, which are still used for fishing. They have rings put around their necks, so when they catch the fish they can't swallow, and the fishermen can retrieve the fish. Hopefully a practice which is dying out!
Yangzhou was a dirt poor village up to a few years ago, but is now rapidly expanding, with houses, hotels and shops being built. Streets full of restaurants and shops selling all sorts of touristy ...
... we finished with the animals and rides we headed home with ice lollys. I had the best ice lolly i have ever had, it was yummy fruit ice around jelly! Brilliant invention!
Then we went back to grandmas for yet another feast! There were so many people we had to create makeshift tables and places to eat! Oh and i discovered yummy peanut flavoured milk, cousin Benjamin's worst nightmare! The usual eat this eat this occured but this time i was safe eating dumplings, including kung ...
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. ...
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