Xiang Xue Hai Hotel
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We woke early and from the room and balcony we watched the sun grow stronger in the clear air on the mountains opposite, while a fisherman quietly punted himself about just below the weir. Enjoying the cool morning air, we went down and had breakfast beside the river and were surprised to see punts starting to drift past even at this early hour. It was the Chinese national holiday so I think people were starting early to beat the crowds. Packed and ready by 11am, we realised ...
... Anyways for want of anything better to do, I signed up and off we were on the way to Zhi 'nan the following saturday...
If I tell you now, once you have looked at the pictures - that the place was a bit of a dissappointment, you wouldnt believe me! I dont believe me, now that I see the pictures again (below)...
To get to Hangzhou Lake required a 5.30am start so we were up really early. We had to do that to make all the bus and several train connections for the more than 150km journey to the lake. We eventually got to the Hongquiou (sp?) terminal where the fast train for Hangzhou left from. At 8.00am the train left and soon we were reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h although the ride was so smooth you would hardly think you were going that fast. A scrolling sign kept everybody informed ...
... The rain stopped for exactly an hour and that was the time to make our first moves. It was really good. Unfortunately we couldn’t hear much what our professional Tai Chi teacher told us as the waterfall behind us made too much noise but it was great fun and the scenery was amazing! I might go for a second ...
So "Little Al" has been planning a trip to Hangzhou--then to Xihu lake--then the mountains west of the lake and their Tea villages. Folks, this is a long long bike ride for a fat old guy to attempt. After 22 miles into the trip, we get to ride up mountains and see the tea villages! a prospect I was not enjoying the idea of. But since I had nothing else to do I decided to try it.
We started at our favorite bike shop where my trusty ...
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