Xinzhou Haiwan Hotel Shaoxing
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... police for biking on the wrong path. After the lake, I decided I'd try and visit a tea village. What ensued was my first real travel mess up of the trip. I picked up a tourist bus, but either took it in the wrong direction or missed my stop, which I only realized when I got to the terminus. By the time I was heading in the right direction (possibly) stuff was closing...but I did get to see bamboo forest and fields of tea...from the ...
Took the fast train of 300kph to Hangzhou, west of Shanghai. A smaller city of nearly 9 million people with a much more laid back and friendly atmosphere. Pretty trees, a beautiful lake and everyone out walking with their kids as it is school ...
... motorcycles, scooters, bikes, and pedestrians. The light just turns green and you go. Driving is insane, there might as well not be any lanes painted on the road. Driving here is kind of like a cat, "if it fits, it sits", so "if it fits, it goes"... and sometimes not even if it fits it still goes. But the taxis are pretty cheap which is good.
There are a ton of markets around here, so we went to the supermarket to get food to keep ...
... Rick and I hopped on bikes and enjoyed a ride around and through the Westlake area. We road across Su Causeway which is 3km long and dates back to 1189. We fought our way across, dodging people, bikers, and mini trolleys ferrying tourists across the causeway. It was chaotic and challenging but we stuck it out. After finding a place to lock our bikes we took a turn around Prince Park. There were some very nice water features and some beautiful ...
... the lake. Their famous dish is “beggars chicken”, so named because a beggar had made it and the Emperor smelled it and wanted to taste it and loved it so much that he hired him to cook for him. It is cooked by wrapping it in lotus leaves, then in clay and baking it. It was delicious.
The final treat for the day was the beautiful light and dance show, performed on a stage that is just inches below the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
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