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... 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 ...
Yesterday, we travelled 80km down the River Li, from Guilin to Yangshuo , a small town which has become a popular tourist attraction over the last few years.
The landscape is very spectacular, with limestone columns and pinnacles towering up from the bamboo covered plains. They are called Karsts, and because of their strange shapes, have been given fanciful names, such as ' Grandad watching an apple', Snail, Goat's ...
... on their faces. Wei told us that many of them had probably never seen young Americans before, so we made their day just by being there.
We then visited a Doctors office, where we met with a 73 year old doctor who is still practicing chinese medicine. He gave us a brief description of how chinese medicine works. I was amazed how just by feeling a pulse with 3 fingers, and using different combinations of pressure, he could tell you just about ...
On our second day in Taizhou, we woke up early and headed out to observe and learn Tai chi from masters of Tai chi. It was such a beautiful way to start the day, watching tai chi along the river, below beautiful traditional architecture towers. At first they made us get up and try to follow along.. we felt pretty ridiculous, and everyone probably got a kick out of us, because we had no idea what we were doing. All of the people that we were learning from ...
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