Yangzhou Xiyuan Hotel
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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 ...
... climbing up the hill, most of which I failed to recognise!
The river was very busy, with lots of small bamboo rafts, smaller boats, as well as countless ferries like ours chugging up and down the river.We were told that , in the high season there would be twice as much traffic. Hard to imagine, as although the river is wide, the deep part is actually quite narrow.
We saw a few water buffalo along the banks, ...
... 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 ...
... night, and were given 2 hours to ourselves to observe and sketch. Over the course of this trip, I came to really enjoy these times when we were able to break off from the group and explore on our own. I found that i was always so inspired and amazed by what I found. I had forgotten how much I could enjoy sketching outside of class. I chose to sit by a bridge and sketch a pong/swamp area that had a small house, trees, and a temple in the background. It was ...