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Lead: In Yuan Dynasty, Hangzhou, China was praised as "the most beautiful and luxurious city in the world" by famous Italian traveler Marco Polo. Hangzhou's luxury diminished nowadays, but its quality of elegance and spirituality becomes more charming. If one can only go to one place to travel in your entire life, then please go to Hangzhou.
Whether you are in a hurry to depart ...
This time I am going by train. sometime soon I will upload a few photos, I took the overnight train, (2pm in the afternoon to 7:30am in the morning) from Hangzhou to Shenzhen, then a quick hop across the border and metro to Wan Chai where the Visa office is.
... I also teach classes of 12 or fewer students in the evenings and on the weekends. Kindergarten here has 3 levels. The youngest level has students that mostly are at the height of my knee.
The students always share their food with me; it is both sweet and disgusting. Most Chinese children don't use soap when the wash their hands, and they sneeze and cough into their hands. Then, they very kindly offer you a ...
... br> The hostel was in a beautiful area, about 15 minutes walk to West Lake, which Hangzhou is famous for. The lake was worth visiting - it was beautiful! And saying it was beautiful does not do it justice. It was GORGEOUS! Sigh. We had been told that there are always too many people there, but we struck it lucky. There were a lot of people, but it wasn't overwhelming. We hear that it takes about 5 hours to walk around the whole lake, which is in the middle of the city. The ...
... be horror!
Besides the beautiful area around the West Lake, Hangzhou surely has some “normal Chinese city quarters” with office skyscrapers and huge apartment blocks to host the majority of the more than six million inhabitants.
All-in-all our visit to Hangzhou has been nice and relaxing. It was a worthwhile stop, although I experienced it be not Chinese but rather like an artificial relaxation-park.
Next stop: Hong Kong