Travel Blogs from Zhenjiang
We were just about turfed out of our YHA room, today as before we were even packed or ready to leave at 7.30am, the next occupant was at the door ready to move on in. After a hasty packup, we left our luggage in storage and went to have breakfast.
We then caught a train to Xuana Lake and had a quick tour of its 5 islands before buying some souvenirs and taking a walk along ...
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, ...
Unfortunately Barrie has been unwell and is struggling but
bravely carrying on where he can. A couple of others in the group have also
been feeling unwell so we presume the same virus. Sharon is so caring and
escorted us to a Chinese pharmacy last night which was an experience in itself!
Very old fashioned and little boxes on the walls containing medicines. So a bit
of trust in our tour ...
Yangshou is noted for being the most picaresque place in China and rightly given. On the bus ride there we went through some stunning scenery, paddy-fields, mountain ranges and lush jungle.
However, Yangshou town centre can only be described as the Chinese Magaluf on drugs! Swarming with Chinese tourists and literally thousands of shops, restaurants and bars, not quite what I was expecting. We had signed up to a pretty full program of exciting activities thou so I ...