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Went for an early morning walk around the lake by the hotel before having breakfast in which the restaurant also overlooked the lake.
Then drove to the tea plantation, a demonstration and information about the various grades of tea and its health benefits. We had a sampling of organic green tea which was quite palatable. We were also told about polyphenol which is extracted from the leaves and sold in ...
Went to a village at Wuzhen in Hangzhou ( population of 8 million people). Our tour included a stop at a Batik workshop where you watched the creation of a batik design. China has learned quickly from U.S. Marketing. After the tour you exit into a gift shop! Having ...
... beauty and the fascination with elaborate, modified and constricted nature: pears grown with the shape of a Buddha face, fruit that looked like apple and tasted like pear, contorted and moulded bonsais, big fish in small bowls. In Hangzhou the beauty of the lake and the green hills coexist closely to the huge city with it's pollution, tower blocks and noisy, beeping traffic jams. China is complicated and fascinating; a clash of different aims ...
... got to see an original emperor gown (which the company bought back from an auction house in Japan - part of the spoils of the war) as well as a replica. The replica took 3 years to make. Wensli also provided the Chinese athletes at the Beijing Olympics their formal outfits, for the female dress (per dress) it took 12 sewers and 6 months to create. We then had the opportunity to visit the historic pedestrian street ...
... to the travel agency), has been providing us with western style (seems to mostly be Italian) meals with Chinese for dinner. I think it has been a good balance for the students. Today is the Moon festival day - a family day. Most have left the cities to return to their home towns. 'The Company' was kind to bring us moon cakes, which is the traditional food for the holiday. Much like ...