Zhejiang Narada Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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I haven't seen the chair of my dissertation, mentor and friend, Cynthia Franklin in more than 12 years and we happened upon each other in China of all places. She was travelling through the country conducting trainings. We were lucky enough to meet up in the beautiful Hangzhou - a short train ride from Shanghai. The lotuses were in bloom so we were treated to a feast for the eyes and soul. It was a beautiful day and so wonderful to catch up with an old friend and ...
... architecture, if that's what turns your crank. I repeated my Big Mac meal experience of a few days prior and then we went off to the highlight, an excursion to the silk factory. It's actually really interesting to see the machines unspooling the silk fibres that make up the cacoons of the dead... They kill them :( ...silk worms. Each cacoon produces 1 kilometre of fibre and it takes 8 fibres to create the required diameter of silk thread. ...
... new friends setting up their tables and food out on the pavement, so we moved outside and had a fabulous evening watching the world go by and exploring the stalls. The stall right in front of the restaurant was selling scorpions, spiders, centipedes and snakes - my first sight of exotic food in China!
A really lovely afternoon and evening!
... joining our team so I will continue to be Ally laoshi. I tried a sandwich shop on Yongkang for lunch one day and am hooked. It was the Avocado Gentleman at Funkadeli and had mozzarella and grilled veggies- delicious. I've included a picture of the pool I swim at as well as the gardenia bushes outside my apartment. They are a welcome change in smell from the public bathrooms down the street from us. Saturday after work I stopped by one of the fake markets (Han City) ...
... Six Harmonies Pagoda and wandered through the surrounds. Our guide explained the history of the building and it's relevance to the local area. We then headed to a tea plantation where I discovered that there is a lot more to tea than I realised. After a tasting of the fragrant and mild spring pick green tea we even got to chew the tea leaves as they are quite mild and good for your health. The tea we ...