Zhejiang Narada Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... country of their choice and then provided their peers with a snapshot of the culture of the country. In addition to these activities our students performed their much rehearsed chinese song which was well received by the crowd. Later they all danced with the Hangzhou students and enjoyed the festive atmosphere.
Then it was off to sign off ...
... of creating black and oolong teas. This is done by "firing” and hand turning the leaves in a huge, super-hot, metal wok. The farmer gave us a firsthand demonstration of this technique and encouraged anyone interested to give it a try as well. Robert was brave enough to risk burning his hand, and the scrutiny of the entire tour group to roast some tea leaves. He assured me that the wok was indeed very hot!
After our tea processing was complete, we headed back into ...
... plant. Here many workers sit on low stools with knife in hand and piles of mussels at their feet. They break the mussel open and throw it behind them, where another row of workers scrapes out the body of the mussel along with the pearls that have grown inside. This pearl-mussel “slop" is dumped into a machine that separates the 2,and the vat of pearls is then dumped into a huge vessel where the pearls are bagged and driven to the inside factory for further production.
Barely took any photos in Hangzhou as it ****** it down most of the time we were there but here are a few. Hangzhou isn't much of a wintery place really as most of the activities are based around the lake. We attempted to walk around it on my birthday but got soaked through so went to a silk museum instead. I told you it was three wet and wild girls let loose in China...We made up for the ****** weather by going for some real nice food at a restaurant called Grean Tea restaurant though. ...
... realized we had probably get our onward tickets to Xi'an as soon as possible. The tickets for the 16th, the day we wanted, were already sold out. After too much trouble to mention, we asked the hostel if they could just go ahead & book a train for the 17th instead:
"We can, but we don't purchase tickets until 9:30 pm. By that time, there will be none left, as there are only 17 now."
"Well, that's not helpful."
"You might want to just go to the train ticket booking office ...