Zhenjiang Grand Hotel
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... the Xianshanlou International Hostel (YHA).
The hostel was at the Xijin Ferry area a very old part of town that had a very strong English and German influence evident by German beer halls and very British-like architecture. We wondered around the area that is juxtaposed with an old city wall above which stood a beautiful temple on the hilltop.
We bunkered down, a male was also placed in our all female dorm room ... go ...
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 ...
... hotel, The Li River Retreat, is a 20 minute walk out of town, a small, family run place with lovely views over the river and mountains. It's owned and run by a very energetic Australian, Alf, who was a tour guide, then manager for years, in China, married a woman from Guilin, ran a restaurant in Yangshou first, then sold it and started up the hotel. Apparently, the people who make most money here are the landowners, many ...
beautiful lunch near the hotel and a walk from there back to the hotel.
Barrie was by this time in need of bed so the three of us
walked back to the shopping street and also explored the large department store
and its eight or so floors of everything imaginable. Out to another restaurant
for dinner (sans Barrie) and then to a cormorant show.
To control the birds, the fishermen tie a snare near the
base of the bird's throat. ...
We arrived having some free time so we did some pretty mundane chores including sorting out our banking and doing the laundry. Unless you have travelled you can never appreciate the feeling of fresh, clean clothes, a shower and a western toilet with paper!
Late afternoon we were met by our Yangshou guide Rose, a lovely Chinese lady who looked after us for the rest of our stay alongside Dragon. We were booked into a local cooking class which I ...