Zhenjiang Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Zhenjiang
... 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 ...
... villages where new houses were being built. The land around the villages was like a giant allotment, with lots of neatly tended plots, as well as fields of rice. They grow lots of satsumas and grapefruits which look like enormous yellow pears here.
Alf is a great source of local knowledge, and entertained us over lunch, with stories of the goings-on with the other hotel owners, the police, the other expats who,live here. ...
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. ...
... All went without incident and everyone cooked a pretty amazing meal that we all then enjoyed together. Even Matt's meal was edible and really rather nice.
Pretty tired we went for a couple of beers at the local rooftop hostel and then bed.
The next day was cycling through the local villages. I have not been on a bike for 20 years and was not best pleased! I got on and wobbled down the road much to Roses concern! She instantly offered me a helmet ...