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We left sunny Shanghai and travelled along the freeway for a few hours to reach the ancient historical capital of Hangzhou, one of 8 capitals in China's history and the home of our sister school, No14 Hangzhou Middle School.
We arrived and were invited to join the senior students celebrate International Day in the school Gym. The students ...
... Mountain and was presented with a cup of Longjing tea. In front of the Hu Gong Temple were 18 tea bushes. Emperor Qianlong was so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred these 18 tea bushes special imperial status. The trees are still living and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for more money per gram than gold.
True story! ( apparently)
Besides the spectacular views all around us as we were enveloped by the tea terraces, I ...
... bribery, and bankruptcy as we wandered through the immense gardens and courtyards. Look for the miniseries coming soon!
A short boat ride through the town took us back to our hotel. Because Chinese New Year is fast approaching, a typical site outside many homes and businesses is fish, ducks, and other animals being dried in preparation for the New Year’s feast!
Our final stop was at a well-known Rice Wine Farm and factory. The owner conducted the tour himself ...
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. ...
... to the hostel to play some pool for a little while then I headed off to bed, the next day I was travelling to Huangshan to Hike some Mountains and all the walking of Hangzhou had worn me out.
I really liked Hangzhou and would likely visit again if I was in china, I feel it had a lot more to offer than Suzhou and there was a lot less construction and noise than Suzhou. Tomorrow I head onto Huangshan to hike the Yellow Mountain, so I’ll say bye for ...