Super 8 Zhenjiang Dashikou
Travel Blogs from Zhenjiang
... have never had any formal education, but lease out their land. Alf's landlady seems to be an the old woman down the lane, who keeps chickens and lives in a shack from where she hires out bikes!
We went out to eat with an American couple we'd met on the boat earlier. On the menu were roosters testicles, and, and no we didn't try them.
The next day, we explored the local area, walking along by the river to a couple ...
We have noticed the amount of exposed electrical wiring in
the countryside as well as the cities and not a lot of evidence of the
underground wiring we are used to on the roads in NZ. Also on buildings under
repair and construction the fragile looking scaffolding that we did not think
would pass OSH here!
Arriving at Guilin again we went to another of the
inevitable 'show and sell', this time sea and fresh- water pearls, ...
Yangshou is noted for being the most picaresque place in China and rightly given. On the bus ride there we went through some stunning scenery, paddy-fields, mountain ranges and lush jungle.
However, Yangshou town centre can only be described as the Chinese Magaluf on drugs! Swarming with Chinese tourists and literally thousands of shops, restaurants and bars, not quite what I was expecting. We had signed up to a pretty full program of exciting activities thou so I ...
... the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).
I will let my photos speak for themselves but have to say that this was a beautiful spot and it is no wonder that it is the highlight for many visitors to Yangzhou. We spent several hours wandering around the various attractions with Melody telling me all about the history in English while at the same time testing me on my Chinese characters to read the signs. I think it was great practice for both of us!!
Nest stop was ...
... br> Zhenjiang Museum houses some interesting displays of artefacts relating to the cities and surrounding area’s history. This is a national key protective relic unit and was the Former British Consulate. It consists of a group of five Western-style buildings. Its elegant, red and black brick architecture covers an area of more than 3,000 square meters with 1,000 square meters for exhibition. The interior is well preserved in its original style with wooden stairways and ...