Putuoshan Green Business Hotel
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We arrived in Ningbo (our stop over destination on the way to Putuoshan) without a hitch. The weather was freezing cold, but we didn't have to walk far to the hostel so we didn't suffer too much.
There's not really a lot to say about Ningbo. It is a 'small' city and our hostel is by a lovely park and lake called 'Moon Lake'. The centre of …
Some memories from today (in case the pictures don't download again!) include
-monks in orange robes walking around the island
-no other obvious Westerners
-monks in grey pjs who "How do you do?-ed" me
-cinnamon trees and gingo trees common
-interesting side strees with folks washing clothes, entertaining babies, or cleaning their fish
... me of big, loud restaurants in Hong Kong as a child with round tabletops and the lazy Susan's that spin.
We got back in time to take a quick nap before heading to a Sports Hotel that has a series of gyms. Linda and Jack's friend, Alex, reserves a badminton court for 2 hours every Sunday and there's a group of friends that meet up. Alex wasn't there, but I met some of Linda and Jack's other friends. I was itching ...
On a map the island looks pretty small. For the most part you can walk across the island pretty easy. Though you will get very tired by the end of the day. A weekend on the island is just about the right amount of time to spend on the island. During that time you can climb the main mountain on the island. It requires you to climb 1,000 steps. They say that it takes 30 minutes but most people in the group did it in ...
*side note: Shan= mountain
Putuoshan is one of those places that everyone dreams about. It's the Chinese fantasy that every tourist thinks of when reading about China. The Buddhist Island I visited over the weekend is an example of China long tradition of Buddhism.
When visiting the island one gets a sense of how China’s Buddhist tradition has remained free from the ideals of New China. Putoshan is an ...