Motel 168 (Yangzhou Wenchangge)
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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 ...
... and desks have old abacuses that the pharmacists still use when calculating and filling prescriptions.
We then walked around the town through small alleys and roads, observing daily life. Because it was a smaller city, we were very alien to them. It was actually cute, when we got off the bus, swarms of elderly people approached us, and they just kept coming. They all just stood around and listened (even though they couldn't understand us) with the ...
... site to see.
After eating yet another huge lunch, we returned to our hotel to rest and work on our papers. It was around this time when we all started to panic a little bit about how quickly the deadline was approaching for our 10 page papers. We all were so caught up in the experience that it became very hard to find the motivation to do schoolwork.
We then had another lecture presented by Wei, followed by the best.dinner.ever. We ...
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