Crowne Plaza Hangzhou Xanadu Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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By the time we finished breakfast, our bags were loaded on the bus and we were off to see one of the two Chinese "Paradise Cities". The Crowne Plaza was on a lake in a remote area outside of the city. It was a beautiful, modern hotel with great lake views, but since we got in so late, we could only enjoy the location at breakfast.
I haven't seen the chair of my dissertation, mentor and friend, Cynthia Franklin in more than 12 years and we happened upon each other in China of all places. She was travelling through the country conducting trainings. We were lucky enough to meet up in the beautiful Hangzhou - a short train ride from Shanghai. The lotuses were in bloom so we were treated to a feast for the eyes and soul. It was a beautiful day and so wonderful to catch up with an old friend and ...
... Coke, egg salad sandwiches and kit kats, amongst the Chinese offerings. Our flight is of course delayed by at least two hours, but China has taught us to expect that. Tonight we stay over in Nagoya and plan to catch an early bullet train to Kyoto in the morning. Looking forward to the next phase of our trip. Sending love from the Shanghai airport. Thanks again for the comments. They warm our hearts as we begin to yearn for the creature comforts of ...
... new friends setting up their tables and food out on the pavement, so we moved outside and had a fabulous evening watching the world go by and exploring the stalls. The stall right in front of the restaurant was selling scorpions, spiders, centipedes and snakes - my first sight of exotic food in China!
A really lovely afternoon and evening!
... that were merely for appearance (reminds me of the pool at the Lily Hotel.) When Dan asked for a Jameson's the bartender looked at the bottle and apologized that he didn't have any. The bar had an appealing set up with different colored bottles lit up but who knows how many were filled with real liquor. Even more amusing was the Star Wars commemorative plate hanging on the wall instead of the usual fake World Cup trophies bars here like to display. We then walked ...