Chinese tourist blurb
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I arrived very late in the night and wanted to go to the HI youth hostel but no taxi driver wanted to take me to there. Now that's a novelty; a Chinese not willing to make some money. Anyway I ended up in a minivan of a Chinese that was doing some groceries there. I had to pay Y30 after some haggling, he wanted Y50, for a ride of 5 minutes. I didn't know the hostel was that close to the station. So I handed him the "hard" earned Y30 and told him that it would bring him nothing but bad luck and misfortune for him and 3 generations after him. All he said with a smile; "thank you, thank you". Hahaha I thought the Chinese were really supersticious and debunked that myth or he didn't speak and understand English very well.
"In Heaven there is Paradise, on earth Suzhou and Hangzhou".
After seeing Suzhou I didn't really understand this Chinese tourist blurb but after seeing the scenery of the west lake in Hangzhou I was beginning to understand. Although I still don't know why Suzhou is there. The west lake is immense and I couldn't see all of it but what I saw was really nice and probably every picture or painting I've seen of a lake in China must be of the West Lake.
In the hostel I meet Jeroen a fellow Dutchman and we decide to climb Huangshan or the Yellow mountains as we westerns like to call them.