Hanzhou and Westlake
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I drove two hours from Shanghai to Hangzhou on the 25th. Part of the reason for coming to China is to see the businesss opportunities, which will be the main focus of this entry.
We had lunch with Suren's old buddies at a fairly snazzy restaurant in downtown Hangzhou. They told me Hanzhou is one of the richest and THE highest average income in China. This is mainly due to the high percentage of self employed people. The street were filled with high-end automobiles and the fashion forward dress. Suren's friends were extremely kind and offered us idea on where to go. Alex, a Bechtel Engineer and Zhang Hao, a real estate developer based in Nanjing recommended going to West Lake. We took a boat on the water and heard stories from one of Zhang Hao's friends.
We went to a hotel that was built inside a stadium. The hotel was clean, but the decor was kinda cheesy. On the wall were framed pictures of football players running and javelin throwers javeling--they looked like those stock photos when you buy a picture frame. It was spacious. I had this habit of not sleeping in China (too excited? jet lag?). So I read Schopenhauer.