Hanzhou--what typical tourists will never see
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The 90-minute foot massage and full body massage (stop thinking dirty!) I had last night (only 70 RenMingBi) did not help me sleep at all, and I guess it was not the intent. Next day was extremely hot and humid, with light rain throughout the day. I am getting used to the air here (think steam room with the smell of smoke everywhere). We left early to avoid traffic, which we obviously hit on unpaved, unmarked roads.
We eventually stopped at a narrow, brick-paved road. Apparently, Suren's friend had asked someone to give us a tour of this residential community called Greentown. In the beginning, it didn't seem like much. Rent-a-cops at the entrance, some newly planted saplings, the HOT, humid and heavy Fog (sorry). But when we entered.
Wow. Just Wow.
At night we had dinner with Suren's dad friends. From what I could understand from conversations, it seems they are significant players in China's booming real estate development, with a Shanghai golf course coming online next year.