Romantic City in the Rain
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August 30th, 2004 – by: Geofan
Very interesting is one museum â€“ an old pharmacy. We learned about traditional Chinese medicine and especially itâ€™s cures, nothing very special, who doesnâ€™t use dried gall bladder or placenta or serpent skin every once in a whileâ€¦
Anyway, the West-Lake is a very nice scenery for Tâ€™ai Chi or various dances, I didnâ€™t care waking up at five in the morning and take the bike over to the West-Lake, Iâ€™ve never experiences such a flair, neither in Europe nor the other places I have travelled. For breakfast we returned to the hotel, afterwards we started our tour. The bikes were much to small, it was raining and the road to the tea-plantation went uphillâ€¦ passing a mile-long tunnel was also a new experience. Since the rain didnâ€™t stop our lunch break extended to more than three hours. Of course we couldnâ€™t wait for our tour guide and the last of the group, so we kept our speed on our way back. We even had decided to wait for the others none came. When we finally arrived at the hotel, we werenâ€™t the first â€“ our tour guide new a shortcut and the group that tried to follow us ended up getting lost in downtown (they arrived an our later).
Two things were left in Hangzhou, visiting another Buddhist-monastery and the trip to the airportâ€¦
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