Weekend in Hangzhou March 21st 2012 This weekend, Lauren and I decided to head down to the city of Hangzhou. It took us about three hours by bus to get there. It is the capitol of Zhejiang province and home to about 8 million people. It is also the location of UNESCO World Heritage site 西湖(West Lake), and where China’s most coveted green tea is grown.
We arrived on Friday afternoon and stayed in an old part of the cit ... read more
Asia » China » Hangzhou For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more