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Asia » China » Zhejiang » Shaoxing January 17th 2009

Hey guys, apologies for the delay in updates, internet access has been sporadic at best and I've been trying to get over this flu which has been plaguing me, but since I'm now back in Fuzhou I should be able to finish everything I need to do and recover. So anyways - here goes. We arrived in Shaoxing on the 5th of Jan - its a city of a population of around 4.3 million. The city is most famous for the being the birthplace of Chinese novelist Luxun: "Lu Xun (traditional Chinese: 魯迅; simplified Chinese: 鲁迅; pinyin: Lǔ Xùn) or Lu Hsün (Wade-Giles), was the pen name of Zhou Shuren (traditional Chinese: 周樹人; simplified Chinese: 周树人; pinyin: Zhōu Shùrén; Wade-Giles: Chou Shu-jen) (September 25, 1881 - October 19, 1936) is one of the major Chinese writers of ... read more
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Shaoxing

Asia » China » Zhejiang » Shaoxing August 27th 2005

180rmb/night got me a spacious top floor back corner room in a three star hotel overlooking lush green Fushan park. Complete with complimentary teas, a shower cap, a bubble bath and a sauna to keep me entertained while the electrical storm pelted the city centre just outside my ridiculously large aquarium windows. I hadn't planned on Shaoxing but exiting from Huangzhou's bus station, having just arrived from small-city Tunxi and its quaint surrounding villages, I felt put off by the crowds and the thought that any kind of sightseeing in the area was going to be a pre-packaged sorta deal, myself just a cog in an endless chain of tourists filing around Xi Hu, reacting as prescribed to the many wondrous pavilions and temples and nearby tea plantations. Had it been the low season... Shaoxin was ... read more
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