OK another weekend has passed me by here in China ! seems time is speeding up now as the countdown is for the trip home.
Last weekend went to Hangzhou, about 1.5hrs train ride from Shanghai, kind of south west. Train booted along at about 140km/hr and i think we peaked out at about 17okm/hr at one point - the ride was smooth !!
The big attraction is West Lake - as usual lots of Chinese tourists - sorry no big shots of the crowds. Did take a cable car up the mountain to local Budhist Temple - no pics allowed inside, though did a walk through and got my fortune told. In the pics you can see West Lake in the distance with the city peaking out in the haze - yes the dang haze killing pics of anything far away.
Its big attraction is a spot for wedding pics - from I have found out most couples will get at least two sets of pics taken. One being traditional Chinese clothing and style and a second set done Western Style - white dress etc.
Ok I think there is money to be made as a Westerner being a wedding photographer !!
heres a view out the hotel window - nothing like seeing your Grandparents underwear drying when you open the curtains first thing in the morning LOL. Hanging laundry to dry is a very Chinese thing, most people do not have a dryer in their apt.
Goangdong is farthest south that I will be going, different look and feel should be interesting.
So am figuring at least one more update before I hit the happy highway home. The Shanghai Ranch will be shutdown soon. Much sadness