Hangzhou

Hangzhou

Hangzhou turned out to be exquisite, it was the place high-ranking officials went for holidays. It also had the strangest street signs we'd ever seen; signs that announced "Do well in sanitation, build up socialist civilisation" and "No spitting, a spittoon". They attached signs like these to lampposts all over the city.

Train Journeys

Train Journeys

We had heard about a place just south of Shanghai that we were keen to visit. Hangzhou is the capital of China’s Zhejiang province and has been celebrated by poets and artists since the 9th Century, we wanted to witness the beauty and tranquillity of the area.

The Bamboo Forest (Yangshuo)

The Bamboo Forest (Yangshuo)

A favourite place of ours to have a picnic was in a bamboo forest - a 30 minute walk from the village.  It was exquisite and slightly surreal with the constant groaning of the trees as they moved in the gentle breeze.

Jamming in Yangshuo

Jamming in Yangshuo

We have been introducing our Daughter to the work of Wes Anderson and last night we watched The Darjeeling Limited.

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