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Postcard from Hangzhou (and Travel Quiz is back!)

on September 27, 2012

Hello 🙂

How has your week turned out to be? I hope it has been a great one for you and you will have a peaceful weekend.

As promised, this Friday note is on my trip to Hangzhou. It’s a city famous for its scenic lake and gardens, about an hour away by express train from Shanghai. A very kind friend has made the time to take me there and show me around. It was cloudy, foggy, and drizzling. But, it took nothing away from the trip as I had a great time walking around the vast West Lake area. I bet it looks dead gorgeous in the spring (and dead crowded too). It was still beautiful in the fog, with certain melancholic nuance about it. I got a number of photos too, which I am sharing with you here.

So, this marks the end of my postcard series. I don’t know if I will still be able to send this note on a regular basis beginning next week. But, I will try hard to. Because I enjoy this and it’s therapeutic for me 🙂 (yes, I have a mental disorder called “itchyfeetophrenic” – it’s when one must travel for fun on a regular basis or he/she will go crazy). But before that, let’s see how good you are (especially the ones who travel a lot) at recognizing airline logos. The last image is the wing of the plane that took me home from China. Name the airline. (Piece of cake, right? :D) First one with the right answer will get…something.

Have a lovely weekend with your loved ones! (..and to my AZ buddies IVR and EDB, I’m gonna miss you two goofs very much!)

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The starting point of our long walk at the West Lake.

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Saw this scenic bridge on the way to a restaurant that my friend was so eager to try. Turned out she made an excellent choice!

20120927-220633.jpgJingci temple as seen from the top of Leifeng Pagoda.

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The view from the top of Leifeng Pagoda.

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The flowery pond. It’s the home of hundreds of fat fish, fed by thousands of tourists. See the orange color on the water? That’s them.

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A tour of the West Lake can be good for your health. You can walk and have fresh clean air or ride a bike…I wonder what the sign by the side of the road means tho…hm…

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Your travel quiz. O, how I love the window seat...

Cheers,
Grace

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2 responses to “Postcard from Hangzhou (and Travel Quiz is back!)

  1. Steven says:

    Awesome photos …

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