Xi Tang 西塘

29 Dec 2013

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After the morning breakfast, we took a cab to Hangzhou railway station, where we bought our train ticket to Xi Tang, via 嘉善南. It was during this time I felt every single penny worth I spent on my Deuter 55+10.  Hangzhou railway station was an old station, there was this part where we had to lug our luggage down staircase, Yes, no escalator. Without it, it was just impossible for me to manage 2 trolley bags (We still brought 1 trolley bag with us).

After about 30 minutes train ride to 嘉善南, we took a cab for RMB 100 to reach Xi Tang 平桥. I knew very well at RMB 100, it was on the high side (Our cab fee from Xi tang back to same train station cost us RMB 70), but at that time, I was more than willing to pay the extra. You just could not imagine the second we stepped out from the train station, the strong wind that greeted us was brutal, it was not something a child could bare. The cab ride took about 30 minutes, about 20 over km according to the cab driver, not that expensive if you think about it.

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Hangzhou 杭州

27 Dec 2013

After the success in self-organized trip to Li Jiang, I started to get the thrill of organizing trips. Frankly, it is never an easy task. It entails endless nights of surfing travel web sites, travel blogs, hotel booking sites and of course, the forever reliable google maps. I have to say all these efforts pay off however, as with sufficient information on hand, most of the doubts one cast when touching into foreign land are cleared in advance, e.g. how much would be the taxi fare from Airport to Hotel?

It took us 5 hours to reach Xiao Shan Airport from LCCT. We already foresee the cold winter that welcome us, popping into the cab, the cab driver said today is the coldest day in this week, at about 2 degree celcius in a cloudy afternoon.

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丽江 22 Mar 2013

22 March 2013

早上0530,已从睡梦中醒来。今天可是咱们上梁山••••不,是玉龙雪山的大日子。0600,舒琪(其实是有点象

舒琪的客栈工作人员)在半睡壮态给我们 Morning Call。心里有些许紧张,因害怕登山时会患上高山症。现在回想起来,觉得当时也太过紧张了吧,我总共穿了六件衣服(包括外套),并带着氧气筒。不过当时可不是那么想,只怕自己会在山上出事。

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