Arrived in stunning Hangzhou, China and shall never forgot amazing, beauty of the West Lake

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Slow Travel in Distant Places

China Hangzhou Westlake, buildings China Hangzhou Westlake, buildings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

China Hangzhou Westlake

China Hangzhou Westlake, gate
China Hangzhou Westlake, gate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: West Lake, Hangzhou, China English: West Lake, Hangzhou, China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

China Hangzhou Westlake, buildings China Hangzhou Westlake, buildings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: West Lake in Hangzhou, China. English: West Lake in Hangzhou, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Leifeng Pagoda as seen from West Lake in Hangz... Leifeng Pagoda as seen from West Lake in Hangzhou, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The 310 Km per hour, bullet-train,  silently came to a halt at Hangzhou. We disembarked wearing our rucksacks and trailing our “wheelie” cases. Getting down three flights of steps was a challenge but there was a flat surface at the edge of the steps which we assumed was designed for “wheelies”. As we arrived at the ticket barrier, a commuter train discharged all its passengers, and were suddenly surrounded by many thousands of people – the wheelies kept people from pushing in front. We then had the fun of finding our guide.

Our guide Carl, (not his real name)…

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