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WEST LAKE: Lotus land

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Hangzhou, Sights On October 27, 2005 0 Comments

Chinese people eat a lot of lotus. Lotus root, lotus seed, lotus paste, lotus leaves (wrapped around sticky rice) — it all comes from this plant! I had… Read More »

HANGZHOU: Dragon Well tea

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Hangzhou, Sights On October 26, 2005 1 Comment

In the hills surrounding Hangzhou’s infamous West Lake grows the famous Dragon Well green tea. Chinese emperors and poets have praised it for centuries. Many people believe it… Read More »

HANGZHOU: Vegas, baby, Vegas

In CHINA, Hangzhou, Sights On October 24, 2005 0 Comments

Moving south, we spent some time in Hangzhou, a pretty city just two hours from Shanghai but without the smog or constant traffic jams. And only Hangzhou can… Read More »