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Visiting the Hoefmans in Hangzhou

This time around we stayed overnight at the Hoefmans after we missed the train the last time!  It was H.O.T.  But the West Lake is sooooo pretty. SO MUCH GREEN.  and so much EFFORT put in to maintain the greenery.

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Visiting the Hoefmans in Hangzhou

This time around we stayed overnight at the Hoefmans after we missed the train the last time!  It was H.O.T.  But the West Lake is sooooo pretty. SO MUCH GREEN.  and so much EFFORT put in to maintain the greenery.

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The Sloans in Shanghai

It is always an honour and a very touching thing when someone comes just to visit you.  And that too from another country, another continent. Aline, we have been friends since we were 20 something!  Although the semester we met,

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The Sloans in Shanghai

It is always an honour and a very touching thing when someone comes just to visit you.  And that too from another country, another continent. Aline, we have been friends since we were 20 something!  Although the semester we met,

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Guilin Long Ji Rice Terraces and Zhang Jia Jie

  After several nights in Yang Shuo, T moved us to Guilin and booked the SHANG RI LA!!!! At 600 RMB!!!!I thought, I’m probably never ever gonna book a shangharila, and def not at this rate – so why not! 

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Guilin Long Ji Rice Terraces and Zhang Jia Jie

  After several nights in Yang Shuo, T moved us to Guilin and booked the SHANG RI LA!!!! At 600 RMB!!!!I thought, I’m probably never ever gonna book a shangharila, and def not at this rate – so why not! 

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Yangshuo / Guilin

We had been in China for 6months and hadn’t really gone out of Shanghai.  Tom, rather last minute (as usual), bought us a trip to Yang Shuo / Guilin… in the MIDDLE of JUNE.   As we arrived Yangshuo by

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Yangshuo / Guilin

We had been in China for 6months and hadn’t really gone out of Shanghai.  Tom, rather last minute (as usual), bought us a trip to Yang Shuo / Guilin… in the MIDDLE of JUNE.   As we arrived Yangshuo by

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Shanghai Longhua Temple

To explore our new hometown.   Tom took us to Long Hua Temple.  It turned out to be quite easily accessible by subway, and it was STUNNING.  like the Renssaince Buddhist Temple.  It also happened to be Quan Nin’s Birthday so

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Shanghai Longhua Temple

To explore our new hometown.   Tom took us to Long Hua Temple.  It turned out to be quite easily accessible by subway, and it was STUNNING.  like the Renssaince Buddhist Temple.  It also happened to be Quan Nin’s Birthday so

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One Spring Day in Shanghai

One fine spring day in Shanghai, exploring our new city.  Walking around Jing’An Park, taking in the spring flowers, and ending with a delicious dinner at the seafood wholesale market.

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One Spring Day in Shanghai

One fine spring day in Shanghai, exploring our new city.  Walking around Jing’An Park, taking in the spring flowers, and ending with a delicious dinner at the seafood wholesale market.

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Xi Tang Watertown

Tom said he was here back when he was living here.  And the town was back then…empty.  You didn’t even have to pay to walk through the town.  Now, they’ve made a gate, and you have to pay 100 RMB

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Xi Tang Watertown

Tom said he was here back when he was living here.  And the town was back then…empty.  You didn’t even have to pay to walk through the town.  Now, they’ve made a gate, and you have to pay 100 RMB