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Monday 22nd of September 2014

Hangzhou (Wanghu)

City: Hangzhou
Province: Zhejiang
Month/Year of Travel: Nov 2000
Travel Route in China: Hong Kong via China Southern airlines to Hangzhou; Flew from Hangzhou to Guangzhou
Name of Hotel: Wanghu
Comments about Hotel: Very hot in the rooms in Nov. Nice gift shops on the ground floor. A camera shop next door offers reliable same-day developing.
Office or Orphanage: QuZhou Social Welfare Institute.
Sights to See in this city: Silk factory a few blocks away with great gift shop; boat tours and walking along West Lake; an absolutely gorgeous park where they hold a chrysanthemum festival in the fall.
Baby supplies can be purchased at: Local department store. For baby shoes we took a cab to the downtown shopping area to more upscale department stores.
Places to eat we liked: We had fabulous meals at several local restaurants, all selected and ordered by our guides. Near the notaries office a few blocks away - TCBY and Haagen Daz!
Things you ought to know while staying here: Next to the notaries office is a Chinese bookstore where we bought children's picture books - perfect for when my daughter starts Chinese language school in a few years.

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