Sunday, April 01, 2007


This weekend, I made my first excursion out of China to the "small town" (over 6 million people) of Hangzhou. My all-too-brief visit consisted of a loooong bus ride, boating on West Lake where bats flew overhead like seagulls would at the Pacific Ocean, eating yummy duck, a ridiculous club and an early morning hike around Lingyin Temple. Overall, breathtaking. I'll let the pictures do the talking...xianshang! (That's Chinese for "enjoy"...yeah! I'm learning!)

P.S.-- On the way there, I saw this awesome nuclear power plant. And although it's unclear in the photo, there's a stream directly on the left and a housing complex 100 meters or so on the right.