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At Long Last….

Well, these are pretty long overdue at this point, but I’ve finally gotten my photos up from Shanghai, where I spent two and a half glorious weeks on a temporary assignment, and Hangzhou, where I took a trip over a long weekend that happened while I was in the area. For any fellow China hands (or future China hands) that might be reading this, I unreservedly recommend making the trip to Hangzhou at some point. I was there on a national holiday weekend, and while the place was hopping and public transportation was crowded, the area right around West Lake wasn’t crowded at all, and it was a great place to wander around, relax and take some pictures. There’s a lot to see (I didn’t get to see it all in one trip), and the people I met there couldn’t have been nicer. So definitely check it out. All of the photos can be found on my Flickr account, but here’s a couple from Shanghai and a couple from Hangzhou:

The Bund
The ultra-modern Shanghai skyline

Jingci Temple
One of the pagodas at Jingci Temple, a Buddhist temple in Hangzhou

Busy, Busy
A flurry of activity at a traditional Chinese pharmacy in Hangzhou

A shopfront in the Tianzifang area of Shanghai

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There are 4 Comments to "At Long Last…."

  • Lu says:

    Great pictures. Hangzhou is one of my favorite places too…If you haven’t already been to Suzhou or Zhouzhuang, I highly recommend those as well.

  • Diplogeek says:

    I was going to try to get to Suzhou, but it just didn’t happen when I was there. I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to get up there again, though, so maybe next time!

  • Miriam says:

    You take great pics! Sounds and looks fascinating.

  • Diplogeek says:

    Thanks! Shanghai was very enjoyable and definitely a nice change of scenery. I’ve been lucky to get a chance to see a fair amount of the country so far, but it’s so big, there’s plenty more places to go.

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