Hangzhou and West Lake Information

posted on 17th of november, 2015

A few years ago I went to China and ended up in Hangzhou. To be honest I wasn't supposed to go there. I wanted to go all the way up North but the only train tickets available were for standing room and the ride was 50 hours long from Beijing so I told myself next time!
If you ever get a chance to go, Hangzhou is beautiful. With its West Lake and tea plantations, there are many wonderful photo opportunities for every season. The easiest way to get there is from Shanghai on the high speed trains which will take about 90 minutes. Driving it's a little over two hours.
The transportation around the city is quite good as they have lots of busses that take you to the lake. The tea plantations are a little harder to find (or certain ones are anyways) but if you have a day or two to poke around, it's certainly...

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Posted by Alenalazareva on November 19, 2015
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 18, 2015
Nice photos and thanks for sharing!
Posted by Wxh6763 on November 18, 2015
opinions are unique !

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A Great Souvenir Idea For Photographers

posted on 26th of november, 2015

After you've been traveling for a while, you start to accumulate many random kick-knacks from batiks to bowls. And your friends and family may sigh and say "yet another _______"? The truth is, when you have traveled, a lot souvenirs start to look the same. I've found very similar socks and mittens in both Kathmandu and Peru which made me question about where my gifts are actually coming from.
For me souvenirs are a little bit about the culture, not something that's mass replicated.

So what is a good gift then?

Maps and magazines. Maps because there are so many uses for them (and you can get some really amazing ones as well) and magazines because it shows the local culture. And let's not forget photography. Lots and lots of amazing pictures! The trick is though is to get them right before you...

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Posted by Pedrovenancio72 on November 28, 2015
I enjoyed excellent idea this kind of picture, and gets a nice visual .. well I will have to walk the newsstands .. Thanks, Angela's Ostafichuk
Posted by Perstock on November 27, 2015
Ha ha, yeah so damn right!
Personally i got "mapomania" - and talking about Peru, an interresting one is from the Nazca-lines...
Posted by Wxh6763 on November 27, 2015
I like maps and magazines. Of course and another something I like too.

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