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  1. Ready for a new hiking? The first half of the hiking route is forest dirt road, and the last half is called Jiuxi 18 Stream, you can dabble in here. The route is not difficult for hiking, and the traffic is convenient, it is suitable for weekend exercise and leisure. The whole trekking route is around 10 km. More info: Trip Infomation ** Difficulty: Medium 2/5 ★★☆☆☆ ** Start:Liuheta Culture Park 16 Zhijiang Rd, Xihu Qu, Hangzhou ** End:Jiuxi bus station Jiuxi Rd and Zhijiang Rd intersection ABOUT THIS TRIP ** Time: Every Sun. ** Time/Point - Time: 10:00 AM. - Point: Liuheta Culture Park ** Total time - 5 hours EQUIPMENTS - Hiking Shoes - Water (At least 1L) - Sports Clothes BOOK NOW [please send me private message for my contact information]
  2. I am Jon Kasimov, 27, and I will be starting my PhD at Zhejiang University this September. Since most of you guys have already experienced the ups and downs of living, working and studying in Hangzhou, I guess it would be wise to ask for your advice and suggestions. Can you guys please share some of your thoughts on living and studying in Hangzhou? I would very much appreciate your time and efforts and I do look forward to meeting you and becoming an active member of Hangzhou Expats group. Thanks very much.
  3. Air Quality

    Hi. We are looking to move to Hangzhou in September. I'm looking for personal experiences regarding the air quality. How has it impacted your life in Hangzhou? Is it something you worry about a lot or is it just a passing thing you prepare to deal with when you have to? Does it regularly effect your travel plans and your outdoor activities? My boys are 5 and 8. Both had asthma as a child. They both use medication when they have cold but are other wise are all right. We are coming for a place with alot of outdoor activities and great air quality. So I'm wondering if it will be more of just a cultural adaptation (were we just learn to enjoy indoor activities and city living) or if it might be a bigger deal (we have to stay inside or it could have a negative in-pact on our health). Thanks so much. :)
  4. Watertowns near Hangzhou

    Hi All, am looking to visit Nanxun, Xitang, and Luzhi from Hangzhou and water to see if anyone have been to these towns. My main question is how to get there and should I spend the night at each place. Thanks in advance!
  5. Hello everyone, I am Andy Chen who is engaging in Architecture and Interior & Exterior Decoration. I am Chinese,yes. Cause I love building but not majoring in this part, I want to meet either Chinese or foreign guys interested in this area. I am familiar with Hangzhou and many projects, such as G20 Summit Conference Hall, Leifeng Tower, Shanghai Disney Park, etc. If you want to communicate with, plz contact me on wechat (djfz3344). Of course, you can ask question below this passage on the comment area. Really nice to see your passion.
  6. Hi all Just wondering if I can fly my pet into Hangzhou airport or does it need to be a larger airport?
  7. travel & share language skills

    Hi, boys and girls. I'm a French learner and I live in Hangzhou at present, recently I've got a new idea about learning a language -- travel in the nearby cities and exchange language skills. If you are happen to be learning chinese, and I am learning french at the same time. ¬_¬ Funny things will happen. As I am quite familiar with cities in China especially the Yangtze River Delta, I can show you around. Cites such as Shanghai, Jiaxing, Suzhou, Hanzhou and so on. Don't worry, hard mode is OK to me, I've traveling to T1bet on my bicycle before, so I can deal with anything. Here comes the most interesting part. HOW DOES IT WORK. While traveling, if we are visiting a place, for example "a commercial street", you tell me in chinese "商业街", I will modify if it's wrong. Then I tell you in french “une rue commerciale”, and you modify it if I am wrong. In a word, I speak unskilled french and you speak unskilled chinese. It will be hard to communicate but we are practicing hard and last all the day. So far, these are my ideas, you can tell me your ideas also. It will be a fantastic and high efficient way to learn a new language. Also, if you want to travel with several people from different regions, that's also interesting, worth to try. Waiting for your news.
  8. Here is a guide (with pictures) for how to use the Chinese version of Uber. Additionally, the same advice here works for Didi APP as well with only a slightly different interface. Hope you guys find this convenient! Cheers! Jun Ming http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MjM5MjI1MDc0Mg==&mid=2651559472&idx=4&sn=98fa186e1561ebff608b9e2078732997&chksm=bd5618298a21913fc34c17741cd4f6d0e2543b1b22bf084a8d507f16e31da2f652b2b23e3af0&mpshare=1&scene=2&srcid=1122PPTgkC2RckERaW7qcAtU&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0#wechat_redirect
  9. I'm selling a large travel suitcase/bag, designated for airplane travel. I aquired it just about 3 weeks ago for my flight home, but turns out I won't need it. It was not used at all. Just arrived from the shop and then stored in my room. Decathlon price is 200¥, I'm selling it for 150¥. Equiped with wheels and ergonomic handles on all sides. Telescopic handle concealed on one side. Soft shell - Very lightweight, 70L volume. Fell free to contact me on WeChat for photos and details. My id: crowbarowner
  10. I'm trying to get plane tickets to Lasa, T1bet on Ctrip but it refused my order because I don't have a Chinese ID So i rang up customer service and they told me to contact the airline's ticketing office and get it through them. I then called the airline and they say I need some kind of a permit before I can purchase em tickets... But the internet says HK residents don't need that permit no more!!! Anyone from HK who's been to T1bet lately? or knows a travel agent who can sort it out?
  11. Traveling in China

    So, I know that foreigners on a tourist visa need print offs of their itinerary and their travel plans for the cops. I assume Laowai with residence permits don't need to worry about that, and can go almost anywhere without plans or worrying, as long as they have their passport and residence permit. Can someone confirm for me?
  12. Top 10 things to see in China?

    Hi guys, Just wondering what your top 10 favourite things that you have seen in China? The 10 must-see attractions (aside from the obvious Great Wall. Terracotta Army. Forbidden City)
  13. Hello everyone, I'm planning to take on a cycling adventure this August. destination is Qingdao, trip duration 7~10 days, with a daily average travel distance of 90~140KM, and stops to enjoy the scenarios and/or explore. accommodation: camping. for now it's just me, once i find at least one partner we can plan the route and work the details. if you're interested [please send me private message for my contact information]
  14. Travel Writers Wanted

    HELLO THERE! Wondering if you can get paid to Travel? …Well look no further! We are a start-up company aiming to provide authentic local travel insights for foreigners wanting to travel to China. Harnessing the power of the internet, we are seeking adventurous travellers/writers/bloggers/dog-lovers to contribute to our site. If you have travelled around China, we want to hear from you! If you … - Have extensive travel experiences in any parts of China, from Hong Kong to Hohhot - Passionate to share your amazing stories with us, and everyone else - Love to write!! ..… okay, love is a strong word, don’t hate writing? But wait, there’s more! You will get handsomely rewarded with RMB 100 for every 1-page English (désolé/lo siento, English only) article on different cities, towns, villages, yurts on rolling fields of inner-Mongolia that you absolutely adore and want to tell the world about!! Did you just get paid to travel? Yes you did! Of course, we’re looking for AUTHENTIC articles, so the only catch is it must be your own experiences written in your own style. Interested? [please send me private message for my contact information] Cheers, and have a great trip while you’re in China!
  15. HELLO THERE! Wondering if you can get paid to Travel? …Well look no further! We are a start-up company aiming to provide authentic local travel insights for foreigners wanting to travel to China. Harnessing the power of the internet, we are seeking adventurous travellers/writers/bloggers/dog-lovers to contribute to our site. If you have travelled around China, we want to hear from you! If you … - Have extensive travel experiences in any parts of China, from Hong Kong to Hohhot - Passionate to share your amazing stories with us, and everyone else - Love to write!! ..… okay, love is a strong word, don’t hate writing? But wait, there’s more! You will get handsomely rewarded with RMB 100 for every 1-page English (désolé/lo siento, English only) article on different cities, towns, villages, yurts on rolling fields of inner-Mongolia that you absolutely adore and want to tell the world about!! Did you just get paid to travel? Yes you did! Of course, we’re looking for AUTHENTIC articles, so the only catch is it must be your own experiences written in your own style. Interested? [please send me private message for my contact information] Cheers, and have a great trip while you’re in China!
  16. G’day! My name is Zhui and I host the English-speaking travel show ‘Travelogue’ on CCTV NEWS. And guess what? Our next project will be in Hangzhou! There, we’ll be filming two 30-minute episodes, which will be broadcast internationally during the G20 meetings this year. Currently, we are looking for one expat from each G20 country to show us Hangzhou. Could this be you? We’re searching for foreigners living there, and we want to be as diverse as possible – a range of backgrounds and interests – but you have to share a love for your city! Also, it’s an English-speaking program, so you must speak English. Filming will be around 15th – 25th May 2016. Check out our website here: http://cctv.cntv.cn/lm/travelogue/index.shtml If you’re interested in being on Travelogue, [please send me private message for my contact information] (and mention “CCTV Hangzhou” in the verification). G20 members are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, UK, USA, EU.
  17. Have you ever wondered about the magic of Chinese herbal medicine? Let's adventure with a herbal medicine expert and hunt for precious herbal medicine in the lush valley and then majestic mountains peaks at over 1000 meters above the sea level. On day two, trekking the subterranean river and explore Fairies Caves. An unique and epic adventure is now unfolding!March 20 to 22(Mon&Tue)& 25 to 27(Sat&Sun) two terms. A great opportunity to learn from experienced herbal medicine hunter. This adventure is blossomed into a fruitful adventure of knowledge. Master Lian has over 20 years of experiences in Chinese herbal medicine studies. He often travels alone into the mountains to collect herbal medicine and medicinal plants for his patients. He can identify over 100 different useful herbs and plants. A glance at a few of our precious Hogfennel root: Cleanses phlegm, remove extra internal heat, relive chest pain. Monkshood: Cure arthritis, dispelling cold and warming up stomach. Adventure deep into the mountains.Let's keep up with the medicine hunter. Trekking the subterranean river and explore Fairies Caves. What's the plan? Day 1 19:30 Gathering in front Exit 1 of Wuling Square station of Line 1. Traveling to Anhui by our private bus. 12:00 Arriving in the village. Breath in fresh air and have a good night of sleep. Day 2 8:00 Breakfast 8:30 Gear up. Time to hunt for herbal medicine.We will follow the master and travel deep into the mountains. 10:00 Hiking alongside the beautiful waterfalls and Stonehenge,we are arriving at the Dragon Well Valley. 11:00 Keep your eyes open, enjoy the privilege of learning from the master on how to identify some useful herbal medicine grow in around this area. 12:00 Find a place to enjoy our lunch(Please pack your own lunch) 13:00 Pushing for the summit of Golden Goat mountain. There are more different kinds of herbal plants along this trail to be discovered. Master Lian will show us a few more tricks on how to pick herbal medicine. 15:00 Reaching the top and enjoy the view. 16:00 Return to the village. 18:00 Dinner in the guesthouse. 19:00 Campfire to celebrate our achievement. Day 3 8:00 Breakfast 9:00 Let's check out fairies' cave 9:30 Explore these caves and appreciate the fine arts created by the magic of nature. 10:00 Reaching the vantage point inside the enormous cave. It almost seems as if we were standing on top of an alien planet. 11:00 Exit the cave and head back to the village. 12:00 Lunch. 13:00 Return to Hangzhou. Price: 700 per person. Including transportation, drivers allowrance, breakfast and dinner on Day 2, breakfast and lunch on Day 3, insurance, guide fee and allowrance for herbal medicine master, organizing fee. (Price does not include accomondation which is around 50 per person for a shared room between two persons, any other cost not mentioned above) RSVP: If you would like to sign up for this trip, please send in your confirmation with your full name; gender; nationality,passport or ID number,date of birth, mobile phone number and urgent contact's number.(You can send in your confirmation message by private message here) >>Who are we>> We are a group of passionate and resourceful adventurers from all over the world. Many of us are English and Mandarin teachers. We are a proud partner of Wowo Mandarin, a reputable free language exchange center in Shanghai. Come hiking with us and learn English and Mandarin on the go, and enjoy a free class at Wowo Mandarin. We started our Wild Kids adventure program with little adventures in May, 2015. An extremely rewarding program for both foreign adventurers and the little adventurers involved. Paragliding, cave explorations, kayaking…from 1000 meters above to 100 meters down below, our little adventurers have accomplished various of challenges thanks to their big buddies. Absolutely Free trips and excellent rewards for the foreign adventurers who truly enjoy spending time with the fearless and fun little adventurers exploring the nature. One of its own in China, leave your mark and enjoy an unique adventure experience.
  18. TRAVEL WRITERS WANTED

    HELLO THERE! Wondering if you can get paid to Travel? …Well look no further! We are a start-up company aiming to provide authentic local travel insights for foreigners wanting to travel to China. Harnessing the power of the internet, we are seeking adventurous travellers/writers/bloggers/dog-lovers to contribute to our site. If you … - Have extensive travel experiences in any parts of the following provinces: Hunan, Guangdong, Guizhou, Heilongjiang, X1njiang, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Henan, Hainan, Ningxia, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Shandong - Passionate to share your amazing stories with us, and everyone else - Love to write!! ..… okay, love is a strong word, don’t hate writing? We want to hear from you! But wait, there’s more! You will get handsomely rewarded with RMB100 for every 1-page English (désolé/lo siento, English only) article on different cities, towns, villages, yurts on rolling fields of inner-Mongolia that you absolutely adore and want to tell the world about!! Did you just get paid for your travel experiences? Yes you did! Of course, we’re looking for AUTHENTIC articles, so the only catch is it must be your own experiences written in your own style. Interested? My name is Jiajia…. [please send me private message for my contact information] Cheers, and have a great trip while you’re in China!
  19. We need Hangzhou-based foreign writers for a major forthcoming book project. Must have a good knowledge of Hangzhou. If would like to know more, please email me as soon as possible, at [please send me private message for my contact information] Harvey
  20. I have a Z-visa which expires on June 30th...I don't wish to go back to my home country (US), so I wanted to know the process for going to Hong Kong to apply for a Travel visa and then returning to China until Sept 30th (stay for about 3 months) ***I have an apartment lease that doesn't expire until then*** Afterwards I plan on moving and getting a new job in China...would I have to leave China again to apply for the new Z visa or are travel visas easy to transfer into Z's?
  21. Z Visa to Travel Visa and then Back to Z!

    I have a Z-visa which expires on June 30th...I don't wish to go back to my home country (US), so I wanted to know the process for going to Hong Kong to apply for a Travel visa and then returning to China until Sept 30th (stay for about 3 months) ***I have an apartment lease that doesn't expire until then*** Afterwards I plan on moving and getting a new job in China...would I have to leave China again to apply for the new Z visa or are travel visas easy to transfer into Z's?
  22. Arriving 13th September

    Hello! I am a 22-year-old Brit who is arriving in Hangzhou on 12 September on a scholarship to spend two semesters learning Mandarin at Zhejiang Gongshang University in Xiasha. I'm keen to try new things and meet new people so am open to social suggestions - sports, choirs, book clubs... I've also got some pragmatic questions: 1) How difficult is it to set up a bank account in China, and what would you recommend? 2) How much is a phone contract, and what would you recommend? 3) Despite being based in Xiasha I have to attend a two-day meeting by the West Lake a couple of weeks after arriving. How long would it take to make that journey, and how is best to go about it? I have a lot of questions (but then again I suppose most people do) so if anybody is willing to support me whilst I settle I would be very grateful! I'd be really keen to engage with the expat community in Hangzhou and learn from your collective wisdom. Who knows - if it all goes smoothly I may stick around for longer than a year! Thanks
  23. My boy is going to be 4 years old, and eager to have friends.He went to a private kindergarten teaching Englsh. We live in 大关, Gongshu District ,especially for the hot summer from July to the early September. We may climbe some mountains, enjoy swimming( i am a good swimmer ) and cycling, and explore Hangzhou and other places together( 'cause i am a local). Why are you hesitating? Be with local family that may save more time. The most importan thing is to let kids get more fun. If you are single, we may exchange language as well. btw. We went to 九溪,whic is a typical Hangzhou local to enjoy the hot summer so please email me: 79474575@qq.com
  24. This trip to Hangzhou is bound to be unlike any other flight that I have ever been on. Not only will my daughter be traveling internationally for the first time, so will my cat... My mean cat... At first I thought that this problem would be as easy as just sedating her while in flight that way she wouldn't be throwing a fit the whole time we were in the air and causing all of our fellow passengers auditory anguish. After a lot of research though, it seems that vets frown upon sedating animals on flights as it messes with their blood pressure and can be potentially fatal. So there goes that plan. My next two options are: -To do all to make my kitty cat as comfy as possible and apologize profusely to all of my fellow passengers. or -Have her checked with the luggage. That last options seems particularly harsh to me but I know that I am going to have a bit on my plate just occupying my sassy pants girl, especially on our 20 hour layover in Seoul. Any tips or experiences would be a great help in making this choice! Thank you
  25. Hello. I am an Indian in Hangzhou.I applied for my visa extension today and so my passport is submitted till April 1st. My issue is that I am planning to go to Beijing this weekend. Can i use my passport xerox for train tickets?