Saturday, March 21, 2009
Jason and I got some time today to take a trip to Westlake, in western Hangzhou with Jack the Taxi Driver. Driving anywhere in this city is a trip in itself, but we made the 40 minute trip without incident.
It's not the foggy morning it appears. The "fog" effect is actually air pollution.
We also spent time shopping at the Silk Market, a strip of open air shops nearly a mile long. The Silk Market experience was very cool! Lots of haggling (by Jack) with the shop owners produced $2.00 (US) silk ties, silk shirts for less than $15 (US), and others items at unbeliveable prices.
Jack took us to an excellent cafe called The Cappucccino Cafe where we enjoyed Green Tea Cake and Blueberry Cheese Cake. Jason finnaly got a true caffine fix!