Since Jason didn't get to go to Hangzhou (hahng-joe) when my parents were here ... we decided to sneak over on the speed train on Tuesday. We hadn't really checked the forecast, but should have known ... it's been raining here for days and there does not seem to be an end in site. It rained the whole day! We still had a great time (water logged shoes and all) - it is amazingly good for the spirit to get away from the noise and chaos of Shanghai and be able to see more than just a brief glimpse of nature.
The fishermen were out in full force -- this man had quite the catch! His wife came by on her bicycle, they shoved the still flopping fish into her bike basket and away she went!
We thought that perhaps because of the rain we would escape the crowds ... not so!
Sadly, we did not get to go for a ride in the dragon boat ...