During our final morning in Hangzhou we had the opportunity to visit a popular tea house in the area. Throughout the tour, we learned that this specific region harvests the best green tea leafs in all of China. According to one of the workers, this area produces the best crops because of its optimal soil content and high humidity levels. I really enjoyed learning about the tea making process and the tea tasting portion of the visit. I ending up purchasing my very own box of the famous emperor tea!
After we finished at the tea house we hopped on the bus. After four long hours, we finally arrived in Shanghai. My first impression of the city is that it is huge! There are so many people, cars, and buildings. The large sizes of the buildings around me make me feel very small and ant-like. The city is also very modern which is completely different from the previous cities that we've visited. I hope that my camera has enough memory space to capture all of the amazing sights.
One difference that I've noticed between Shanghai and the other parts of China that we've visited has to do with the traffic laws...They actually exist here! In each of the other cities we have been to, this is not the case. The mixture of cars and pedestrians was extremely chaotic manner and laws did not seem to apply. I have to admit that I feel much safer knowing that once again red means stop and green means go!