When we arrived into Hangzhou I could not stop thinking about how beautiful the countryside was. There were miles and miles of mountains covered in green trees. The air seemed so fresh and a lot cleaner than what our group was used to. After a lot of observing from the bus we arrived at a Bamboo Forest. This was something that I had never heard of before and was very anxious to see with my own eyes. The forest was green and very damp with the clearest stream that we had seen yet, running right through it. The water honestly looked clean enough to drink and I figured it was coming from a spring somewhere. I pretended like I was going to drink it and our guide Joe advised me not to. I was really hoping that we would see some dangerous animals but Joe reassured me that it is rare to see animals and that if we did it would probably be a snake. I really wish we could have spent a little more time at the forest. I was telling Alex that it would be amazing to spend a whole day here exploring and climbing the mountains. The bamboo forest was a beautiful site and I am really glad that I had the opportunity to see it in person.