I'm back from Hangzhou since yesterday morning. Took the 11.25 pm flight on 21st Feb., from Hangzhou airport to KLCT and arrive around 4.25 am the following day. At 7.25 am, took the next flight from KLCT back to Kota Baharu. Visiting China as an independent traveller is the most wonderful journey I ever experience. Even though I don't speak fluent mandarin, that does not hinder me from travelling there at all. To me English is still the most important language and universally accepted by all. As such, English is still very important to all students in Malaysia unless you just still want 'to stay under the coconut shell'. In China, there are still some hand full of young Chinese who would understand English to give you some advice and travelling tips around. Even though they don't speak as fluent or with some Chinese accent, they do write considerably well. Even the elderly age group are friendly and ever ready to provide us information or at least to show us how to moved around.
This trip has changed my perception about Chinese in China, or at least Hangzhou. Hangzhou is a very clean, well organized city and tourist orientated. The people are friendly and most willing to help and give advice to tourist more than I expected. The bus service is so efficient and you can see tourist everywhere in the city be it local tourist or even foreigners. Their Bus fares are reasonable and there are no discrimination on locals visitors and foreigners as far as entrance fees are concern as compared to Thailand.
Next week onwards I will start posting some photos taken from my recent visit to Hangzhou and Shanghai. For the time being.. it's back to work, work and work !