Marjan & I spent spring break  in Hangzhou and Beijing, doing a circuit by train from Shanghai. The first day in Hangzhou was on trails: the Hangzhou Mountain marathon, organized by Nicolas Musy, of the Mongolia sunrise to sunset ultra. A day walking West Lake, and a half day visiting a small section of the Grand Canal. Loved the green, the old and extensive gardens, the shrubbery hills interspersed with tea plantations. It being tombsweeping holiday, and thus packed, only added to the attraction. Visited the Grand Canal museum and wondered at the scale of this crucial infrastructure which was an economic lifeline of the empire for a long period of time. An hour by fast train from Shanghai Honqqiao, this is great weekend getaway. Many Shanghainese consider it so: met a group of Chinese trailrunners in the hills who were out for the weekend of two back-to-back 50k training runs. Lots of rain and chilly, but enjoyed it very much.

About roger henke

Still figuring out the story line that would satisfy myself here. Listening to what my family and friends evoke, what the words I absorb, the images that move me, the movements that still me, point to.
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