Qing Ming Holiday is the beginning of a three month stretch where we have long weekends to travel. Xinchang is a small town in the outskirts of Shaoxing (famous for its yellow wine)
Departing Shanghai for a three day, 2 night journey we will see flower fields, mountain hike and visit the local village.
Day 1: Canola flowers & Peach blossoms
The food is all fresh from the villagers backyard. Bamboo shoots were crunchy and lighter than the varieties in Shanghai, which can sometimes have too much oil and sauce. It was the perfect day with rice wine and Snow beer
Day 3: Local village
Walking through the local tea making village was an experience. The radio is constantly blaring so there is hardly any silence. Houses are still made from wood. Not a television set to be seen, it is peaceful but there are no young families in sight.
The trip was a good escape from the Shanghai life and offers a wonderful countryside experience in nature.