Short stories & travel reports from a life spent living, working and exploring the globe.
The monster city of Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and home to West Lake, one of China’s most popular and enduring vacation spots. I rocked into town for National Holiday Golden Week in October 2017, hoping to hit as many sights as I could. With insane crowd levels expected I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but was determined to plan a tactical itinerary, roll up my sleeves and prepare myself for battle! Find out how I managed, with my articles on: