On West Lake in Hangzhou, we get a rare glimpse at the opened lotus flower. I could sit and photograph the lotus for hours. This seems like hyperbole, but anyone who enjoys photography will understand the truth to that statement. Hangzhou also offers beautiful sunshine, West Lake and breezy boat rides in the summer months.
Regardless of the time of year, Hangzhou is peaceful and serene. It has been frequented as a source of inspiration by poets, musicians and artists for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years. Join me on a trip to China. If your schedule allows you to travel in the fall and spring, most agree that the weather is best then. However, time of year is not a factor for me. I go for the beauty, the people and the perspective...this is not season-dependent. If you join me in the summer, it will be worth every bead of sweat! I promise.