Hi all, I am back! Got lots to share.....
1. Originally, I plan to visit Zhou Zhuang (ZZ), Tong Li (TL), Suzhou (SZ) and Hangzhou (HZ) during my stay there, only manage to visit HZ due to 2 unexpected happenings!
a. The weather is damn cold (average temp range from 5 - 15c)
b. Due to on / off drizzles
My hands was freezing and shaking so much that I can't play with the settings. It is actually more convenient using a compact camera, just switch to auto and snap!
2. Despite the weather, there are many many many tourists! Only 5% using DSLR though. Wish I have a compact (S90 etc) rather than my 40D for this trip and probably, I won't ever consider bringing DSLR for cold / rainy season. My friends actually took more pictures than me! So disappointing! Sigh.....
3. We travelled mostly via metro and bus. Bus cost only 2RMB for each trip and metro normally cost between 1 - 3RMB. Metro is preferred over bus (very very very squeezy for certain routes! Be careful of pickpockets!), cheap and accessible to most areas.