...this autumn I'm gonna be moving to Ningbo...
...I am appalled with myself that I hardly ever got my ass out in to the countryside (around Ningbo) at weekends when I was there.
's fixed-term contract come to an end and Fozzwaldus
is about to start his at the same establishment in Ningbo? I wish you both the very best in the future if I'm right.
I have only travelled through Ningbo in order to get to Putuoshan, but it seems like the perfect location for a bit of old and new China. One of my greatest regrets - looking back on my time in the region - was never getting to see Shaoxing.
I lived in Shaoxing and regret not having gone to Ningbo. Fwiw, Shaoxing is a nice getaway from Ningbo or Hangzhou, and decent place to live. The watertown area is downtown and near the (in-town) train station, and NOT overrun with tourists (they're at the Lv Shun childhood home and garden). They love'm some chou dofu
there though: stinky stalls located near almost all restaurants, and guaranteed to keep you slim by ruining your appetite.
Sorry to hijack- I'd be interested to read more good bad and ugly about Ningbo.