I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
Few weeks back, when I was writing my post about my trip to Jianglang Shan, and I was day-dreaming about new travel plans and about the mountains – Cracking China made an announcement about an upcoming trip in Zhejiang province.
Lavender fields, hiking, waterfalls .. it all sounded like a dream. So I decided to sign up and 2 weeks later I was on my way to a new adventure.
Today I will talk about the first leg of the trip: Dipu village (递铺). Located in the northwest of Zhejiang province, Dipu has been around for the last 1000 years. Slowly progressing, but with lots of things going for it, you’ll be captivated by gorgeous flower fields, small family owned restaurants, and you’ll be given an inside into the life of the villagers.
What I love about these old villages is mostly the fact that everyone tries to make a living and adapt to the tourist masses that come by. They will sell home-made food on the street corners, jams, honey, hats. It’s amazing how resourceful they are.
Enjoy the flower parade!
This little girl was chasing a butterfly. It was the sweetest thing I’ve witnessed in a while.
The thing that impressed me the most on this trip was how many things Zhejiang province has to offer. So many things to experience and to discover.
So if you ever find yourself in this part of China, I suggest you give it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Peace & Love,