Today was really warm, with the weather forecast reporting that it is 36 degrees Celsius and feels like 41 degrees Celsius, I can reassure everyone that this is not exaggerated at all. Even warmer than anywhere I have experienced in Singapore and Malaysia, the heat radiated from the floor, coupled with the warm breezes and merciless sunlight, we felt like potatoes being baked in a giant oven.
Nonetheless, it is the weekend and it would be wasted if we just restrict ourselves to indoor activities. With China’s many great scenic areas, we decided to head to Xixi Wetlands today – 西溪国家湿地公园.
Overall, it was definitely a sweaty day and we were dehydrated, not preparing enough water for the short yet draining trip. Fortunately, there were convenience stores around the area and we managed to pick up some bottles of water along the way. Although it would have been better with a friendlier weather, it was worth it as I got to experience yet again the different sights of Hangzhou.