When a hot coffee, clear skies and breathtaking nature view were combined, it’s a blessing of a wonderful morning not to be missed. I got 11 wonderful mornings in Gutianshan.
I was with Team 22 of the HSBC and Earthwatch’s Climate Champions Programme in Gutianshan, Zhejiang Province, China. There were 14 of us in the team. The sweet girl Minah from Korea has been my room mate for 12 days. Gutianshan Villa is located in the middle of lush green mountainous forest which makes the hotel the best location to do our research as we get one with nature at the same time.
I had coffee sachets with me I brought from the Philippines. Mornings in China can really be cold even during their summer months. Before taking a shower I would boil water and go to our room veranda where I would always be entertained by a colorful view of the sky, trees, flowers and birds hovering above the hill. I would sit or stand there, breathe fresh air while drinking my hot coffee.
Watching this nature television is a great way to start the day.