Just by looking at the signboards, I would have start panicking because I couldn't understand a single character placed on it. Just by looking at the signboards on the highway as well, English words were rare and could be quite inconsistent. It's due to the pronounciation that the words being spelt out can be quite different. And for the first time, I didn't know how to read the map. Some didn't place the North direction on the map and and english map had much less details compare to the chinese written map. The indication of "You are here" was not placed on the map at the lake. It was quite stressful as well that we took several hours to reach back to our hotel. The West Lake was definitely large and don't play a fool if one decides to walk around the lake. One needs at least a car to travel around the lake.