Travel Blogs from Suzhou, China

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First Full Day in Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

First Full Day in Suzhou

A travel blog entry by robert_obrien

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... on Monday. For their three-week course they will spend mornings immersed in language training and the afternoons either touring Suzhou sites or participating in cultural activities like tai chi. Some have taken Chinese before while others will be taking ...

Suzhou - Venice of the East, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou - Venice of the East

A travel blog entry by v-atravels0910

... , Suzhou is case in point of the huge migration towards the cities, they are growing at an exponential rates. Suzhou used to be known as the Venice of China, however with large scale development all across the city, it was hard to see canals that once ...

Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou

A travel blog entry by globetrotterch

Questa citta viene considerata la Venezia della Cina. Non male, i canali tra le vecchie case sono belli, anche se la maggior parte ormai sono stati coperti. Un altra particolarita sono i grandi giardini, anche questi con canali e piante particolari tipo ...

Bringing Halloween to China!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Bringing Halloween to China!

A travel blog entry by jess.joy

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... children (!). Riotous, *smile. Friday, however, boasted the highly anticipated Halloween Party at Zapata's (a Mexican restaurant here in Suzhou -- don't ask me how they got away with naming a restaurant in China after Emiliano!). Myself, Maria and ...

I wanna be an expat ... BUT ..., Suzhou, China travel blog

I wanna be an expat ... BUT ...

A travel blog entry by zalazala

... in China!!! :) And later on ... it was THE night! :) For those on Facebook - check out the china tour afterhours album :) That was Suzhou! :) lol I would like to write more ... about my different "China experience" but to be completely honest - I ...

Of Cotton Candy and Silly Games, Suzhou, China travel blog

Of Cotton Candy and Silly Games

A travel blog entry by jess.joy

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Day #3 of Emily and Erin's visit was spent with an impromptu visit to Auchan, so they could experience the chaos first-hand. Post-Auchan, we didn't want anything but to escape to a park to embrace the sun filled afternoon. Some fresh kettle corn in ...

Jiaoshi Li  (in the classroom), Suzhou Daxue, China travel blog

Jiaoshi Li (in the classroom)

A travel blog entry by jess.joy

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Some photos of my classmates, some recordings of my professors teaching, and a little intro. to gambling in ...

Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou

A travel blog entry by mies

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So... What exactly constitutes breakfast in China?, Suzhou, China travel blog

So... What exactly constitutes breakfast in China?

A travel blog entry by jess.joy

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Prior to coming here, one of my biggest unanswered questions was: What do Chinese people eat for breakfast? The obvious assumption, rice, is correct. Many people can be seen eating rice for breakfast -- whether with leftovers from yesterday's ...

Biking up East Mountain, Suzhou, China travel blog

Biking up East Mountain

A travel blog entry by ninaversteeg

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I booked a biking trip to East Mountain in Suzhou with some friends. The company didn't inform us of the level of difficulty and even after I asked if it was a lot of uphill they said some uphill, some downhill. Turned out first we had to bike to the top ...

some friendly faces, Suzhou, China travel blog

some friendly faces

A travel blog entry by jess.joy

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... enough, the rumor was true! This weekend Mitchell and his delightful girlfriend Nicola spent an afternoon with me in Suzhou. We perused Shiquanjie, an aesthetically appealing street near my campus. Ate some Suzhou specialty street snacks, a flaky ...

A day trip to Suzhou and a visit to the rip-off m, Suzhou, China travel blog

A day trip to Suzhou and a visit to the rip-off m

A travel blog entry by harvimalhi

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... The bus journey was over an hour and a half long, Paul and I had a chat while Brian got some shut-eye.   We pulled into Suzhou after 2pm. It's a nice town, it's not as small as thought it was going to be but then I didn't really know what to ...

On the Road Again, Suzhou, China travel blog

On the Road Again

A travel blog entry by onmyway

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Hi everyone - a quick update from an internet cafe in Suzhou on a rainy day just before heading out on an overnight train ride (16 hours!) to Xian. When we left Shanghai we headed to tiny Zhouzhang which is a very very traditional water town about an ...

Suzhou - Amsterdam of the East, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou - Amsterdam of the East

A travel blog entry by mar-2011

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... in Suzhou on my first day and use the day after to visit Tongli, a canal town about 20 kilometers outside of Suzhou. But while having breakfast (truly unedible french toast) I met Juan (from Spain) who was going to Tongli that ...

China is againt sleep!, Suzhou, China travel blog

China is againt sleep!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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I'm begining to think that china is against sleep all together. Thats why the beds are so uncomfortable and the lessons start so early. I was looking forward to a lie in today as i had not got lessons to get up early for but it didn't quite go to plan! I ...

Be busy or be bored!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Be busy or be bored!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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... making them understand would be impossible and i couldn't see my phone to text! It wasn't all that fun! Sometimes being alone in china is empowering and sometimes its just scary as hell!! Anyway i'm alive to tell the tale so thats all that counts! But it ...

unwanted visitors!, Suzhou, China travel blog

unwanted visitors!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

... guess what their substitute was...octopus! Clearly the same thing! Oh no chicken never mind lets serve octopus tentacles no one will notice! china is insane! Also had a bit of a history lesson on the way home!! Zoe is going to research and then give me ...

Icy Lessons!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Icy Lessons!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

Monday came round again! Miss Gu asked me to get to school for 6am i bartered it down to 6.30am which was lucky because when i got there she was late anyway! When she rang me and asked me i was like if your dragging me into a chinese staff meeting at 6am ...

Restarting the adventure take 1!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Restarting the adventure take 1!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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... me off chinese and i had only just got back on the bandwagon. So instead we opted to go to a chinese garden and Suzhou museum to restart my adventure here! Unfortunately Vera got called to the administration building to discuss her credits again so we had ...

2 months down...6 weeks to go!, Suzhou, China travel blog

2 months down...6 weeks to go!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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As the title suggests i have now officially been inhabiting china for two months! Its gone insanely fast and its been amazing! Hard as hell at times but then so exciting i could burst with happiness at other times! I've done so many unforgettable things ...

Suzhou Day 1 苏州, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou Day 1 苏州

A travel blog entry by anita_in_asia

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Tiger Hill 虎丘 Calm Garden 蘇州定園 Lingering Garden  留园 Fengqiao 枫桥 From Wikipedia: 月落烏啼霜滿天, ...

Venice of the East?, Suzhou, China travel blog

Venice of the East?

A travel blog entry by fruss

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... as hell of course. Some refused to use the toilet at all, which is some going for a 14 hour journey. Anyway, had a look around Suzhou which is famous for it's gardens and canals, followed by a interesting trip to a silk factory and then for some ...

Venice of the East?, Suzhou, China travel blog

Venice of the East?

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy2

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... as hell of course. Some refused to use the toilet at all, which is some going for a 14 hour journey. Anyway, had a look around Suzhou which is famous for it's gardens and canals, followed by a interesting trip to a silk factory and then for some ...

suzhou part 2, Suzhou, China travel blog

suzhou part 2

A travel blog entry by maymay1980

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... areas. since none of us were working together, leah and i tagged along. today, we decided to go to suzhou. i love traveling with white people in china. you're allowed to break all kinds of rules with no one harassing you. they just think you're a stupid ...

Leaning tower of Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Leaning tower of Suzhou

A travel blog entry by mattdonna

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... Song Dynasty in 959AD. The surrounding gardens and parks are nice to have a leisurely stroll and afterwards we just enjoyed the sights in Suzhou main shopping area and caught the train back to Nanjing to get an early night before having to be back in the ...

Last days in school., Suzhou, China travel blog

Last days in school.

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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... week and its been really sad to say goodbye. I'm happy to be coming home but it’s a very bittersweet feeling as I prepare to leave china! On Tuesday I was greeted by a chorus of 'Beth beth beth’ as I got of the bus and a load of the girls ...

Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou

A travel blog entry by lisa_and_paul

Further particulars of the teahouse scam; what we did in Suzhou; what we ate; odd flavoured snacks. I realised that I didn't really explain the teahouse scam in my last blog. What basically happens is that you are invited to a teahouse. When you get ...

The best way to spend a sunday!, Suzhou, China travel blog

The best way to spend a sunday!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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... dorm and made him come and meet us in Hui Jin so we could go to KTV together! KTV is kareoke! It is insane in china! We walked into this building and up these grand stairs with chandeliers hanging everywhere then we went to a desk which felt like a hotel ...

Exploring Suzhou City Centre!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Exploring Suzhou City Centre!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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... Chinese wheat sweet, that tastes a lot like horlicks! We took a bus to what is basically the old high street of Suzhou before it became more developed. The street is called Shi Quan Jie. Its beautiful! It mainly consists of traditional style buildings, ...

Graduation from China!!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Graduation from China!!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

... We walked home with shantaro struggling to believe i was leaving in 4 days and me with a huge grin on my face carrying my suzhou university gift bag and high score certificate!! :) I then had the task of fitting my gifts into my suitcase! Its going to ...

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