Travel Blogs from Suzhou, China

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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 ...

Venice of the East?, Suzhou, China travel blog

Venice of the East?

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy1

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... in the morning. Some refused to use the toilet at all, which is some going for a 14 hour journey. Anyway, we 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 art and seafood, Suzhou,  China travel blog

Suzhou art and seafood

A travel blog entry by donnartw2012

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... be a lot easier, but so much more expensive and less flexibility. Thoughts?!! Talk about being outside your comfort zone- arrived in Suzhou and there were no other Westerners in sight. I'd never taken a taxi in China, but the nice guy who sat next to ...

No more rice or noodles!!!!!, Suzhou, China travel blog

No more rice or noodles!!!!!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

... /bite. I've been feeling dizzy and faint all afternoon and the rash on my ankle has been burning. Its all fun and games in china!! :( I told zoe i wasn't at school and she has been parenting me all day making sure i ate. I met her for dinner and tried to ...

Majoring in mistranslations!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Majoring in mistranslations!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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... : count from zero to 99! Ask what someones name is and answer what my name is! Tell someone my telephone number Say Suzhou correctly and the university's name! say; teacher, eat, drink, goodnight, good morning, good afternoon, cold, hot, hit, pat, ...

City hopping, Suzhou, China travel blog

City hopping

A travel blog entry by glawler

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... only the rich could afford to visit them all) and a look at the massacre memorial park & museum is all there is to see. Suzhou is famous for it's gardens and parks. That's where I've been spending most of my time, but I'm really only here for a day ...

A whirlwind of a day!, Suzhou, China travel blog

A whirlwind of a day!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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... to tell me, which was really nice! She is new here she just moved here two months ago so ironically I’ve been in Suzhou longer than her! But the spontaneous teaching was fine which is good because she filmed most of it to show parents!! I escaped ...

Relative freedom, Suzhou, China travel blog

Relative freedom

A travel blog entry by frisbeemoose

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... question is, does political freedom really matter?  While I certainly miss the sensitivity and respect for others that exists outside China, I am starting to wonder whether political freedom is all it is cracked up to be.  How many people who ...

Mosquito Warfare!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Mosquito Warfare!

A travel blog entry by pchun88

... were marked with silhouettes of old blood-spattered mosquitoes. These remains tell a story of a war between man and mosquito. Suzhou is such a muggy place mosquitoes tend to bathe in these areas. That night I decided to spray mosquito repellent all ...

Beautiful Canals N a Garden to Linger In, Suzhou, China travel blog

Beautiful Canals N a Garden to Linger In

A travel blog entry by eddakath

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... decided it was time for a slow day of doing not much at all!   I decided to stay one more day here in Suzhou and head to Zhouzhuang tomorrow.  Zhouzhuang is supposed to be a very VERY beautiful water town that was built over nine hundred years ...

Thank god for fruit!!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Thank god for fruit!!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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I've come to the decision that my life and happiness in china revolves around fruit! People too but everything is better with fruit involved!! I'm currently drinking my favourite mango juice from my favourite mango shop! Yesterday after a very crappy ...

Frosty china!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Frosty china!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

... not feel your nose is just a delightful start to each day! If my bed was actually comfy I probably wouldn't get up! Maybe china is onto something there uncomfy beds and no heating means people will go to work or school for warmth in numbers! Anyway ...

China’s take on the Festive Season, Suzhou, China travel blog

China’s take on the Festive Season

A travel blog entry by frisbeemoose

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... Christmas involves shopping and spending ‑ it is clearly the biggest sales period in western retail outlets.  Shops in China would naturally love to have such a spending binge each year and I’m sure they are quietly trying to encourage ...

Laughing my way through strange strange china!, Suzhou, China travel blog

Laughing my way through strange strange china!

A travel blog entry by chump-in-china

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... o'clock i tried to to ignore it and go back to sleep because my lovely alarm wasn't going to go off untill 8.30! But china had other ideas and the next thing i heard was drilling getting louder and louder, then a massive bang and my room was flooded with ...

Gardens, canals and shopping, Suzhou, China travel blog

Gardens, canals and shopping

A travel blog entry by mattdonna

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... the train station. Thankfully no one seemed to pay us any attention and we made it to Nanjing Train Station to catch the G-train to Suzhou. The G train is awesome. Its the second time I have been on it and they are fast, quiet, clean, very smooth and on ...

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