Travel Blogs from Suzhou, China

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Using the Internet in China, Suzhou, China travel blog

Using the Internet in China

A travel blog entry by robert_obrien

Before we left for China, we were told we would have the Internet at the Dong Wu Hotel. But I left thinking this would not be a sure thing and I was right. The hotel actually does not have the Internet, but a small western style restaurant next to the ...

Suzhou, una ciudad con canales, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou, una ciudad con canales

A travel blog entry by cagonu

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... incienso a mansalva. Tenian la plaza llena de humo y las llamas eran casi de medio metro. Habiamos leido que Suzhou era el centro de produccion de seda de toda China, en los tiempos en que la Ruta de la Seda estaba en su apogeo. El Museo de la Seda era ...

Suzhou -

Suzhou - "Venice of the East" NOT

A travel blog entry by dinoshona

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... the bags we headed back to the Bookworm ordered a beer and waited for Alex to finish. Marco Polo once described Suzhou as one of the most beautiful cities in China. It is know these days as the "Garden State" or "Venice of the East," but we didn't ...

Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou

A travel blog entry by andrea.lqz

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Had a nice day in Suzhou, an ancient city in China. Big place with many beautiful gardens. Not too far from Shanghai and Hangzhou which can all be traveled in a couple of days. Suzhou  - 苏州 ancient city - gu cheng - 谷城 ...

Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou

A travel blog entry by davejin

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... and the lady told us to go inside, but there was no one inside selling tix! We saw 2 ppl walk up to a window and yell Suzhou and up popped a head. :-) We then bought our tix and hopped on the bus at 12:18, for our 12:20 departure. We rented bikes ...

Eating out in China part one, Suzhou, China travel blog

Eating out in China part one

A travel blog entry by edbaxter

... ? Well. One sweltering Monday evening in August I decide to leave the map at home and proceed to blunder around Suzhou's bloating intersections for a couple of hours. My t-shirt is already clogged with sweat before I have peered hopelessly at the ...

Panmen Gate, Suzhou, China travel blog

Panmen Gate

A travel blog entry by robert_obrien

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... a bridge that contains two iron gates that can be dropped down to control the water flow. Right near the gate is another Suzhou pagoda -- Auspicious Light Pagoda. We end up at Carrefour, the second one to open in Suzhou, and it was actually on ...

The Lion Forest Garden, Suzhou, China travel blog

The Lion Forest Garden

A travel blog entry by jess.joy

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Kait and I ventured one afternoon to yet another one of Suzhou's renowned gardens, The Lion Forest Garden. It is also called the "Kingdom of Rockeries, and is noted for its labyrinth man-made limestone mountains." Unfortunately, the weather was ...

Suzhou - The Venice of China, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou - The Venice of China

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... of China After a 13 hour ride with the luxury overnight train from Beijing, we arrived in Suzhou, the "Venice of China". Suzhou is about 1.5 hours by train away from Shanghai and is one of the several channel-cities in the Yangtze River delta area around ...

Suzhou Canal Towns, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou Canal Towns

A travel blog entry by davidavi

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Photos from Suzhou and the surrounding Canal towns. ...

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 ...

Suzhou, Suzhou, China travel blog

Suzhou

A travel blog entry by travelrookies

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Fra det noget regnfulde Hanzhou gik turen til den smukke by Suzhou, som specielt er kendt for sin vigtige position inden for silkehandel og -produktion. Vi boede i et rigtig hyggeligt kvarter i et mylder af snørklede kanaler og tæt på et lækkert ...

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 ...

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