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... a bus available that could fit us all. This gave us time to get some breakfast and find the right gate so it passed quickly. The bus itself was fine, a little cold but most of us had a nap since it took an hour. It was also raining heavily in Tongli so we took an electric tourist buggy into town. The entrance ticket to the old town had be included in our bus ticket (optional) so we were all set to go over the ...
... and then promptly realised we had lost Gordon who had been dancing along with his earphones in! Eventually we got hold of him and we all went into the actual garden which was very impressive. There were lakes and ornate bridges and manicured plants. It was very busy but we kept stopping for photos and the Chinese tourist enjoyed taking them of us too! There was a small museum with embroidery which was utterly incredible, they looked like photos they were so intricate. It was ...
Today was a day of contrasts: we visited a 1000 year old garden and I went pearl shopping.
It's incredible to see so much consumerism. Our guide told us the country is "communism with it's own style."
In the evening, at a tasty ...
A world away from the one we live in today, filled with mystic and charm, is how I would describe Suzhou. Less than a hundred miles to the south west of Shanghai, is the beautiful town of Suzhou that Marco Polo endearingly described as the 'Venice of the East'. The town is renowned for, the grand-canal that is over a thousand years old, the rich culture of music, the scattered gardens and the balmy weather drawing people from ...
... of the trip.
At lunch time we will have completed exactly 7.5 days and will have only 7.5 to go.
Looking forward to it!
For any of you that don't know, this song is referenced heavily in "Walter Mitty" so I thought it was appropriate.
Also, I didn't take any pictures today, so here's one Alex took of my 5 mins ago.
Thanks for reading, Mom!
David Bowie- Space Oddity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcyuKUt ...