Twenty Four Bridge Hotel
Travel Blogs from Yangzhou
... and desks have old abacuses that the pharmacists still use when calculating and filling prescriptions.
We then walked around the town through small alleys and roads, observing daily life. Because it was a smaller city, we were very alien to them. It was actually cute, when we got off the bus, swarms of elderly people approached us, and they just kept coming. They all just stood around and listened (even though they couldn't understand us) with the ...
... site to see.
After eating yet another huge lunch, we returned to our hotel to rest and work on our papers. It was around this time when we all started to panic a little bit about how quickly the deadline was approaching for our 10 page papers. We all were so caught up in the experience that it became very hard to find the motivation to do schoolwork.
We then had another lecture presented by Wei, followed by the best.dinner.ever. We ...
... not receive many visitors due to location, and Wei fears it will be closing within the next year. Therefore, we all feel pretty lucky that we were able to visit before this happens.
After a short lecture, we returned to the hotel to get ready for dinner. On wednesday night, we dined in a private garden, within a large, beautiful park that was shut down for the night except to us. We had ...
... all of these dumplings! It was soo much food! Typical china! They really do live to eat!
In the afternoon i went to see Alissa's house, now the downside was she lived on the 21st floor and the lift wasn't working! Her flat was the most homely home i've seen in china, it had a sofa and everything! After a tour and some milk we headed off to a place that was clearly designed for me! We went to Suzhou Farming Cultural Garden! Which was a huge place full of animals including ...
... The homes in the
settlement were interesting, an obvious difference between the poor and more
affluent as some 2-3 storied dwellings would only have part of the house
occupied as the family saved enough money to finish building. Each family
member is entitled by the government to own ½ an acre, and this is returned to
government when a person dies. Our guide remarked on the closeness of the people
in the settlement and how they help and ...