Travel Blogs from Suzhou
... Su Laoshi for teaching me bus stop! Mike relieved to find me safely with the bus but heartbroken that the ice cold Diet Coke he had managed to procure for me from the cafe I couldn't find had succumbed to the 36 degree heat. Have asked Mike not to lose me again! Government silk factor interesting but not as good as the rickshaw ride through the old streets. Mike a bit wary and feeling guilty ...
... our graduation ceremony.
It was really nice.
We showed our slideshow, gave out the certificates, and took lots of pictures.
We shared memories over watermelon and said goodbye for now.
We really have grown fond of our Chinese colleagues and are sad to bid them farewell.
We got a bus back to the hotel in the pouring rain and begun packing up our hotel rooms.
We were distracted by a mysterious alarm and ...
Two more teaching days!
Today was our day where the teachers had to take what they've learned and apply it to their classrooms.
We modelled a literacy lesson in the morning, and they had the whole afternoon to develop their own lesson using our strategies and their textbook.
It went really well.
After school, we had an early dinner as we had to prepare for our gala celebration in the evening.
The real estate company that sponsors the ...
... culmination of our murder mystery.
They really seemed to enjoy it, although it wasn't so much a murder mystery as it was them just asking each other questions.
After school, we enjoyed a few Tsingtaos and a nice quiet dinner.
Our evening plans consisted of KTV for the third time.
We had a great time as always.
KTV and Tsingtao are the two things I ...
... the little day-to-day things I see and feel that make the memories so incredibly rich.
The Humble Ambassador's Gardens were unbelievable. The gardens felt like the mother garden of all gardens. It was massive and beautiful. Bonsai and bamboo trees, bridges, pagodas, and streams surrounded us. Again, peaceful and mindful (all but the bathroom, of course). I could have stayed for hours but eventually they were closing, and they kicked us out on the dot of closing time ...
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