Jinling Garden Hotel Taicang
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Travel Blogs from Taicang
... directions to take a lift and follow the sky walk, luggage in tow, we discovered just how big Chinese airports are. It was miles! Check-in was uneventful and our Qantas flight departed on time.
Travel time home was long:
Mon 9.00am Beijing
Mon 3.30pm Shanghai
Tue 7.30am Sydney
Tue 11.30am Blackheath
Tue 4.30pm Goulburn
And we say we don't like ...
... me or has very bad eyesight. I was 28 that night. I'm not complaining, mind you. Al, on the other hand, was rolling her eyes. I was a very happy camper! The second week, we went to a Chinese cooking demonstration. It was just the two of us. Lola (the program coordinator) and Bevin (the head chef at the Marriott) walked us through making eggplant with spicy garlic sauce. I loved it! Alex, not ...
After a 23 hour day with only a few hours napping here and there on the plane, we landed in Shanghai safe and sound. The airport was over an hour outside the city so our journey continued for a little while longer before we were able to rest at the hotel. We had planned to arrive dog tired so that when we landed in the evening, we'd be ready to sleep and would shift our body clocks as quickly as possible to ...
Our journey from Tunxi to Shanghai was a weird one! We booked the bus tickets through our hostel to save going to the bus station and so were collected from the hostel by a man in a minibus. There were already some other people in the minibus and we collected some more from another hotel. We then stopped at the side of the road where there was a bus waiting and everybody got out. They said it wasn't our bus though so we had to stay in the minibus. We then carried ...
... coming week.
I am a little homesick, just with almost nothing being in English and the people not speaking it. It's also very hot and humid here, so there are many exotic smells that make me a little queasy. It's getting easier and easier as we go on, and the internet makes me feel much better, which is kindof weird. So email me, add me on skype, leave me some comments here.
Sorry this is so long, I can't leave anything out!
peace and love