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... Next stop at the Master of the Nets Garden which is one of the most famous gardens in Suzhou, containing a series of halls, courtyards and gardens.
Lunch was as a muslim Chinese restaurant. Round table, lazy susan and lots of delicious food.
The afternoon turned very misty, cold and rainy for our three hour drive to Hangzhou.
We went back to Casa Zoe's for breakfast after moving from the Kempinski Hotel back to the Gran Park Hotel for work tomorrow. We then went to visit the Nanshan Temple, and walked around a market area, a bit like Confucius Temple area in Nanjing with small shops and stalls.
We then took a lovely boat trip down the Grand Canal (which we have been on in Hangzhou also), stopping off at a hand-made brick museum. Another lovely day.
... far more attractions than we imagined.
We came out and the taxi drivers started haggling over prices, but then I saw the No 88 bus which I knew went back to town so we hopped on that. We went to the Blue Frog for supper and saw Maumo and Hebe, the lovely manager, and then some of the teachers from Wuxi No 1 came in: Clive, Dennis and Arun so we had a few drinks and chatted to them. A really lovely day.
We had only 24 hours in Suzhou, the "Venice of the East". Mmmmmm although we haven't been to Venice we think it's a little prettier and cleaner then Suzhou! Anyway the city is based around a large canal network and we had a quick trip on a boat. Spotted lots of locals doing their laundry in the canal, it's a stark sign that the majority of the country is still living in poor conditions despite its super speedy development. Suzhou is the first place in China we ...
... so I was happy to wander back down Pingjiang Street and catch the subway back to the train station. We caught the bullet train home but as there were no sitting seats left we were forced to stand for 35 minutes which wasn’t too bad. We all ended up squatting in the aisle much to the amusement of the Chinese people on the train. I even got to watch 10 minutes of the new terminator while (rudely I know) peering over a man’s shoulder and watching it “with” him ...