Suzhou Shuitiantang Hotel
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Similarly to naming Qingdao both the Switzerland and Riviera of China Suzhou is named the Venice of China. I think Suzhou deserves it's title a little more than Qingdao though. It's well pretty and has all sorts of fancy gardens you can visit, my favourite being 'The most Humble Administrator's Garden.' I took most of my photos in there. It even has a few canals to justify it's comparison to Venice. ...
... have toured the "government run" pearl store, jade store and now silk. The total per person cost of our trip was about equal to the round trip airfare from JFK to Beijing. That left almost an equal cost for hotels, entry fees, guide service, meals and in-country flights and transit. Who paid for it all?! Our guess is that it must be heavily subsidized by the government. Everyone on our tour bought things at some or all of these government stores. ...
... br> Had a fabulous day, and really enjoyed spending time with everyone. I also met Helen, who is Richard Kemp's assistant on the Project, a lovely lady.
After we got back to the hotel Richard arrived with Jintao and they took me out to dinner. It was great catching up with Richard again.
... Partnership Schools checking in.
Luke Reddington was talking to the other students from Writhlington: Louis Paddon, Issac Soccorsy; Chloe Simms; Lydia Simmons, Adam Benney and Otta Brown. He looked up and saw me and his mouth opened in surprise as Rachel hadn't told them I would be there!
I went to Shantang Street with them in the evening. It was so lovely to spend time with the students and with Rachel.
... prostitutes and pimps vying for business by bluntly asking 'Do you want sex?.' Richard tiring of this shouted 'go away' at one persistent tart only to be told 'You go away' to which Richard rightly remarked. 'We are trying to but you keep following!' After making it to the main People's Square, we decided to head back to the hotel. Interestingly, the police and army are used as choreographed traffic barriers. Preventing cars from ignoring lights ...