Travel Blogs from Zaozhuang
Monday begins our final week in Suzhou. I will miss the children and the friends we've made here. It would be nice to come back in the late spring when everything blooms and the weather warms up, but I think we'll be in Mexico then.
One of the young teachers invited us to her family’s home in a city about an hour from here. The area is famous for the small hairy ...
It is hard to believe that 3 months have nearly passed – it seems like only a few weeks ago we arrived and started teaching. We were at a loss as to what to teach, so we went by instinct and took clues from the children. We now have a pattern that works – and it isn't about grammar or much new vocabulary – it’s using what they know but instead of rote learning from the book, which they get plenty of work on, it’s in the form ...
... quiet and peaceful, the way a garden of this type was designed to be enjoyed. Delightful!
Dieter got lucky today – he scored some cheese. We stopped in an English bookstore/coffee shop that is a local hangout for some of the nearby college students, and they had cheese and crackers on their menu. Seems they get it from a German store, Metro, that is something like Costco and ...
We realize we only have 4 more weeks in Suzhou, so we're trying to get in all the must sees before our time is over. Weekends aren't good because of the hundreds of tourists, so we have to rearrange our school schedule to get out earlier and take advantage of tourist-free sights. I’m feeling ambivalent – I’ll miss the children, the friends we’ve made, and the inexpensive life style we’ve adapted. But ...
... the kids with some songs they now know by heart, and that offered a few minutes respite. One little boy had appointed himself in charge of the class and we didn’t question him, because they always have one kid who monitors the others at the start of the class when they are doing their eye and face exercises. Sometimes the monitor takes the job very seriously, but this kid is one of the "naughty boys" ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking