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I slept in this morning until 8:30 and grabbed a quick breakfast before boarding the air conditioned coach bus to Zhou Zhueng.
Our bus only had to make a few three point turns on the way, and, before we knew it, we were there.
The city is a very popular tourist destination, also known as the Venice of China.
Our tour guide brought us through the gates of the city and into an old Chinese residence that they turned into a fun house.
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Here are the long-awaited pictures of my Chinese wedding.
Thank you to Joy, Kristie, and Stephanie for their efforts in taking these pictures during my big moment.
So many of you told me to go away and find a bride in China.
None of you thought I would actually do it ;)
Enjoy the photos!
BTW this was our wedding song, obviously.
Paul Brandt- I Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ze5boO cxLM
... ate with us. It was the end of his part of the tour. The whole tour, none of the guides ever ate with us, I don't think they were allowed to. But we liked Peter and it was good getting to know him better. After lunch he showed us the places to go, wrote down them in Chinese and bid us a fond farewell. He wanted to stay with us the rest of the way but he couldn't as he was off to South Africa the next day! Before he got away we got a photo with him, definitely ...
Our second day in Suzhou was an early start to head out to Zhouzhuang which is China's No. 1 water town (it would hardly advertise itself as number two....). It is a small town which has a number of waterways and bridges - it is very picturesque. It is also probably the hottest place we have been so far. Ten mins after getting off the bus we were all starting to melt! Zhouzhuang is well known for its pearls. And man are there a lot ...
... are generally little covered side hallways on either side of the house, and most have a small waterway that allowed access to the house by boat. The houses contain some lovely marble room screens, vases and rosewood furniture, including some rare purple rosewood pieces.
Some of the houses overhang the lane way, although this was not usual for the times. Often the houses had shops downstairs, facing the street, and living ...