Holiday Inn Jasmine
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Jasmine Suzhou
The room was really spacious and comfortable. location was a bit ugh! Hard to get a taxi to go somewhere else.. but lovely restaurant (mostly breakfast restaurant but not only) infront of the hotel called.. something about tomato I think. highly recommended!
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... stopped working during the night) to be serviced. Bill had arrived and all appeared to have been sorted. Returning to the traffic. It really is amazing! They drive on left hand side of the road and, like the USA, a right-hand turn I'd permitted on a red light if it is safe to do so. The safety aspect doesn't seem to come into the equation as we watch and our drivers negotiate round cars and bikes that seem to turn when it suits them. ...
... yet again, in search of a camera for Greg. Bill had told us it was five minutes walk down the main road. Each person they asked (Bill had written out in where we wanted to go in Chinese) kept pointing further along the street. Almost 1/2 hour later the last request pointed to the building behind us. The camera was found and a bit of bargaining was done until we discovered the Chinese use 6-digit PINs. David gave money to Greg and the deal was concluded ...
... Su Laoshi for teaching me bus stop! Mike relieved to find me safely with the bus but heartbroken that the ice cold Diet Coke he had managed to procure for me from the cafe I couldn't find had succumbed to the 36 degree heat. Have asked Mike not to lose me again! Government silk factor interesting but not as good as the rickshaw ride through the old streets. Mike a bit wary and feeling guilty ...
One Day More.
This is what we woke up singing and continued singing on the bus to school.
Knowing that we were doing no work today, we were excited to spend one last day with our students.
The first part of the morning was spent with a draw to give away all the resources that we have used over the last 3 weeks.
Then our classes joined together to watch "The Emperor's New Groove" which they thoroughly enjoyed.
After lunch, ...
... little side tours of interesting places where they hope you will spend your money. In this case they wanted us to buy fancy silk quilts. No one in our group bought one. So we continued through the shop, past the silk clothing, bags, etc. and an argument broke out between some of the tourists and the guide, presumably about being dragged off the canal to go shopping. Tammy and I guiltily made a couple small purchases there - they had cute silk bags! The angry people in our tour ...