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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. ...
We awoke to a crisp morning inside our room. We learned from Andy that setting one produced the most heat not setting three which we had cranked the whole night...maybe we had the air conditioning on...it felt like it! We departed for the train station and upon arrival we dispersed to find breakfast. I opted for coconut cookies as I could not stomach the vacuum packed chicken feet option. We took a bullet train to Shanghai. ...
We FINALLY arrived after 15 hours on a train and were treated to a private bus to our hotel. We arrived at the hotel to find the rooms freezing cold, we cranked the heat and steamed up the whole room with a piping hot shower. We were lucky we immediately stepped into the shower upon arrival as just as we were towelling off the power went out. Some of our other travelling companions were not so lucky and had to keep the ...
... fish into the hold of the boat -- gross or ingenious, take your pick. We could not believe what we were seeing.
This was a very picturesque little town and we did a little shopping. We bought Brennan an ice cream cone, a 1/2 dozen tangerines for the road and a gourd flute. Brennan had at least a dozen people take his picture with them -- maybe the only Caucasian kid they would see in 2014!
It was now late afternoon and we had a 1-1/2 to 2 ...
... 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.