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... of the famous gardens of Suzhou. A number of interesting buildings surrounding a large pond. The names given to the buildings in various places are interesting - the Beauty Within Reach Tower, The Five Peaks Library (named after the rock formation displayed near it), The Moon Comes With The Breeze Pavilion and so on. Some of them are obvious to us, others need a LONG explanation. Greg and David set off to look for the iPhone again. ...
... tour of the water town was very interesting - a Chinese version of Venice (complete with 'gondolas'). There are lots of narrow alleyways (with a souvenir shop or eatery in every available space). Billy gave explanations of the uses of various rooms in the residence we visited. He also gave selections and did a great job of ordering lunch for us. We had a bit of a free time to wander around before heading off to Suzhou. Before we did, he offered the free ...
... the less still leaning. Then back to Shanghai, this was a longer than expected trip as we got stuck in traffic. Then the challenge of finding dinner again with out a guide. But I think we got lucky and enjoyed a beautiful meal. Which only cost ¥300 for the 5 of us! about $50 Australian. We then decided that we needed an ice cream for dessert, this cost us about ¥70 each. After another long day it is back to the hotel for some ...
... back whilst someone else did all the work but in the end he really enjoyed it and now he has practical imperialist empathy for the rickshaw drivers rather than imagined. We had a boat trip on the Grand Canal and visited another Scholar's garden within which I stick like glue to Mike for obvious reasons! We have a chat with two sweet children who were fascinated by the strange foreign couple and everyone ...
... out to be an English band, and a good one at that, so we enjoyed them.
The bar served good drinks and McDonald's food disguised as their own menu items (seriously).
We drank probably a bit too much considering we leave for Beijing at 7:15 tomorrow, but oh well.
Looking forward to tomorrow. but I will miss all my Chinese friends!
Thanks for reading, Mom!
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