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Grand Canal Tour in China 7.2 – Gaoyou Tour- Day 09-10 (05, 06 Sep, 2011)
On the afternoon of 05Sep, After visited ancient Shaobo Town, we drive to Gaoyou along the road on the levee of the Grand Canal and Shaobo Lake and Gaoyou Lake.
Gaoyou city covers an area of 1963 s.km, with the polulation of 830,000, but in downtown, …
... hotel, The Li River Retreat, is a 20 minute walk out of town, a small, family run place with lovely views over the river and mountains. It's owned and run by a very energetic Australian, Alf, who was a tour guide, then manager for years, in China, married a woman from Guilin, ran a restaurant in Yangshou first, then sold it and started up the hotel. Apparently, the people who make most money here are the landowners, many ...
... all of these dumplings! It was soo much food! Typical china! They really do live to eat!
In the afternoon i went to see Alissa's house, now the downside was she lived on the 21st floor and the lift wasn't working! Her flat was the most homely home i've seen in china, it had a sofa and everything! After a tour and some milk we headed off to a place that was clearly designed for me! We went to Suzhou Farming Cultural Garden! Which was a huge place full of animals including ...
Unfortunately Barrie has been unwell and is struggling but
bravely carrying on where he can. A couple of others in the group have also
been feeling unwell so we presume the same virus. Sharon is so caring and
escorted us to a Chinese pharmacy last night which was an experience in itself!
Very old fashioned and little boxes on the walls containing medicines. So a bit
of trust in our tour ...
... tandem bike with Matt!! Which I refused... I could do this! Little did I know the first ten minutes would be cycling straight through town and down the main highway. I am the first to admit I had a little road rage, the first scooter to cut me up screaming you knob-head at the top of my voice much to the amusement of the rest of the group!
Quickly thou we were off the main road and into the countryside and it was truly beautiful. Cycling through local villages, ...