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Today is a tour to Zhouzhang. It is described as a beautiful ancient water city, the likes of Venice in China. Too long to drive there, too hot...35 with humidity...water in canals too grey and ???whatever. More shopping and hawkers, no food for us to eat. I think we are getting tired of the touristing, all of us. The heat has overcome Peggy as …
... Yu Garden, a typical example of a classical Chinese Garden. This was built during the Ming Dynasty(16th Century) by a man called Pan Yundan for his parents to enjoy in their old age. It consists of a number of walled gardens each containing a pavilion and many water and rock formations. The essentials of a Chinese garden, we were told, are plants, rocks, water and buildings and this certainly had them all harmonising together. There were many bonsai trees as well as interesting ...
... each gave short speeches to thank us for the work we’d done throughout the year, and gave each of the teachers who are leaving a small present and a card. Then we were each invited to say something ourselves, before moving onto KTV.
We had a really great room in the KTV place and had a great couple of hours belting out a load of songs :o) I mostly hung out with Tom and Soph, who will be staying in Shanghai; but not with Shane.
Post KTV some people went onto a ...
... based desserts, which Adam insisted we order. I had no idea what to expect based on the description in the menu... what arrived at our table looked like entire glazed fruits - an orange and a lemon. To this day, I have no idea what sort of culinary science / miracle went into the production of these delicacies, but when sliced open, each fruit revealed itself to have been filled with layers of sorbet, fruit curd, candied fruit and sweet wafer. ...
... light supper in my hostel, finished my packing, had a shower and read for a while, before turning in for the night.
I left the next morning at 7 am as my flight back to London was at 11 am. Went to the airport on the MAGLEV – which I used when I arrived. It only seemed like yesterday since I landed in China and here I was, still in one piece, making my way home.
Got back home at 5 pm GMT after a good flight. Now ...
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