Jinji Lake Grand Hotel
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We experienced Luoyang campus life today. We walked through a modified version of the students schedule. The students are up very early every morning ready for their 6:30am exercises. What a sight. They run around the track for almost half an hour. Then it's off to breakfast for 30 minutes and then class begins at 7:30am. The school day ends at approximately 9:30pm. The last class of the day is study hall, where they must do ...
... McDonalds and more KFCs than I can count! It may not be the best place to immerse yourself in Chinese culture, but it's not a bad place to acclimatise to China!
Let's take Thursday as an example.
07:00 – First alarm goes off.
07:15 – Second alarm goes off.
07:30 – Time to leave the house alarm goes off.
07:35-07:40 - I actually leave the house and bike to work.
07:50 – I stop and pick ...
... After, we leaned a little about Chinese Calligraphy and practiced. We said good by to the students and taxied back to the hotel. Tonight was our middle session group dinner. We met at 4:44 and taxied to this restaurant that was by the water. We spent about an hour taking pictures of the skyline and each other. When it was time ...
... back on the bus and traveled to the Suzhou Design and City Planning Firm. Here we went through a short tour of the show space that featured a scale model of the city. We also watched a video and met for a lecture where we met some representatives from the company. Finding a fruit stand was next on the agenda. Once we found one we walked back to our hotel and planned to meet up again for dinner. For dinner, we walked to Suzhou version of our State Street. We found ...
... expensive. We inquired about a huge piece depicting a Jade vase. I was thinking it would look great in the foyer of our house. It will not be leaving Suzhou. The price 1 million US $$, ha, ha!
Tonino Lamborghini Hotel where we are for one night is fashioned after an Ancient Garden complex. Every part of the hotel takes advantage of the environment -- the water, Jinji Lake, trees, birds and the sky. A real treat to enjoy the experience.
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