Travel Blogs from Kunshan
... of my favourite book when I was four years old.
Is it not my decision as to how secure I want my account to be? I don't save any payment details on their site... so the worst that will happen is someone books a hostel in my name! (I do know that identity theft can happen, but there are sites with far more information about me that have far fewer password rules - take Amazon as an easy example!)
Anyway, rant over. Hope you all have a lovely week!
What to pack what to throw away what to leave behind and what to send away.... No matter which, sooner or later it all has to end up in a bag or a box.
Finally the backpack is packed and ready to go but as usuall on the ...
... Schadenfreude.We had a lazy second day, followed by a trip to the famous canals - more canals! - of Pingyang Road and the Suzhou city centre. This was one part of town where the Chinese have not concreted over the old canals, and the result is a pleasant walking street next to the water. It even had gondola, Chinese-style. We had dinner at Bookworm, a trendy bar in central Suzhou, which featured a very good English library.
... prepared some food for the crowd and we started with some
drinking games. Not really my thing but I am here to get to know the culture –
so if that is part of it I have to go with it. Luckily we didn’t play too long and
only with beer (beer again – urgs) so nobody was really drunken.
The daughter of my colleague started singing a song for everybody and then also my colleague
took his guitar and started singing ...
... and the present one was made in 1906. When it tolls, its deep sounds produce far-reaching echoes. Listening to the bell tolls of the Hanshan Temple on the New Year Eve is a grand occasion for tourists to Suzhou and people in the surrounding areas. It is believed that the 108 bell tolls can bring peace and happiness for people in the New Year.
Alongside the temple lies the Grand Canal and several more historic sights. An ancient bridge arched like a half moon crosses the ...