TripAdvisor Reviews Pounder Hotel Kunshan
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There are plusses and minuses of living in a country where you can't read or speak the language.
The plusses - when you are in a taxi and the taxi driver asks you how much you earn as a foreign English teacher - you understand what they are saying, but find the question offensive, so you can just say "ting bu dong"- as in - "I don't know what you are saying". They drop the subject after a while.
The minuses - not being able ...
... of Fishing Nets was just that. After entering the gate, it opened into several buildings with ponds connected with waterways and bridges. The whole complex might cover one acre.
Upon entering one of the rooms, Jo mentioned the high thresholds that you have to step over and told us never to step on it and that women stepped over with their right foot and men with their left foot (another superstition to bring good luck or prevent bad luck).
... go to the fancy dinner we had been invited to by Mrs. Wong (our principal at the school).
Our ride picked us up at 5 to take us to a hotel in downtown Kunshan for our meal.
It was truly a beautiful hotel and the dining room was stunning.
The food was the best I've had since arriving in China and the whole experience of the meal was great.
Our hosts kept coming around to ...
... male teacher approached me and told me it was time to go home. He asked me if I remembered the way home, and I said that I did but if he was walking I would walk with him. He said he had his bicycle, but insisted on walking home with me anyway, and even offered to give me his sons bicycle tomorrow (as his son is away at University). Since we lived in the same apartment neighbourhood, he walked me to my block, and then I said goodbye. He also said that if I measured ...
... guard at the gate tried to let us know that he would guard our bikes, but I stayed by them while Eric got the tickets. The guard checked the brakes, bell, seat, and tires and kept showing me how good of a bike it was. I think (by his actions...I can only assume) he was trying to get me to give him my bike. I’d like to have rode it a bit and let him hear the brakes to see if he still wanted it, but there were too many people around. :)
However, we ...