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... canal the longest man made canal in the world, (1900km), hand dug by millions of people through forced labour some 15 hundred years ago it stretches all the way to Beijing.
At the end of the boat trip we walked over one of the many narrow bridges and then a long walk through the congested vibrant market. Lots of fresh food, really fresh, still alive.
We went back to Casa Zoe's for breakfast after moving from the Kempinski Hotel back to the Gran Park Hotel for work tomorrow. We then went to visit the Nanshan Temple, and walked around a market area, a bit like Confucius Temple area in Nanjing with small shops and stalls.
We then took a lovely boat trip down the Grand Canal (which we have been on in Hangzhou also), stopping off at a hand-made brick museum. Another lovely day.
I traveled to Wuxi last Thursday to meet Will to go into Wuxi No 1 School to do lesson observations and professional development workshops on Differentiation and Homework, so we decided to stay over the weekend and celebrate my birthday early! We booked into the Kempinski Hotel.
Today was a glorious day, clear blue sky and quite warm. After having a lovely brunch at Casa Zoe's, a lovely tex mex restaurant in ...
... after they finished. In true Jonathan style, not only did I make a couple of new friends, we've also planned to play a joke on their friends who sing at the hotel I'm staying at in Nanjing. The joke could go horribly wrong for me so, if I don't post again, Fuzi and Geoff made me do it!!
As for the tourist photos? Maybe later. A picture is worth a thousand words so there's probably an extra couple of pictures above.
Excited to be off exploring we were all out of bed and ready to go by about 9:30, we headed out for breakfast and upgraded from our usual spot to a French bakery that was around the corner where we had delicious pastry and tea before jumping on the train and heading to Shanghai North.
Suzhou was about thirty minutes by bullet train away from shanghai so we were there before we knew it. We started off our day at Pingjiang Street which is where Suzhou got the nickname "the ...