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First stop for the day was near the only portion of the original ancient wall that surrounded Suzhou. A short walk to where we boarded boat for our cruise along the large canal and then through the smaller canals for which Suzhou was known as the "Venice of the east".
Suzhou is a network of canals and bridges with ...
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.
... Xiangfu Temple; Ancient Gingko Square; the Grand Buddha; Brahma Palace (also called the Valican Palace); Flying Dragon Tower and the Five Mudra Mandala.
We got back to the Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni at 2.45 to watch the water ceremony where water sprouts out of the dragons mouths and the lotus leaf at the top opens to display a small Buddha who turns a complete circle. Fabulous! It was an amazing ...
I arrived in Suzhou safe and sound with just a couple of hiccups. One hiccup really that had two outcomes. Firstly, my flight to HK was delayed so got diverted to a different terminal at Hongqiao Airport. That meant that the route I had planned from the airport to the train station wasn't the same and I got lost on the way. Technically, men can't get lost though, we just have adventures and that's exactly what I had; right into a parking lot for buses where one of ...
... calming experience we both enjoyed. That night, we went dancing at a Spanish bar then down the road to a sports bar to watch the Tigers! It was very cool to watch the game live, although it did make me feel homesick. I watched my Tiger, Alex Avila, hit a home run, so it was a successful night :)
The weather here has been springish. During the day it's quite warm, then getting chilly at night. I can't wait for warm weather, although I am not looking forward ...