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Lead: Venice, Italy gained a world reputation, but Suzhou, China, known as the "Eastern Venice", comparable favorably with Venice, will be much better than it. It is an ancient city with thousands of years of culture. Gardens and ancient architectures are famous in the world. Everywhere in Suzhou is charming scenery. Night in Suzhou is more graceful and beautiful: lighting shinning with ancient streets, making you intoxicated in it.
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On Tuesday we went to visit shuyas grandma. We left the house at 6.30am and by 9.40 we had arrvived. Shuya led me to believe her grandma lived in a care home! This was not a care home it was a huge place that i thought could be a chinese version of a council estate. But it turned out it was a town and when we walked through to the otherside it became clear that there was a high street, supermarket, huge town hall and everything you would need! There were 21 storey high buildings that ...
... what the medicine really is!
Yangshou is a very tidy city with very neat hedged gardens
and colourful trees. The surrounding hills make a spectacular backdrop to the
city. We drove back to Guilin in the bus and stopped on the way to visit a
traditional and functional farming community. The main crop is the rice and
they also grow abundant crops of chilli, a green-skinned orange which is juicy
but more bland than NZ oranges, cabbage and ...
... and Rose to go and see the fish eagle fishing. We took a really small boat out and met the fisherman and his 6 commerants. Almost suddenly the birds started ducking under water coming up with fish in their beaks. (think HSBC advert). Loyal to their owner once they caught a fish the fisherman scooped them up got hold of there necks and they gladly threw up the fish into his basket!!
After watching this for a while we had a chance to meet the birds and him ...
We have at last managed to defeat the Great Firewall of China, to bring you unadulterated access to our adventures!
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