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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 ...
... so I was happy to wander back down Pingjiang Street and catch the subway back to the train station. We caught the bullet train home but as there were no sitting seats left we were forced to stand for 35 minutes which wasn’t too bad. We all ended up squatting in the aisle much to the amusement of the Chinese people on the train. I even got to watch 10 minutes of the new terminator while (rudely I know) peering over a man’s shoulder and watching it “with” him ...
... Chinese gardens are designed using four steps in order of significance, water, rocks, plants and buildings and focus on aesthetic themes compared to the traditional European gardens that are geometrical and or symmetrical in layout. The garden takes in all senses eg visual, smell and sound. Banana trees are planted to provide the sound of falling rain on their leaves. Plants included azaleas, Rhododendrons, Camellias, Peony, Crepe Myrtle, Bamboo, Magnolias and Maples, ...