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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.
... far more attractions than we imagined.
We came out and the taxi drivers started haggling over prices, but then I saw the No 88 bus which I knew went back to town so we hopped on that. We went to the Blue Frog for supper and saw Maumo and Hebe, the lovely manager, and then some of the teachers from Wuxi No 1 came in: Clive, Dennis and Arun so we had a few drinks and chatted to them. A really lovely day.
... phone so all and all it wasn’t too bad.
By the time we got into Shanghai it was about 7pm but we still had to ride 40minutes on the subway back to our hostel, which was definitely not as good as the bullet train as we were all really tired and hungry. Safe to say when we finally stepped off the subway I was very happy to no be on a train anymore.
As it was Katrin and I’s last night in Shanghai, we decided to go out for dinner despite all being ...
... still tucked up in bed We have done a fair bit since our last blog. Climbed the Great Wall thousands of steps! Bit stiff after but well worth it. The views were spectacular and had a well earned beer when we got back to the bottom. Yesterday we saw the terracotta warriors. Not sure what I expected but it was different to how we imagined them to be. They are still working on it and have many more to uncover yet. To finish the day off, we had a long walk around the city of ...