Travel Blogs from Changzhou
All the AQMs met at the Crown Plaza Hotel Wuxi on Friday 7th March for the second Dipont STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fair. The event started with a University Challenge quiz for the students, followed by a meal.
The following day we walked down to Tian Yi school (one of my centres), which is a beautiful centre on a lovely campus, for the presentations.
... to admire these people, what a brilliant way to get rid of waste product! They have assured us that there is no problem taking it into Australia. We'll see.
Once at Wuxi we were joined by a new local guide, James. He was quite amusing as he was surprisingly candid about so many different aspects of Chinese life. He obviously wasn't afraid of the bus driver dropping him in for his controversial comments! We did love the walk around the gardens ...
... The city is situated in the affluent Yangtze Delta region of China. It is also about an hour away from Shanghai and five hours by train [on the bullet train] to Beijing. Changzhou was founded over 3000 years ago at the beginning of the Western Zhou dynasty. The earliest record of a settlement on the site of modern Changzhou is as a commandery founded in 221 BC at the beginning of the Qin Dynasty. Changzhou got its present name meaning "ordinary prefecture" in AD ...
... only costs a meager 90 Yuan per person (apart from being vegetarian, the buffet wasn’t really all that healthy or strictly Buddhist. Some of the dishes had so much xo alcohol cooking sauce in it that one can practically get drunk from just eating). Nonetheless, the nowadays health conscious Chinese partook the buffet with much enthusiasm.
As the sun finally sets over a smog covered Wuxi, I was quite glad to be back inside the chilled atmosphere of our ...
... the paint.
I asked Elliot to take a few pictures this week and some of the results are below.
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