Renaissance Suzhou Hotel
Travel Blogs from Suzhou
It's 5:30 am on Saturday mornng here in Suzhou - I'm trying to get my sleep patterns adjusted but this was the latest I could stay in bed. I was exhausted last night after the long trip and fell asleep easily at 9PM. The plane ride was good - quick trip from Logan to Newark. I traveled with Tony, another co-worker from Raynham who's going to China …
Thursday 10/21 – Winds of Change – today was a day out of the office to do some apartment hunting or as it's called here "home finding". I got up early and went to the gym and was pleasantly surprised to see blue skies and some clouds thru the floor to ceiling mirrors at the gym. – Ah, the sky , my dear friend, how I’ve …
So many impressions, so many differences from home. I'm sure this entry will be an entry of seemingly random thoughts but I don’t want to lose anything before I become more assimilated – so here goes.
1. There is construction everywhere. I have never seen so many cranes in such a short time – on the ride from Shanghai …
I write about yesterday's trip in Suzhou, the Silk Capital of China, while sipping a glass of wine atop the 39th floor bar of the Shanghai Hilton. The lights of the city, the bund and the Pearl Tower shine in the distance. Without the help of Mr Xia, we may never have made our train from Nanjing to Suzhou. I am so grateful that he took even more …
... and the air seems murky most of the time as compared to last year. I'm very tempted to take photos but it simply seems too intrusive, and people here live with little privacy - I don't want to do anything to add to any sense of loss.
On a totally different topic, "The Beauty Contest of Chinese Fruits" is much more fun! Overall, most fruits here don’t have much flavor, compared to the amazingly delicious ...
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