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... of the famous gardens of Suzhou. A number of interesting buildings surrounding a large pond. The names given to the buildings in various places are interesting - the Beauty Within Reach Tower, The Five Peaks Library (named after the rock formation displayed near it), The Moon Comes With The Breeze Pavilion and so on. Some of them are obvious to us, others need a LONG explanation. Greg and David set off to look for the iPhone again. ...
... the stall came over and pointed out the Phone wouldn't work in Australia and we'd have to get a different one. Too much confusion at the end of a long, hot, humid day, so David received his money back and we plodded back to the hotel. After a shower and a rest, we wandered down to the hotel's restaurant for another pleasant meal - made more fun by trying to defeat the language barrier (with the help of another woman of unknown nationality who spoke some ...
... to the one we went into! Am slightly perturbed as do not recognise anything and on strange street. I ask for bus stop but forget to ask for foreign people's bus stop. Set off but then realise my mistake and retrace footsteps whereupon a helpful man realises what I am looking for and sets me off to correct place. I spot our bus and whilst waiting for the others send a private prayer of thanks to my old ...
One Day More.
This is what we woke up singing and continued singing on the bus to school.
Knowing that we were doing no work today, we were excited to spend one last day with our students.
The first part of the morning was spent with a draw to give away all the resources that we have used over the last 3 weeks.
Then our classes joined together to watch "The Emperor's New Groove" which they thoroughly enjoyed.
After lunch, ...
... turtles and large fish swim right over your head. The aquarium is located very close to the famous Oriental Pearl tower, so from there we just wandered along, checking out the tall famous buildings and the famous skyline along the river. We took the ferry across the river to the Bund. The ferry is only 2 yuan per person, and it used to be local transportation for bikes and cars but now it ferries packs of tourists back and forth. After walking the Bund, we walked up the busy, ...