Scholars Hotel (Suzhou New District)
Travel Blogs from Suzhou
... back whilst someone else did all the work but in the end he really enjoyed it and now he has practical imperialist empathy for the rickshaw drivers rather than imagined. We had a boat trip on the Grand Canal and visited another Scholar's garden within which I stick like glue to Mike for obvious reasons! We have a chat with two sweet children who were fascinated by the strange foreign couple and everyone ...
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, ...
... on the event and it was more impressive than we could have imagined.
They had an English band, lots of stuff to eat, and a beautiful venue.
Before the certificates were distributed, they had a beautiful sand painting demonstration.
It was a great night.
Our bus stopped at McDonalds on the way home to the hotel and we had an early night.
Looking forward to our last day tomorrow.
Two days until Beijing!
Thanks for reading, ...
... culmination of our murder mystery.
They really seemed to enjoy it, although it wasn't so much a murder mystery as it was them just asking each other questions.
After school, we enjoyed a few Tsingtaos and a nice quiet dinner.
Our evening plans consisted of KTV for the third time.
We had a great time as always.
KTV and Tsingtao are the two things I ...
... remember thinking at some point, this is really amazing. Maybe it was some paper lanterns hanging from a building side or maybe it was the narrowing of the street or the point where the street joined up with the canal, but shortly after, we experienced a moment that made this entire trip worth it. Sebastian, the music lover that he is thanks to his nanny, Rhonda, got to play a traditional Chinese stringed instrument (not even sure what it’s called) with an old local on the ...