Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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We met our friend Jason at 9 AM and headed for the city of Suzhou also known as the Venice of the East. It is a city of canals and small boats. We visited the Humble Administrator's Gardens, which you can probably guess were in no way, shape, or form humble. Suzhou is known for its silk making and we saw some ...
... a music lesson and our students were surprised to join in with a hearty rendition of 'We Will Rock You' - one student featured on a cool sit-on drum. We really enjoyed our lunch today - trays were cleared up of meatballs, rice and vegetables. We also enjoyed luscious new season apples. Yum! After lunch we were honoured guests at a talent show. Our students delighted all with a impromptu rendition of Mme ...
... principal and students of the school. The students were taken to their classrooms while the teachers were taken on a tour of the school, its grounds and facilities, including dormitories and dining room. We had a very interesting chat with the principal- it is amazing how many similarities we have with our bilingual programs. Like us, the Pearl School is experiencing rapid growth, with numbers this year going from 300 to ...
... see see how quickly they fit in socially with their class, and also incredible to hear them begin to speak Mandarin! They joined in the mass exercise in formation and enjoyed a boxed Chinese school lunch. The school day ended all too soon and we arranged for the bus driver to drop us off at the famous historic Shantung Street. The traditional shops lined the canal and there were many tempting souvenirs, cute animals and ...
... was here that Jo told us about the binding of women's feet, which lasted over a 1000 years, not ending until the 1st of the 20th Century. This was done primarily to the girls of well-to-do families. With the feet bound from infancy, the foot would grow to no more than three inches and was terribly deformed. One of the motivations behind the binding was to keep the women within the house because they couldn't walk any distance or remain on their feet. It ...