Somerset Emerald City Suzhou
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... stopped working during the night) to be serviced. Bill had arrived and all appeared to have been sorted. Returning to the traffic. It really is amazing! They drive on left hand side of the road and, like the USA, a right-hand turn I'd permitted on a red light if it is safe to do so. The safety aspect doesn't seem to come into the equation as we watch and our drivers negotiate round cars and bikes that seem to turn when it suits them. ...
... at will (regardless of the traffic lights)! Billy is also a very competent English speaker and is very knowledgeable about the areas we are travelling through. There is a lot of construction being carried on - both businesses and accommodation. In some cases this appears to be both (i.e. Sleep where you work). One place Bill pointed out to us was where the government has offered new graduates free rent of business space for two years to get them ...
Trip out of Shanghai today to Suzhou about 80 km from Shanghai. 36 degrees so thankful for the coach air con. Travelled along the industrial corridor linking the two cities which was interesting in its own right. Lots of high rise apartment blocks for the workers and factories galore. All very intensive and looking efficient. Sub - text here seemingly - "Be afraid the West, be very afraid!". Certainly as ...
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, ...
... reservations back in Shanghai later that night. We started at the North Temple Pagoda and the Bao’en Temple. When we were greeted by a large statue of Laughing Buddha upon entering the complex, Sebastian said, “Buddha!” It was his first experience with the Laughing Buddha he knows from our Asian restaurants back in Boulder.
The good news is the tallest Chinese pagoda south of the Yangtze River was stunning. After a traditional nine story hike to the ...