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... canal the longest man made canal in the world, (1900km), hand dug by millions of people through forced labour some 15 hundred years ago it stretches all the way to Beijing.
At the end of the boat trip we walked over one of the many narrow bridges and then a long walk through the congested vibrant market. Lots of fresh food, really fresh, still alive.
We went back to Casa Zoe's for breakfast after moving from the Kempinski Hotel back to the Gran Park Hotel for work tomorrow. We then went to visit the Nanshan Temple, and walked around a market area, a bit like Confucius Temple area in Nanjing with small shops and stalls.
We then took a lovely boat trip down the Grand Canal (which we have been on in Hangzhou also), stopping off at a hand-made brick museum. Another lovely day.
I traveled to Wuxi last Thursday to meet Will to go into Wuxi No 1 School to do lesson observations and professional development workshops on Differentiation and Homework, so we decided to stay over the weekend and celebrate my birthday early! We booked into the Kempinski Hotel.
Today was a glorious day, clear blue sky and quite warm. After having a lovely brunch at Casa Zoe's, a lovely tex mex restaurant in ...
... authentic looking Chinese boats it was really cool. The water in the canals even looked okay. The plan was walk to the end of this street and finish the day at a really famous park before heading back into shanghai… however because our train was for 6:20pm we had to rush to make everything fit in. It was still nice to walk along with everyone, they had so many cool shops, there was a “cat café” which despite wanting to go in I restrained myself, these hand crafted ...
... and then promptly realised we had lost Gordon who had been dancing along with his earphones in! Eventually we got hold of him and we all went into the actual garden which was very impressive. There were lakes and ornate bridges and manicured plants. It was very busy but we kept stopping for photos and the Chinese tourist enjoyed taking them of us too! There was a small museum with embroidery which was utterly incredible, they looked like photos they were so intricate. It was ...